City of Pleasant Valley, MO
Clay County
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[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
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.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
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.
Every person operating a motor vehicle on the roads and highways of this City shall drive the vehicle in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person and shall exercise the highest degree of care.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. V §2, 2-19-1968; Ord. No. 3300, 7-2-2018]
A. 
Speed – Twenty-Five Miles Per Hour. The speed on any street in this City shall not exceed twenty-five (25) miles per hour, both daytime and nighttime, unless otherwise posted.
B. 
Speed – Twenty Miles Per Hour.
1. 
The speed upon approaching within one hundred (100) feet of a grade crossing of a railway that is not on an established street and where the driver’s view of such crossing or of any traffic on such railway for a distance of four hundred (400) feet in either direction is obstructed, except where officially designated for a different speed, shall not exceed twenty (20) miles per hour.
2. 
Upon approaching within fifty (50) feet of and traversing an intersection of streets, except that at intersections controlled by traffic signals or where all cross traffic is controlled by stop signs, the speed shall not exceed twenty (20) miles per hour.
3. 
The speed upon any public property which is not a street shall not exceed twenty (20) miles per hour.
C. 
School Speed Zone. In accordance with Section 315.140, a school safety zone shall be established at the location identified below. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour when passing through the school safety zone during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays when school is in session, provided school safety zone and speed limit signs are properly erected and maintained.
Location: Sobbie Road, between the intersections of Laverne and Pleasant Valley Road.
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 a misdemeanor.
Except as provided elsewhere in this Code, no person shall drive any vehicle on a street or highway in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record; and no person shall in any manner participate in any such race, competition, contest, test or exhibition. The Police Chief may, however, issue a permit for any such race, competition, contest, test or exhibition in accordance with the terms and conditions specifically approved for such event by ordinance duly enacted by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 3282, 11-20-2017]
No person shall operate a motor vehicle in such a manner as to cause or allow to be emitted squealing, screeching or other such noise from the tires in contact with the street, alley or highway under normal road conditions, because of rapid acceleration or excessive speed around corners or other such reason, except that noise resulting from emergency braking to avoid imminent danger shall be exempt from this provision. Tire friction marks, squealing, and/or screeching of tires shall be evidence of such excessive acceleration.