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, but no City ordinance shall regulate the speed of vehicles upon controlled access highways of the State.
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.
[Code 1974 §320.030; CC 1984 §28-142]
No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle, except authorized emergency vehicles on emergency runs, on any street, boulevard or thoroughfare in the City, at any time, at a rate of speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour, except as otherwise posted.
No person shall drive through any school lane at the rate of speed greater than fifteen (15) miles per hour. Any person driving through a school lane shall exercise the highest degree of care at all times.
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.
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon those portions of the roadways which are set forth and described in Schedule I at a rate of speed in excess of that speed limit set for such portions of the roadways by said Schedule.
[CC 1984 §28-143]
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized and directed to place appropriate signs marking the maximum speed limits established in this Chapter and Schedule I unless appropriate signs have been provided by the State Highways and Transportation Commission.
The City Traffic Engineer, on any Section of a roadway in this City where construction or major maintenance operations are being effected, may fix a speed limit in any such areas by posting of appropriate signs, and the operation of a motor vehicle in excess of any such speed limit in the area so posted shall be deemed prima facie evidence of careless and imprudent driving and a violation of Section 320.030.
[Ord. No. 6-159, 3-8-2018]
When signs or signs with active warning flashing lights have been erected to establish a school zone, the speed limit in school zones shall be effective on any day that school is in session.
School zones shall be clearly identified by one (1) or more of the following methods:
No person shall operate a motor vehicle in excess of the posted speed limit in a designated school zone.
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any provision of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).