The provisions of this Title prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.
The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sunday and public holidays within the districts or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
Whenever by this Title or any ordinance of the City any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the City Traffic Engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon.
[CC 1974 §13-44; Ord. No. 174 §1(13-44), 3-4-1990; Ord. No. 519, 7-11-2018; Ord. No. 535, 2-13-2019]
Other than a governmental vehicle or vehicle requested by the City, no vehicle or combination of vehicles shall move or be operated on any street in the City having a gross vehicle weight rating greater than sixty thousand (60,000) pounds or a gross vehicle weight rating greater than twenty thousand (20,000) pounds on one (1) axle. No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall move or be operated on any street in the City which is of a length greater than forty-five (45) feet. No combination of truck-tractor and semitrailer operated upon the streets of the City shall have a length, including load, in excess of sixty (60) feet.
No vehicle or combination of vehicles shall move or be operated on any street or highway in the City which is of a width, height or length which is in violation of Section 304.170, RSMo., which is incorporated herein.
The Police Chief, who for the purpose of this Section shall be deemed the officer in charge of the maintenance of the streets of this City, may issue a special permit for any vehicle exceeding the width, length, height or weight herein specified when in his/her opinion the public safety or public interest so justifies, and such permit shall be limited as to duration, not exceeding the expiration of the registration of such vehicle, and may designate the street or streets upon which said permit may be valid and make such additional requirements as he/she deems to be necessary for the public welfare and safety and the fee for the issuance of each permit shall be fifty dollars ($50.00).
Whenever by reason of thawing or frost, or rains, or due to new construction the streets are in a soft condition, the Police Chief may reduce the maximum allowable weight on such streets and roads and shall post notices at convenient and public places along the road or roads. No person shall move or operate any vehicle weighing in excess of the limits prescribed upon streets so posted.
Any Police Officer of this City may arrest on sight or upon a warrant any person found violating any of the provisions of this traffic code or of Sections 304.170 to 304.351, RSMo. The Police Officers of this City may stop any vehicle as described herein traveling upon the public highways of this City for the purpose of determining whether or not such vehicle is loaded in excess of the provisions of this Section and may require such truck to be removed to the nearest available scales for the purpose of weighing such truck and load.