City of Chillicothe, MO
Livingston County
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Section 347.010 Speed Zones Around Schools.

[CC 1999 §27-361; Ord. No. 96-102, 8-26-1996; Ord. No. 2012-18 §1, 3-12-2012]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to operate any motor vehicle or vehicles at speeds in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour while the school located in or adjacent to the named street is in session during the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. on the following designated streets:
Calhoun Street between the intersection of Dickinson Street and State Street
Dickinson Street between the intersections of Calhoun Street and Bryan Street
Polk Street between the intersections of State Street and Fair Street
Elm Street between the intersections of Third Street and Ann Street
Henry Street between the intersections of Violet Street and Lily Street
John F. Kennedy Street between the intersections of Oak Street and Maple Street
Trenton Street between the intersections of John F. Kennedy and Eleventh Street
Oak Street between the intersections of Tenth and John F. Kennedy
Tenth Street between the intersections of Maple and Broadway
Hornet Drive between the intersection with Missouri Highway 190 and the City limits.
B. 
The City Street Superintendent shall erect signs indicating the reduced speed zones upon said streets.

Section 347.020 Parking Adjacent To Schools. [1]

[CC 1999 §27-362; Ord. No. 91-8, 1-29-1991]
A. 
The City is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in its opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.
[1]
State Law Reference — For similar provisions, §300.460, RSMo.

Section 347.030 Certain Buses and Trucks To Stop At Railroad Crossing — When.

[CC 1999 §27-363; Ord. No. 91-8, 1-29-1991]
Every motor vehicle transporting passengers for hire, every school bus and every motor vehicle transporting high explosives or poisonous or compressed inflammable gases and every motor vehicle used for the transportation of inflammable or corrosive liquids in bulk, whether loaded or empty, shall, upon approaching any railroad grade crossing, be brought to a full stop within fifty (50) feet, but not less than ten (10) feet from the nearest rail of such railroad grade crossing and shall not proceed until due caution has been taken to ascertain that the course is clear; provided that such full stop shall not be required at a railroad grade crossing protected by a watchman or traffic officer on duty or by a traffic control "stop and go" signal (not railroad flashing signal) giving positive indication to approaching vehicles to proceed.

Section 347.040 Buses, Trucks Not To Follow Within Three Hundred Feet — Penalty.

[CC 1999 §27-364; Ord. No. 91-8, 1-29-1991]
A. 
The following terms, as used in this Section, shall mean:
BUS
Any vehicle or motorcar designed and used for the purpose of carrying more than seven (7) persons.
TRUCK
Any vehicle, machine, tractor, trailer or semi-trailer or any combination thereof propelled or drawn by mechanical power and designed or used in the transportation of property upon the highways.
B. 
The driver of any truck or bus, when traveling upon a public highway of this State outside of a business or residential district, shall not follow within three hundred (300) feet of another such vehicle; provided the provisions of this Section shall not be construed to prevent the overtaking and passing by any such truck or bus or another similar vehicle.

Section 347.050 School Bus Signs To Be Removed, When — Violation.

[CC 1999 §27-366; Ord. No. 91-8, 1-29-1991]
Any motor vehicle which is not regularly being operated by a school district or under contract with a school district or by private schools for the transportation of school children shall not bear signs indicating that it is a school bus. When any person operating a school bus under contract with a school district uses it for purposes other than for the transportation of school children, he/she shall cover the signs thereon in such manner that it will not appear on the highways as a school bus.