City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1110, 7-6-1988]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine those portions of any roadway where overtaking and passing or driving a vehicle to the left of the roadway would be especially hazardous and shall declare the same as a "No Passing Zone".
B. 
The City Traffic Engineer shall mark the no passing zone by applying a solid yellow line on the roadway surface just to the right of center of the roadway. When the aforesaid solid yellow line is in place, no driver of a vehicle shall pass another vehicle in the places where passing is prohibited.
C. 
In any prosecution charging a violation of no passing zones as provided in this Title, proof that such no passing zones are appropriately marked in conformance with this Section, Subsection (B) shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the no passing zone was duly and properly designated and marked as provided by this Title.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1115, 7-6-1988]
A. 
The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations and exceptions hereinafter stated.
1. 
The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left of the overtaken vehicle at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle;
2. 
The driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of an overtaking vehicle on the left upon perceiving the overtaking vehicle. This Subsection does not apply when an overtaken vehicle is being passed on the right as permitted;
3. 
No driver of a vehicle shall overtake and pass another vehicle moving in the same direction within an intersection, or within one hundred (100) feet of an intersection.
B. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions.
1. 
When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
2. 
Upon a highway or roadway with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two (2) or more lanes of vehicles in the same direction;
3. 
Upon a one-way roadway;
4. 
Upon any highway or roadway with unobstructed pavement of such width and clearly marked for four (4) or more lanes of traffic;
5. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right under the foregoing conditions only when such movement may be made in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the highway or roadway.
6. 
The provisions of this Subsection shall not relieve a driver from the duty to drive as closely as practicable to the right hand edge of the roadway or highway.
C. 
No vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center line of a roadway or highway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction, unless the left side is clearly visible and is free of on-coming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken.
D. 
No vehicle shall at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway or highway under the following conditions.
1. 
When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve of the roadway or highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distances as to create a hazard in the event that another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction
2. 
When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred (100) feet of any bridge, viaduct, tunnel, or when approaching within one hundred (100) feet of or at any intersection or railroad grade crossing.