Cross Reference — Administration generally, Title I.
[Code 1985, §76.070; CC 1990 §14-26]
The function of the City Traffic Engineer with all powers, duties and authority given in this Title shall vest in the State Highways and Transportation Commission for all controlled access highways, either divided or undivided and other highways, streets or highways, or State highways as defined in Section 300.010, hereinafter called "highway," which are presently in existence and maintained by the State Highways and Transportation Commission and all such highways which are in the future built, constructed or which the State Highways and Transportation Commission assumes the responsibility to maintain within the corporate limits or within any area annexed by the City.
The State Highways and Transportation Commission shall have exclusive authority to place and maintain traffic control signs, signals and devices on all highways maintained by the State Highways and Transportation Commission and is given express authority to delegate to the District Engineer any power or authority vested in the State Highways and Transportation Commission by this Title.
[Code 1985, §76.025; CC 1990 §14-41]
The Police Department shall keep a record of all violations of the Traffic Ordinances of the City or of the State vehicle laws of which any person has been charged, together with a record of the final disposition of all such alleged offenses. Such record shall be so maintained as to show all types of violations and the total of each. The record shall accumulate during at least a five (5) year period and from that time on the record shall be maintained complete for at least the most recent five (5) year period.
All forms for records of violations and notices of violations shall be serially numbered. For each month and year a written record shall be kept available to the public showing the disposal of all such forms.
All such records and reports shall be public records.
[Code 1985, §76.045; CC 1990 §14-42]
The Police Department shall maintain a suitable record of all traffic accidents, warnings, arrests, convictions and complaints reported for each driver, which shall be filed alphabetically under the name of the driver concerned.
[Code 1985, §76.055; CC 1990 §14-44]
The Chief of Police shall designate a type of pennant or other identifying insignia to be displayed upon, or other method to be employed to identify, the vehicles in funeral processions.
[Code 1985, §§76.060, 76.065; CC 1990 §14-35; Ord. No. 2004, 12-8-2008]
The Director of Public Works or other designated City Official shall serve as City Traffic Engineer in addition to his/her other functions and shall exercise the powers and duties with respect to traffic as provided in this Title.
The City Traffic Engineer shall determine the installation and proper timing and maintenance of traffic control devices, conduct engineering analyses of traffic accidents and devise remedial measures, conduct engineering investigation of traffic conditions, plan the operation of traffic on the streets and highways of the City and cooperate with other City Officials in the development of ways and means to improve traffic conditions and carry out the additional powers and duties imposed by ordinances of the City.
[Code 1985, §76.075; CC 1990 §14-37]
The Chief of Police by and with the approval of the City Traffic Engineer is hereby empowered to make regulations necessary to make effective the provisions of the traffic ordinances of the City and to make and enforce temporary or experimental regulations to cover emergencies or special conditions. No such temporary or experimental regulation shall remain in effect for more than ninety (90) days.
The City Traffic Engineer may test traffic control devices under actual conditions of traffic.
[Code 1985, §76.080; CC 1990 §14-34; Ord. No. 2004, 12-8-2008]
There is established a Transportation Committee to serve without compensation, consisting of the City Traffic Engineer, a representative from the Police Department, a liaison from the Board of Aldermen and such number of other City Officers and representatives of unofficial bodies as may be determined and appointed by the Mayor.
It shall be the duty of the Transportation Committee, and to this end it shall have the authority within the limits of their powers, to coordinate traffic activities, to supervise the preparation and publication of traffic reports, to receive complaints having to do with traffic matters and to recommend to the Board of Aldermen and other City Officials ways and means for improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations.