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.
Except where otherwise provided by signs erected pursuant to duly passed and approved ordinances, no person shall operate a vehicle on any street in the City in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour.
[R.O. 2009 §14-188; Code 1969 §22-48]
No person shall operate or drive a motor vehicle on any alley, except emergency vehicles on emergency runs, at a rate of speed in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour.
[R.O. 2009 §14-189; Code 1969 §§22-44, 22-46 — 22-47, 22-47A]
The speed of vehicles on the streets listed in Schedule I shall not exceed the limits provided for same in such Schedules.
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.
[R.O. 2009 §14-190; Code 1969 §22-37]
The operator of a motor vehicle shall not accelerate his/her motor vehicle from any stop, stop sign or electric traffic signal or driveway at a high and excessive rate of speed so as to endanger pedestrian and other traffic present, taking into consideration the traffic, its character, its volume, surface of the street or roadway, the width of the street or alley and the hazard or danger at the intersection and any other conditions then existing, including the person's ability to safely brake his/her vehicle in the event of an emergency, nor shall the operator of a motor vehicle so accelerate his/her motor vehicle, whether from a stopped or moving position, or brake his/her motor vehicle from a moving position, so as to cause the tires thereof to squeal upon the pavement or ground, when said activity is not necessary to avoid a collision.