City of Blue Springs, MO
Jackson County
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Cross Reference: See § 220.710, Operation Of Self-Propelled Vehicles Within Public Parks And Upon City Property.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.010; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred (500) feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.020; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a Fire Department when laid down on any street or private driveway, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.030; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall mean:
FUNERAL DIRECTOR
A person licensed as a funeral director pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 333, RSMo.
FUNERAL LEAD VEHICLE or LEAD VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle equipped with at least one (1) lighted circulating lamp exhibiting an amber or purple light or lens or alternating flashing headlamps visible under normal atmospheric conditions for a distance of five hundred (500) feet from the front of the vehicle. A hearse or coach properly equipped may be a lead vehicle.
ORGANIZED FUNERAL PROCESSION
Two (2) or more vehicles accompanying the remains of a deceased person from a funeral establishment, church, synagogue or other place where a funeral service has taken place to a cemetery, crematory or other place of final disposition or a funeral establishment, church, synagogue or other place where additional funeral services will be performed if directed by a licensed funeral director from a licensed establishment.
B. 
Driving Rules.
1. 
Except as otherwise provided for in this Section, pedestrians and operators of all other vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which is a part of an organized funeral procession.
2. 
Notwithstanding any traffic control device or right-of-way provision prescribed by State or local law, when the funeral lead vehicle in an organized funeral procession lawfully enters an intersection, all vehicles in the procession shall follow the lead vehicle through the intersection. The operator of each vehicle in the procession shall exercise the highest degree of care toward any other vehicle or pedestrian on the roadway.
3. 
An organized funeral procession shall have the right-of-way at all intersections regardless of any traffic control device at such intersections, except that operators of vehicles in an organized funeral procession shall yield the right-of-way to any approaching emergency vehicle pursuant to the provisions of law or when directed to do so by a Law Enforcement Officer.
4. 
All vehicles in an organized funeral procession shall follow the preceding vehicle in the procession as closely as is practical and safe under the conditions.
5. 
No person shall operate any vehicle as part of an organized funeral procession without the flashing emergency lights of such vehicle being lighted.
6. 
Any person who is not an operator of a vehicle in an organized funeral procession shall not:
a. 
Drive between the vehicles comprising an organized funeral procession while such vehicles are in motion and have the flashing emergency lights lighted pursuant to Subsection (B)(5) above, except when required to do so by a Law Enforcement Officer or when such person is operating an emergency vehicle giving an audible or visual signal;
b. 
Join a funeral procession for the purpose of securing the right-of-way; or
c. 
Attempt to pass any vehicle in an organized funeral procession, except where a passing lane has been specifically provided.
7. 
When an organized funeral procession is proceeding through a red signal light as permitted herein, a vehicle not in the organized funeral procession shall not enter the intersection unless such vehicle may do so without crossing the path of the funeral procession.
8. 
No ordinance, regulation or any other provision of law shall prohibit the use of a motorcycle utilizing flashing amber lights to escort an organized funeral procession on the highway.
C. 
Any person convicted of violating any provision of this Section shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00).
[R.O. 1996 § 340.040; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.050; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
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 or by such other method as may be determined and designated by the Traffic Unit.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.060; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
The driver of a motor vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway. A designated bicycle lane shall not be obstructed by a parked or standing motor vehicle or other stationary object. A motor vehicle may be driven in a designated bicycle lane only for the purpose of a lawful maneuver to cross the lane or to provide for safe travel. In making an otherwise lawful maneuver that requires traveling in or crossing a designated bicycle lane, the driver of a motor vehicle shall yield to any bicycle in the lane. As used in this Section, the term "designated bicycle lane" shall mean a portion of the roadway or highway that has been designated by the Governing Body having jurisdiction over such roadway or highway by striping with signing or striping with pavement markings for the preferential or exclusive use of bicycles.
The operator of a motor vehicle overtaking a bicycle proceeding in the same direction on the roadway, as defined in Section 300.020, shall leave a safe distance when passing the bicycle, and shall maintain clearance until safely past the overtaken bicycle.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.070; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.080; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.090; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
A. 
A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.
B. 
The operator of a motorized bicycle shall ride only astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and shall not permit more than one (1) person to ride thereon at the same time, unless the motorized bicycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one (1) person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the use of a passenger.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.100; CC 1968 § 20-41; Ord. No. 2056 § 1, 5-6-1991; Ord. No. 4369 § 1, 1-17-2012]
A. 
Every person operating or riding as a passenger on any motorcycle or motortricycle, as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., upon any public road within the corporate limits of the City shall wear protective headgear at all times the vehicle is in motion. The protective headgear shall meet reasonable standards and specifications established by the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri.
B. 
The penalty for failure to wear protective headgear as required by this Section is an infraction for which a fine not to exceed twenty-five ($25.00) dollars may be imposed. No court costs shall be assessed.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.110; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
A. 
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
B. 
Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
C. 
No person shall ride a motorized bicycle upon a sidewalk.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.120; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
A. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in Section 300.020, upon the streets and highways of this City, except as follows:
1. 
All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a Governmental entity for official use;
2. 
All-terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premises purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation;
3. 
All-terrain vehicles whose operators carry a special permit issued by this City pursuant to Section 304.013, RSMo.;
4. 
All-terrain vehicles properly licensed by the State of Missouri for use on public highways.
B. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle, as defined in Section 304.001, RSMo., within any stream or river in this City, except that off-road vehicles may be operated within waterways which flow within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns, or for agricultural purposes within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns or has permission to be upon, or for the purpose of fording such stream or river of this State at such road crossings as are customary or part of the highway system. All Law Enforcement Officials or Peace Officers of this State and its political subdivisions shall enforce the provisions of this Subsection within the geographic area of their jurisdiction.
C. 
A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway pursuant to an exception covered in this Section shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, an all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be dayglow in color.
D. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle:
1. 
In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another;
2. 
While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
3. 
Without a securely fastened safety helmet on the head of an individual who operates an all-terrain vehicle or who is being towed or otherwise propelled by an all-terrain vehicles, unless the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
E. 
No operator of an all-terrain vehicle shall carry a passenger, except for agricultural purposes.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.130; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
No person riding upon any bicycle, motorized bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or themselves to any vehicle upon a roadway. Neither shall the driver of a vehicle knowingly pull a rider behind a vehicle.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.140; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.150; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
It shall be unlawful for the directing Officer or the operator of any railroad train to direct the operation of or to operate the same in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for purposes of travel for a period of time longer than five (5) minutes; provided that this Section shall not apply to a moving train or to one stopped because of an emergency or for repairs necessary before it can proceed safely.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.160; CC 1968 § 20-1; Ord. No. 323 § 1, 7-5-1966]
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.170; CC 1968 § 20-3; Ord. No. 152 § 28, 11-8-1954]
A. 
No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall be moved or operated on any highway, street or alley in this City having a greater weight than prescribed under Section 304.180, RSMo., as amended.
B. 
The local officials and State Highways and Transportation Commission or the legal agents for their respective jurisdiction, whenever by thawing of frost, rains or soft conditions due to construction, reconstruction and maintenance, adverse or critical weather conditions or other causes detrimental to the surface or physical condition of such highways, streets and alleys in this City, are hereby authorized to limit such weights described under Subsection (A) to such an amount and in such manner as will preserve their economical use by the general public. When posted or marked, it shall be unlawful to transport any gross load in excess of the posted notice, and in addition to conviction and punishment thereof the registered owner thereof shall be held liable in any court of competent jurisdiction for destructive damages to the surface and physical conditions pertaining thereto, by an action of the State, County or other interested person.
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Editor's Note: R.O. 1996 § 340.180, Use Of Bicycles Prohibited In Certain Designated Areas, was removed by the City during the 2019 recodification project.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.190; CC 1968 § 20-11; Ord. No. 323 § 3, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 486 § 1, 2-16-1970; Ord. No. 564 § 1, 10-4-1971; Ord. No. 1365 § 3, 2-18-1985]
A. 
Any person who operates a vehicle upon a street carelessly and heedlessly, in disregard of the rights or safety of others, or without due caution and circumspection, or at a speed and in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property shall be guilty of careless driving.
B. 
Every person who is convicted of careless driving where an accident is involved shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months, or by both said fine and imprisonment.
[Ord. No. 4574 § 8, 10-5-2015; Ord. No. 4637 § 4, 12-19-2016]
C. 
Every person who is convicted of careless driving where no accident is involved shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00), when combined with the amount of court costs.
[Ord No. 4574 § 8, 10-5-2015; Ord. No. 4637 § 4, 12-19-2016]
[R.O. 1996 § 340.200; CC 1968 § 20-12; Ord. No. 323 § 4, 7-5-1966; Ord. No. 1145 § 1, 4-12-1982; Ord. No. 1154 § 1, 5-17-1982; Ord. No. 1365 § 4, 2-18-1985; Ord. No. 2964 §§ 1 — 2, 4-7-1997; Ord. No. 3416 § 1, 9-5-2001]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person who is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or drug, or any combination thereof to drive any vehicle.
[Ord. No. 4638 § 16, 12-19-2016]
B. 
A person commits the offense of "driving with excessive blood alcohol content" if they operate a motor vehicle in this City with eight-hundredths of one percent (.08%) or more by weight of alcohol in their blood. As used in this Section, percent by weight of alcohol in the blood shall be based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred (100) milliliters of blood and may be shown by chemical analysis of the person's blood, breath, saliva or urine. For the purposes of determining the alcoholic content of a person's blood under this Section, the test shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Sections 577.020 to 577.041, RSMo.
C. 
Any person who operates a motor vehicle upon the public highways of this City shall be deemed to have given consent to, subject to the provisions of this Section and standards approved by the State Department of Health, a chemical test or tests of their breath, blood, saliva or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol or drug content of their blood if arrested for any offense arising out of acts which the arresting officer had reasonable grounds to believe were committed while the person was driving a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated or drugged condition. The test shall be administered at the direction of the arresting Law Enforcement Officer whenever the person has been arrested for the offense.
D. 
Chemical analysis of the person's breath, blood, saliva, or urine to be considered valid under the provisions of this Section shall be performed according to methods approved by the State Department of Health by licensed medical personnel or by a person possessing a valid permit issued by the State Department of Health for this purpose.
E. 
The person tested may have a physician, or a qualified technician, chemist, registered nurse, or other qualified person of their own choosing and at their expense administer a test in addition to any administered at the direction of a Law Enforcement Officer. The failure or inability to obtain an additional test by a person shall not preclude the admission of evidence relating to the test taken at the direction of a Law Enforcement Officer.
F. 
Upon the request of the person who submits to a chemical test at the request of a Law Enforcement Officer, full information concerning the test shall be made available to them.
G. 
Every person who is convicted of driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment not exceeding six (6) months, or by both said fine and imprisonment.
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Cross Reference: See Ch. 600, Alcoholic Beverages.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.210; Ord. No. 3416 § 2, 9-5-2001]
A. 
Upon the trial of any person for violation of any of the provisions of Section 340.200(A) or (B), arising out of acts alleged to have been committed by any person while driving a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition, the amount of alcohol in the person's blood at the time of the act alleged as shown by any chemical analysis of the person's blood, breath, saliva or urine is admissible in evidence and the provisions of Subdivision (5) of Section 491.060, RSMo., shall not prevent the admissibility or introduction of such evidence if otherwise admissible. If there was eight-hundredths of one percent (.08%) or more by weight of alcohol in the person's blood, this shall be prima facie evidence that the person was intoxicated at the time the specimen was taken.
B. 
Percent by weight of alcohol in the blood shall be based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred (100) milliliters of blood or grams of alcohol per two hundred ten (210) liters of breath.
C. 
The foregoing provisions of this Section shall not be construed as limiting the introduction of any other competent evidence bearing upon the question whether the person was intoxicated.
D. 
A chemical analysis of a person's breath, blood, saliva or urine, in order to give rise to the presumption or to have the effect provided for in Subsection (A) of this Section, shall have been performed as provided in Section 340.200(C), (D), and (E) and in accordance with methods and standards approved by the State Department of Health.
E. 
Any charge alleging a violation of Section 340.200(A) or (B) shall be dismissed with prejudice if a chemical analysis of the defendant's breath, blood, saliva, or urine performed in accordance with Sections 340.200(C), (D), and (E) demonstrate that there was less than ten-hundredths of one percent (0.10%) of alcohol in the defendant's blood unless one or more of the following considerations cause the court to find a dismissal unwarranted:
1. 
There is evidence that the chemical analysis is unreliable as evidence of the defendant's intoxication at the time of the alleged violation due to the lapse of time between the alleged violation and the obtaining of the specimen;
2. 
There is evidence that the defendant was under the influence of a controlled substance, or drug, or a combination of either or both with or without alcohol; or
3. 
There is substantial evidence of intoxication from physical observations of witnesses or admissions of the defendant.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.220; CC 1968 § 20-73; Ord. No. 2359 § 1, 7-19-1993]
A. 
No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage while operating a moving motor vehicle upon any public thoroughfare for vehicles, including State roads, County roads and public streets, avenues, boulevards, parkways or alleys within the City.
B. 
Every person who is convicted under the provisions of this Section shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225.00), when combined with the amount of court costs.
[Ord. No. 4574 § 9, 10-5-2015; Ord. No. 4637 § 5, 12-19-2016]
[R.O. 1996 § 340.230; CC 1968 §§ 20-14 — 20-16; Ord. No. 477 § 3, 12-15-1969]
A. 
Traffic Emergencies. When snow, sleet or freezing rain is causing slippery or hazardous conditions which might lead to serious traffic congestion, the Mayor may declare a traffic emergency; and until such is terminated, it shall be unlawful to operate a vehicle on any emergency route as defined in Subsection (C) without first having equipped such vehicle with effective skid chain or snow tires, excepting that vehicles with dual wheels need not be equipped with skid chains or snow tires.
B. 
Parking Emergencies.
1. 
Whenever snow has accumulated or there is a possibility that snow will accumulate to such a depth that snow removal operations will be required, the Mayor may declare a parking emergency, and until such an emergency is terminated, it shall be unlawful to park a vehicle or to permit a vehicle to be parked on any emergency route, as defined in Subsection (C) of this Section.
2. 
All vehicles parked on such emergency routes must be removed within two (2) hours after declaration of emergency or be considered in violation of this Section.
C. 
Emergency Routes Defined. Emergency routes are hereby defined as all streets on which there is erected, at the direction of the City Engineer, signs to identify the emergency routes.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.240; CC 1968 § 20-24; Ord. No. 323 § 5, 7-5-1966]
The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonably safe and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the roadway.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.250]
A. 
All vehicles not in motion shall be placed with their right side as near the right-hand side of the highway as practicable, except on streets of municipalities where vehicles are obliged to move in one direction only or parking of motor vehicles is regulated by ordinance.
B. 
Upon all public roads or highways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
1. 
When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;
2. 
When placing a vehicle in position for and when such vehicle is lawfully making a left turn in compliance with the provisions of Sections 304.014 to 304.026, RSMo., or traffic regulations thereunder or of municipalities;
3. 
When the right half of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair;
4. 
Upon a roadway designated by local ordinance as a one-way street and marked or signed for one-way traffic.
C. 
It is unlawful to drive any vehicle upon any highway or road which has been divided into two or more roadways by means of a physical barrier or by means of a dividing section or delineated by curbs, lines or other markings on the roadway, except to the right of such barrier or dividing section, or to make any left turn or semicircular or U-turn on any such divided highway, except in a crossover or intersection.
D. 
The authorities in charge of any highway or the state highway patrol may erect signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center line of the highway, and all members of the Missouri highway patrol and other peace officers may direct traffic in conformance with such signs. When authorized signs have been erected designating off-center traffic lanes, no person shall disobey the instructions given by such signs.
E. 
Whenever any roadway has been divided into three or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules in addition to all others consistent herewith shall apply:
1. 
A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety;
2. 
Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle where the roadway ahead is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is sign-posted to give notice of such allocation;
3. 
Upon all highways any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic thereon shall be driven in the right-hand lane of traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand edge or curb, except as otherwise provided in Sections 304.014 to 304.026, RSMo.;
4. 
Official signs may be erected by the highways and transportation commission or the highway patrol may place temporary signs directing slow moving traffic to use a designated lane or allocating specified lanes to traffic moving in the same direction and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign;
5. 
Drivers of vehicles proceeding in opposite directions shall pass each other to the right, and except when a roadway has been divided into traffic lanes, each driver shall give to the other at least one-half of the main traveled portion of the roadway whenever possible.
F. 
All vehicles in motion upon a highway having two or more lanes of traffic proceeding in the same direction shall be driven in the right-hand lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or when preparing to make a proper left turn or when otherwise directed by traffic markings, signs or signals.
G. 
All trucks registered for a gross weight of more than forty-eight thousand (48,000) pounds shall not be driven in the far left-hand lane upon all interstate highways, freeways, or expressways within urbanized areas of the State having three (3) or more lanes of traffic proceeding in the same direction. This restriction shall not apply when:
1. 
It is necessary for the operator of the truck to follow traffic control devices that direct use of a lane other than the right lane; or
2. 
The right-half of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.260]
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 thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle; and
2. 
Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle and shall not increase the speed of their vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
B. 
Overtaking And Passing To The Right.
1. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
a. 
When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
b. 
Upon a City street with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two (2) or more lines of vehicles in each direction;
c. 
Upon a one-way street;
d. 
Upon any highway outside of a City with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width and clearly marked for four or more lines of traffic.
2. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under the foregoing conditions when such movement may be made in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the paved or main traveled portion of the roadway. The provisions of this Subsection shall not relieve the driver of a slow-moving vehicle from the duty to drive as closely as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
C. 
Except when a roadway has been divided into three traffic lanes, no vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center line of a highway or public road in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming 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 under the following conditions:
1. 
When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve of the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event 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.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.270; CC 1968 § 20-26; Ord. No. 124 § 1, 6-2-1952; Ord. No. 152 § 19, 11-8-1954]
A. 
Any driver of a vehicle upon any street, alley or highway within the City, upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children or other passengers when the driver of said school bus has in the manner prescribed by law given a signal to stop, shall stop such vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion or until signalled by its driver to proceed.
B. 
Every such school bus operating within the City shall comply with all rules and regulations of the State Board of Education in and for the operation thereof.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.280; CC 1968 § 20-27; Ord. No. 206 § 1, 6-2-1958]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on any public street or thoroughfare within forty-eight (48) hours after said street or thoroughfare has been oiled; provided that said street or thoroughfare is marked by sign or other visible designation at the time of oiling, and provided further that the provisions of this Section shall not apply on any street or thoroughfare after gravel or other drying agent has been applied.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.290; CC 1968 § 20-31; Ord. No. 120 § 18, 8-6-1951; Ord. No. 416 § 1, 1-20-1969]
No person shall be privileged to run, operate or drive any motor or horse-drawn vehicle on places in the public street sowed to grass or improved for lawn or park purposes, or on private property without the prior consent of the owner thereof.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.300; CC 1968 § 20-34; Ord. No. 414 § 1, 12-16-1968]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer upon the public streets or thoroughfares of the City of Blue Springs, Missouri, which is carrying goods or materials or farm products 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 and/or by the movement of the vehicle, trailer or semitrailer without having a protective cover or being sufficiently secured 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.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.310; CC 1968 § 18-16; Ord. No. 2064 § 1, 5-20-1991]
No operator of any truck or motor vehicle shall cause to be scattered or tracked on or about public or private premises or streets while in motion or stopped, any litter, refuse, mud, dirt, sticky substances, or rubbish. All loads shall be secured in such a manner so as to effect compliance with this Section. The penalty for violation of this Section shall be imposed as allowed by Section 100.080 of this Code.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.320; Ord. No. 3161 § 1, 9-8-1999]
A. 
It is unlawful for any person, unless expressly exempted by the terms of another Section of the Code of Ordinances, City of Blue Springs, Missouri, to operate any motor vehicle without a functioning, certified ignition interlock device when that person has been ordered by a court to equip any vehicle they operate with such a device.
1. 
It is not a defense to any charge under this Section that the vehicle is rented, leased or lent by anyone.
2. 
Missouri Department of Revenue records containing any entry requiring the use of the device, as provided by State law, shall be presumptive evidence of the requirement to have an ignition interlock device.
B. 
It is unlawful for any person to request or solicit another person to blow into an ignition interlock devise or to start a motor vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing the person so restricted with an operable motor vehicle if the driving privilege of the person making the request is restricted pursuant to this Section.
C. 
It is unlawful for any person to blow into an ignition interlock device or to start a motor vehicle equipped with the device for the purpose of providing an operable vehicle to a person whose driving privilege is restricted under State law.
D. 
It is unlawful for any person to tamper with, or circumvent the operation of an ignition interlock device.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.330; Ord. No. 3603 § 1, 10-6-2003]
It shall be the duty of the operator or driver of any vehicle or the rider of any animal traveling on the highways, streets and roads of this City to stop on signal of any Law Enforcement Officer and to obey any other reasonable signal or direction of such Law Enforcement Officer given in directing the movement of traffic on the highways, streets and roads. Any person who willfully fails or refuses to obey such signals or directions or who willfully resists or opposes a Law Enforcement Officer in the proper discharge of their duties shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in Section 100.080 of this Code.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.340; Ord. No. 3798 § 1, 7-7-2004]
Unless authorized to do so, it shall be unlawful for anyone operating a motor vehicle to enter a portion of any roadway that has been restricted for construction purposes; provided such restriction is posted by a sign, barricade or cones.
[R.O. 1996 § 340.350; Ord. No. 4479 § 1, 2-18-2014]
A. 
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no person twenty-one (21) years of age or younger operating a moving motor vehicle upon the highways and streets of this City shall, by means of a hand-held electronic wireless communications device, send, read, or write a text message or electronic message.
B. 
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no person shall operate a commercial motor vehicle in this City while using a hand-held mobile telephone.
C. 
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no person shall operate a commercial motor vehicle in this City while using a wireless communications device to send, read, or write a text message or electronic message.
D. 
The provisions of Subsections (A) through (C) of this Section shall not apply to a person operating:
1. 
An authorized emergency vehicle; or
2. 
A moving motor vehicle while using a hand-held electronic wireless communications device to:
a. 
Report illegal activity;
b. 
Summon medical or other emergency help;
c. 
Prevent injury to a person or property; or
d. 
Relay information between a transit or for-hire operator and that operator's dispatcher, in which the device is permanently affixed to the vehicle.
E. 
Nothing in this Section shall be construed or interpreted as prohibiting a person from making or taking part in a telephone call, by means of a hand-held electronic wireless communications device, while operating a non-commercial motor vehicle upon the highways and streets of this City.
F. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ELECTRONIC MESSAGE
A self-contained piece of digital communication that is designed or intended to be transmitted between hand-held electronic wireless communication devices. Electronic message includes, but is not limited to, electronic mail, a text message, an instant message, or a command or request to access an Internet site.
HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE
Includes any hand-held cellular phone, palm pilot, BlackBerry®, or other mobile electronic device used to communicate verbally or by text or electronic messaging, but shall not apply to any device that is permanently embedded into the architecture and design of the motor vehicle.
MAKING OR TAKING PART IN A TELEPHONE CALL
Listening to or engaging in verbal communication through a hand-held electronic wireless communication device.
SEND, READ, OR WRITE A TEXT MESSAGE OR ELECTRONIC MESSAGE
Using a hand-held electronic wireless telecommunications device to manually communicate with any person by using an electronic message. Sending, reading, or writing a text message or electronic message does not include reading, selecting, or entering a phone number or name into a hand-held electronic wireless communications device for the purpose of making a telephone call.
G. 
A violation of this Section shall be deemed an infraction and shall be deemed a moving violation for purposes of point assessment under Section 302.302, RSMo., as amended. A person who has been convicted of a violation of this Section may be sentenced to pay a fine which does not exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00).
H. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to:
1. 
The operator of a vehicle that is lawfully parked or stopped;
2. 
Any of the following while in the performance of their official duties: a Law Enforcement Officer; a member of a fire department; or the operator of a public or private ambulance;
3. 
The use of factory-installed or aftermarket global positioning systems (GPS) or wireless communications devices used to transmit or receive data as part of a digital dispatch system;
4. 
The use of voice-operated technology;
5. 
The use of two-way radio transmitters or receivers by a licensee of the Federal Communications Commission in the Amateur Radio Service.