City of Bridgeton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 91-25 §4, 3-6-1991]
A. 
In accordance with RSMo. Section 577.060 or as hereinafter may be amended, a person commits the crime of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident when being the operator or driver of a vehicle on the highway or on any publicly or privately owned parking lot or parking facility generally open for use by the public and knowing that an injury has been caused to a person or damage has been caused to property, due to his culpability or to accident, he leaves the place of the injury, damage or accident without stopping and giving his name, residence, including city and street number, motor vehicle number and driver's license number, if any, to the injured party or to a Police Officer, or if no Police Officer is in the vicinity, then to the nearest Police Station or judicial officer.
B. 
For the purposes of this Section, all Peace Officers shall have jurisdiction, when invited by an injured person, to enter the premises of any privately owned parking lot or parking facility for the purpose of investigating an accident and performing all necessary duties regarding such accident.
C. 
Leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident is a violation of this Section, except that it shall be a Class D felony if the accident resulted in:
1. 
Physical injury to another party; or
2. 
Property damage in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); or
3. 
If the defendant has previously pled guilty to or been found guilty of a violation of RSMo. Section 577.060.
4. 
See also Section 370.015, Subsection (C).
[Ord. No. 91-25 §5, 3-6-1991]
A. 
In accordance with RSMo. Section 577.065 or as hereinafter may be amended, whenever any all-terrain vehicle, as defined in Section 300.190 of this Title, is involved in an accident resulting in loss of life, personal injury or damage to property and the operator thereof has knowledge of such accident, he shall stop and give his name and address, the name and address of the owner thereof and the registration number of the all-terrain vehicle to the injured person or the person sustaining the damage or to a Police Officer. In case no Police Officer nor the person sustaining the damage is present at the place where the damage occurred, then the operator shall immediately report the accident, as soon as he is physically able, to the nearest law enforcement agency.
B. 
A Law Enforcement Officer who investigates or receives information of an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle and also involving the loss of life or serious physical injury, as defined in Section 556.061, RSMo. shall make a written report of the investigation or information received, and such additional facts relating to the accident as may come to his knowledge, and mail the information to the Department of Public Safety and keep a record thereof in his office.
C. 
This Section does not apply when property damage is sustained in sanctioned all-terrain vehicle races, derbies and rallies.
D. 
Any person leaving the scene of an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle which results in a serious personal injury shall be guilty of violating this Section, except that it shall be a Class D felony if the accident resulted in the death of another party or if the defendant has previously pled guilty or been found guilty of a violation of this Section.
[Ord. No. 91-25 §6, 3-6-1991]
A person operating a motorcycle, motor tricycle, motorized bicycle or all-terrain vehicle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached to said vehicles. The operator shall not carry, nor shall any other person ride on said vehicles unless said vehicles are designed to carry more than one (1) person. If so designed, a passenger shall ride upon the permanent and regular seat, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator's position.
[Ord. No. 91-25 §7, 3-6-1991]
In accordance with RSMo. Section 302.020 or as hereinafter may be amended, every person operating or riding as a passenger on said vehicles shall wear protective headgear at all times the vehicle is in motion. The protective headgear shall meet standards and specifications established by the Missouri Director of Revenue, except that although strongly recommended, protective headgear is not required for operators and passengers of motorized bicycles or all-terrain vehicles as defined under Section 300.190 of this Title.
[Ord. No. 91-25 §8, 3-6-1991]
No person riding on any bicycle, motorcycle, motor tricycle, motorized bicycle or all-terrain vehicles as defined under Section 300.190 of this Title, or any coaster, sled, roller skates, or any toy vehicle shall attach the item or said person to any moving vehicle, nor shall any person ride on the hood, roof, or fender of any vehicle.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1630, 7-6-1988]
No person shall drive a motor vehicle which has more than three (3) persons over the age of sixteen (16) years in the front seat. No person shall extend any body parts outside the vehicle, except the hand and arm for signaling purposes only.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1635, 7-6-1988]
A. 
No person shall throw, dump, deposit, place or cause to be thrown, dumped, deposited or placed upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private road or driveway, or right-of-way of same.
1. 
Any tacks, nails, wire, scrap metal, glass, crockery, sharp stones, or other substances injurious to the feet of persons, animals, or the tires of vehicles.
2. 
Any paper, rubbish, garbage, or debris of any and all kinds.
3. 
Any mud, dirt, sand, gravel, rock, stone or other excavated material or substance dug, scooped, blasted, or removed from the earth on any lot or tract of land; provided however, that this provision shall not apply to any excavation in highways for which a valid permit has been issued by the Department of Public Works.
4. 
Any and all substances and materials which cause or may cause a hazard and obstruction to the movement of traffic, including snow or ice.
B. 
No person shall throw, dump, deposit or place or cause to be thrown, dumped, deposited or placed, such materials and substances in such a manner as to cause the same to roll, flow or wash upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private roadway or driveway, or right-of-way of same.
C. 
No person, when moving or hauling any load upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private road or driveway, or right-of-way of same, shall allow the load or parts of the load to blow, spill, drop, or otherwise come to rest over and upon said highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private road or driveway, or right-of-way of same.
D. 
All motor vehicles, and every trailer and semitrailer operating upon any highway, roadway, alleyway, parking lot, private roadway or driveway in the City of Bridgeton, Missouri, and carrying goods, materials, farm products, or any of the substances referred to in this Section, which may reasonably be expected to become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer as a result of wind pressure or air pressure or by the movement of the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer shall have a protective cover or be sufficiently secure so that no portion of such goods or material can become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer while being transported or carried; provided that covers for vehicles transporting garbage, offal or other rubbish must be approved in accordance with Chapter 607, SLCRO, 1974, as amended.
E. 
No person shall drive an overloaded vehicle or one loaded in a manner such that any part of the load is likely to fall upon and litter any road, or cause injury to persons or damage to other vehicles or property.
F. 
Any person who, by reason of accident, violates this Section, shall be held blameless of such violation upon an affirmative showing that the person:
1. 
Immediately cleaned and cleared away the materials or substances involved; or
2. 
Immediately made reasonable and conscientious effort to clean and clear; or
3. 
By reason of such accident was rendered incapable of cleaning and clearing away the materials or substances involved.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1640, 7-6-1988]
No procession, or parade containing five (5) or more persons or three (3) or more vehicles, excepting the Armed Forces of the United States, the military forces of this State, and the Forces of the Police and Fire Departments, shall occupy, march, or proceed along any highway, roadway or alleyway, except in accordance with a permit issued by the City of Bridgeton Department of Police and such other regulations as are set forth herein which may apply.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1645, 7-6-1988]
A. 
A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of each vehicle of a pennant or other identifying insignia.
B. 
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right hand edge of the highway or roadway as practical and shall follow the vehicle ahead as closely as is practical and safe.
C. 
No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this Code. This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic signals or Law Enforcement Officers.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1650, 7-6-1988]
It is unlawful to vend or distribute merchandise or material from a vehicle, stand, or otherwise within the limits of any highway, roadway or alleyway in the City of Bridgeton, except under such license, conditions and regulations prescribed by City ordinances; but in no instance shall such vending be permitted or authorized where the same causes stopping, standing, or parking in or upon a highway, roadway or alleyway, or when such vending or distributing causes traffic confusion and interferes with the free and unhindered mobile progression of traffic.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1655, 7-6-1988]
A. 
Every bus used for the transportation of school children shall bear upon the front and rear of the bus, plainly visible sign containing the words "School Bus" in letters not less than eight (8) inches in height. Each bus shall have lettered on the rear in plain and distinct type the following. "State Law: Stop While Bus Is Loading And Unloading". Each school bus subject to the provisions of this Section shall be equipped with a mechanical and electrical signaling device, which will display a signal plainly visible from the front and rear and indicating intention to stop. The driver of a school bus is required to use such equipment to indicate the intention to stop.
B. 
No driver of a school bus shall take on or discharge passengers at any location upon a highway, or roadway consisting of four (4) or more lanes of traffic, whether or not divided by a median or barrier, in such manner as to require the passengers to cross more than two (2) lanes of traffic; nor shall the driver take on or discharge passengers while the vehicle is upon the highway, roadway or alleyway proper unless the vehicle so stopped is plainly visible for at least three hundred (300) feet in each direction to drivers of other vehicles upon any highway, roadway or alleyway and then only for such time as is actually necessary to take on and discharge passengers.
C. 
The driver of any school bus driving upon any highway, or roadway of the City of Bridgeton after loading or unloading school children, should remain stopped if the bus is followed by three (3) or more vehicles, until such vehicles have been permitted to pass the school bus, if the conditions prevailing make it safe to do so.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1660, 7-6-1988]
A. 
No person shall place, maintain or display or cause to be placed, maintained or displayed upon or in view of any highway or roadway an unauthorized sign, signal, marking or other device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic control device or which attempts to direct the movement of traffic, or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any official traffic control device or signal.
B. 
No person shall place or maintain or cause to be placed or maintained nor shall any public authority permit upon any highway or roadway any traffic sign or signal bearing any commercial advertising.
C. 
This Section shall not be deemed to prohibit the erection upon private property adjacent to highways or roadways of signs giving useful directional information and of a type that cannot be mistaken for official signs.
D. 
Every such prohibited sign, signal or marking is hereby declared to be a public nuisance and the authority having jurisdiction over the highway or roadway is hereby empowered to remove it or cause it to be removed without notice.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1665, 7-6-1988]
No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down, or remove or cause to be altered, defaced, injured, knocked down or removed, any official traffic control device or any inscription shield or insignia thereon, or any part thereof.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1670, 7-6-1988]
No person shall use or attempt to use any roadway, alleyway, or driveway withdrawn from public use. Nor shall any person drive or attempt to drive any vehicle or animal on the same during the period such roadway, alleyway or driveway is withdrawn from public use.
[Ord. No. 88-39 §24.1675, 7-6-1988; Ord. No. 96-12 §§1 — 3, 2-21-1996]
A. 
No person shall use or operate any all terrain vehicle, as defined under Section 300.190 of this Code, on public streets. Except as provided in this Section, no person shall use or operate any all terrain vehicle, motor vehicle, motorcycle, motor tricycle, or similar vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner of said property, or on public property owned by the United States, the State of Missouri, the City of Bridgeton, Missouri, or any other governmental body, without the consent of the appropriate governmental agency which has custody and control of said property. No owner of any property shall grant consent to any person to operate any all terrain vehicle or motorcycle or similar vehicle on such property, except as follows:
1. 
On private property when a fee, admission charge or other consideration is a requirement for owner consent: The owner shall have a valid special permit issued by the City of Bridgeton for the use of such property for motorcycle and/or mini bike trails, paths, tracks, courses or facilities, provided the property meets zoning and/or land use requirements.
2. 
On private property, including property owned by a non-profit organization as defined by State Statutes, when no fee, admission charge, or other consideration is a requirement for owner consent: Written approval shall be required from the Chief of Police, City of Bridgeton or his designated representative. Such approval may be granted for an indefinite time period and shall not impose any liability on the City of Bridgeton or any official or employee thereof. Within ten (10) days of granting such approval, the Chief of Police or his designated representative shall provide the City Council, City of Bridgeton with a written statement that includes the general area for which approval was granted, the name and address of the property owner, and any restrictions imposed. Approval may be revoked at any time by the Chief of Police.
Further, a petition signed by sixty percent (60%) or more of the property owners within one hundred (100) feet of any property for which approval has been granted shall cause said approval to be automatically revoked, upon acceptance and certification of the petition by the City Clerk, City of Bridgeton. Approval may not be reinstated for a period of at least eighteen (18) months.
3. 
On public property, except for public streets, approval may be granted by a majority of the entire City Council.
B. 
Notwithstanding any provision of this Section, it shall not be applicable to the operation and use of a motorcycle as follows:
1. 
On public streets.
2. 
On private or public driveways and parking areas when such use by an operator duly licensed in accordance with State of Missouri Statutes is incidental to normal use.
3. 
For use on private property owned by the motorcycle operator or a member of his immediate family.
C. 
Any person using or operating a motorcycle shall obey all traffic control signals, signs and devices and the directions of Police Officers.
D. 
Any motorcycle used or operated within the City of Bridgeton shall have all licenses and inspection stickers required by any applicable ordinances of the City of Bridgeton or County of St. Louis or Statutes of the State of Missouri.
E. 
No person shall cause, or knowingly permit, his child or ward under the age of sixteen (16) years to drive a motorcycle upon any public street or sidewalk.
F. 
As herein used, the term motorcycle shall include motor tricycles, motor scooters, motor bikes, but does not include all terrain vehicles as defined under Section 300.190.