City of Ozark, MO
Christian County
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[Ord. No. 14-040 §3, 9-15-2014[1]]
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate intersections where particular hazards exist and to determine whether vehicles shall stop at one (1) or more entrances to any such intersection in which event he/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 in which case he/she shall cause to be erected a yield sign at every place where obedience thereto is required. Determinations, required above, shall be made based upon the criteria set forth in the latest edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and any applicable laws of the State of Missouri.
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Editor's Note: Section 3 of this ordinance repealed former Sections 335.020, Signs Required at Through Streets, and 335.030, Other Intersections Where Stop or Yield Required, and provided for the renumbering of former Sections 335.040 through 335.080 as Sections 335.020 through 335.060.
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.
[Ord. No. 14-040 §3, 9-15-2014]
A. 
Whenever official traffic control signals or signs are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of this Title, such signals or signs shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.
B. 
Any official traffic control signals or signs placed pursuant to the provisions of this Title and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such signals or signs shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this Title, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.
C. 
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 traffic control signal or stop sign shall stop as required by Subsection (B) of Section 335.020 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.
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/her failure to yield right-of-way.
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.
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/she is operating without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.