City of Pacific, MO
Franklin County
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[CC 1976 §33-129]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn at an intersection shall do so as follows:
1. 
Right turns. Both the approach for a right turn and a right turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
2. 
Left turns on two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is permitted to move in both directions on each roadway entering the intersection, an approach for a left turn shall be made in that portion of the right half (½) of the roadway nearest the center line thereof and by passing to the right of such center line where it enters the intersection and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection to the right of the center line of the roadway being entered. Whenever practicable the left turn shall be made in that portion of the intersection to the left of the center of the intersection.
3. 
Left turns on other than two-way roadways. At any intersection where traffic is restricted to one (1) direction on one (1) or more of the roadways, the driver of a vehicle intending to turn left at any such intersection shall approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of such vehicle and after entering the intersection the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection, as nearly as practicable, in the left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in such direction upon the roadway being entered.
[CC 1976 §33-130]
A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to place markers, buttons, or signs within or adjacent to intersections indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning at such intersections, and such course to be traveled as so indicated may conform to or be other than as prescribed by law or ordinance.
B. 
When authorized markers, buttons, or other indications are placed within an intersection indicating the course to be traveled by vehicles turning thereat, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of such indications.
[CC 1976 §33-131]
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine those intersections at which drivers of vehicles shall not make a right, left or U-turn, and shall place proper signs at such intersections. The making of such turns may be prohibited between certain hours of any day and permitted at other hours, in which event the same shall be plainly indicated on the signs or such signs may be removed when such turns are permitted.
[Ord. No. 814 §14, 8-2-1960; CC 1976 §33-132]
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right, or left or U-turn is permitted, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the directions of any such sign.
[CC 1976 §33-133]
The driver of any vehicle shall not turn such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street in a business district and shall not upon any other street so turn a vehicle unless such movement can be made in safety and without interfering with other traffic.
[CC 1976 §33-134]
A. 
An operator in stopping or when checking the speed of his vehicle, when the movement of other vehicles may reasonably be affected by such checking of speed, shall extend his arm at an angle below horizontal so that the same may be seen from the rear of his vehicle.
B. 
An operator intending to turn his vehicle to the right shall extend his arm at an angle above horizontal so that the same may be seen from the rear of his vehicle.
C. 
An operator intending to turn his vehicle to the left shall extend his arm in a horizontal position so that the same may be seen from the rear of his vehicle.
D. 
If a motor vehicle is equipped with a mechanical or electrical signal device capable of displaying a signal plainly visible from the rear when indicating an intention to turn or stop or that the rate of speed of the motor vehicle is being slowed, the signal with the hand and arm required in this Section need not be given.
[CC 1976 §33-135]
A. 
The signals required to be given for turns or slowing or stopping shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by a signal light or device in good mechanical condition; provided however, when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded that a hand-and-arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle, such signal shall be given by a signal light or device. A vehicle shall be considered as to be so constructed or loaded that a hand-and-arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the left outside limit of the body, cab or load exceeds twenty-four (24) inches, or when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the rear limit of the body or load thereon exceeds fourteen (14) feet, which limit of fourteen (14) feet shall apply to single vehicles or combinations of vehicles.
B. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any trailer which does not interfere with a clear view of the hand signals of the operator or the signaling device upon the vehicle pulling such trailer; and the provisions of this Section pertaining to mechanical devices on vehicles so constructed that a hand-and-arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicles shall only be applicable to new vehicles registered within the State after the first (1st) day of January, 1954.