City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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Cross Reference — As to designated through streets, see sch. I.

Section 335.010 Street Classification Designated.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 4559 §1, 8-3-2015[1]]
Those streets and parts of streets described by ordinances of the City are classified in Schedule I, Street Classification for the purposes of Sections 335.010 to 335.090.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 4559 also changed the title of this Section from "Through Streets Designated" to "Street Classification Designated."

Section 335.020 Signs Required At Arterial and Collector Streets.

[CC 1968 §20-45; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 4559 §1, 8-3-2015[1]]
Whenever any ordinance of the City designates and describes an arterial or collector street it shall be the duty of the City Engineer to place and maintain a stop sign, or on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation at any intersection a yield sign, on each and every street intersecting such street unless traffic at any such intersection is controlled at all times by traffic control signals; provided however, that at the intersection of two (2) such streets or at the intersection of a street and a heavy traffic street not so designated, stop signs shall be erected at the approaches of either of said streets as may be determined by the City Engineer upon the basis of an engineering and traffic study.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 4559 also changed the title of this Section from "Signs Required At Through Streets" to "Signs Required At Arterial and Collector Streets."

Section 335.030 Other Intersections Where Stop or Yield Required.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 4559 §1, 8-3-2015]
The City Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate intersections where particular hazard exists upon other than arterial or collector streets and to determine whether vehicles shall stop at one (1) or more entrances to any such intersection in which event he or she shall cause to be erected a stop sign at every such place where a stop is required, or whether vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles on a different street at such intersection as prescribed in Subsection (A) of Section 335.040, in which event he shall cause to be erected a yield sign at every place where obedience thereto is required.

Section 335.040 Stop and Yield Signs.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign if required for safety to stop shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, in the event there is no crosswalk, at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway.
B. 
Except when directed to proceed by a Police Officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, in the event there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection.

Section 335.050 Vehicle Entering Stop Intersection.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966]
Except when directed to proceed by a Police Officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop as required by Subsection (B) of Section 335.040, and after having stopped shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or which is approaching so closely on said highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection.

Section 335.060 Vehicle Entering Yield Intersection.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966]
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to such sign slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection; provided however, that if such a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his failure to yield right-of-way.

Section 335.070 Emerging From Alley, Driveway or Building.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966]
The driver of a vehicle within a business or residence district emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across any alleyway or driveway, and shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian as may be necessary to avoid collision, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway.

Section 335.080 Stop When Traffic Obstructed.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 4559 §1, 8-3-2015]
No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed. If a driver is unable to see oncoming traffic, the driver shall yield to any pedestrians and then carefully pull forward past the line until the driver can see clearly in both directions and then proceed when the intersection is clear.

Section 335.090 Obedience To Signal Indicating Approach of Train.

[CC 1968 §20-1; Ord. No. 323 §1, 7-5-1966]
A. 
Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in this Section, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within fifty (50) feet, but not less than fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely. The foregoing requirements shall apply when:
1. 
A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a railroad train;
2. 
A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the approach or passage of a railroad train;
3. 
An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.
B. 
No person shall drive any vehicle through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.

Section 335.100 Railroads — Duty of Operator At Crossings — Speed Limitations.

[CC 1968 §20-13]
A. 
No railroad company shall within the corporate limits of the City, permit its engines or cars to approach any street crossing the track of such railroad without giving timely notice of approach by the continuous ringing of a bell or sounding of its horn while moving toward such street.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any employee of any railroad company having in charge or under his direction any engine or car to approach any street of said City crossing the track of such railroad without continuous ringing of a bell, or while in charge of such engine or cars, within the City limits of said City to run or permit the same to be run at a greater speed than at the rate of twenty-five (25) miles per hour.
C. 
To mitigate the effects of train horn noise the City may elect to establish quiet zones. If the City elects to establish quiet zones, the latest process established by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration shall be followed.
[Ord. No. 4559 §1, 8-3-2015]

Section 335.110 Right-Of-Way — When Given.

[CC 1968 §20-30; Ord. No. 120 §13, 8-6-1951]
An operator or driver of a motor vehicle shall have the right-of-way over an operator or driver of another motor vehicle who is approaching from the left on an intersecting street or highway and shall give the right-of-way to an operator or driver of a motor vehicle approaching from the right to an intersecting street or highway. The "right-of-way" shall mean the right to proceed when two (2) or more vehicles will reach such intersection at approximately the same time.