City of Ozark, MO
Christian County
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The State traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the City, except that the City may by ordinance declare and determine upon the basis of engineering and traffic investigation that certain speed regulations shall be applicable upon specified streets or in certain areas, in which event it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of any speed so declared when signs are in place giving notice thereof.
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of traffic in an orderly and safe manner at speeds slightly at variance from the speeds otherwise applicable within the district or at intersections and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof.
[R.O. 2006 Sch. III; CC 1992 Sch. III; CC 1974 §76.100; Ord. No. 14-040 §2, 9-15-2014]
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The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to establish appropriate speed limits within and for the streets and roads within the City not otherwise established by State Law. Once established, the City Traffic Engineer shall erect appropriate signs giving notice of the established speed limit.
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Except where otherwise provided by signs erected pursuant to established speeds set by the City Traffic Engineer, no person shall operate a vehicle on any street in the City in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour.
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No person shall operate a vehicle on any street or roadway in the City in excess of the speed established by the City Traffic Engineer in violation of signs posted at the beginning of each speed zone (other than the general speed provided above) by the City Traffic Engineer.
No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law. Peace Officers may enforce the provisions of this Section by directions to drivers, and in the event of apparent willful disobedience to this provision and refusal to comply with direction of an officer in accordance herewith, the continued slow operation by a driver is an ordinance violation.