City of Pleasant Valley, MO
Clay County
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[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm closer than five hundred (500) feet or drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a Fire Department when laid down on any street, private driveway or streetcar track, to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this Title. This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or Police Officers.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practicable and safe.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of each vehicle of a pennant or other identifying insignia or by such other method as may be determined and designated by the Traffic Division.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
No funeral, procession or parade containing two hundred (200) or more persons or fifty (50) or more vehicles except the forces of the United States Army or Navy, the military forces of this State and the forces of the Police and Fire Departments, shall occupy, march or proceed along any street except in accordance with a permit issued by the Chief of Police and such other regulations as are set forth herein which may apply.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
The driver of a vehicle shall not back the same unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
A. 
A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.
B. 
The operator of a motorized bicycle shall ride only astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and shall not permit more than one (1) person to ride thereon at the same time, unless the motorized bicycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one (1) person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the use of a passenger.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
A. 
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district.
B. 
Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
C. 
No person shall ride a motorized bicycle upon a sidewalk.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
A. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in Section 300.020, upon the streets and highways of this City, except as follows:
1. 
All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a governmental entity for official use;
2. 
All-terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premise purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation;
3. 
All-terrain vehicles whose operators carry a special permit issued by this City pursuant to Section 304.013, Missouri Revised Statutes.
B. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle, as defined in Section 304.001, Missouri Revised Statutes, within any stream or river in this City, except that off-road vehicles may be operated within waterways which flow within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns, or for agricultural purposes within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns or has permission to be upon, or for the purpose of fording such stream or river of this State at such road crossings as are customary or part of the highway system. All Law Enforcement Officials or Peace Officers of this State and its political subdivisions shall enforce the provisions of this Subsection within the geographic area of their jurisdiction.
C. 
A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway pursuant to an exception covered in this Section shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, an all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be dayglow in color.
D. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle:
1. 
In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another;
2. 
While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
3. 
Without a securely fastened safety helmet on the head of an individual who operates an all-terrain vehicle or who is being towed or otherwise propelled by an all-terrain vehicle, unless the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
E. 
No operator of an all-terrain vehicle shall carry a passenger, except for agricultural purposes.
F. 
A violation of this Section shall be a misdemeanor.
[Ord. No. 1350 §§1 — 5, 10-5-1987]
A. 
Purpose. In order to provide for the public safety and safe movement of traffic and pedestrians upon the public streets and ways, the City desires under its police power authority to further regulate and prohibit the operation of unlicensed vehicles.
B. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this Section the following terms shall be deemed to have the meanings indicated below:
AID OR ASSIST
To provide, own, transport, or encourage another in the use of prohibited activity.
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
Shall include and be understood to mean all two (2), three (3) or four (4) wheel vehicles advertised and designed to ride, operate and move under mechanical power or drive by some type of engine or power source other than the operator.
LICENSE
Shall include and is understood to refer to and mean a license or permit the State of Missouri issues to a vehicle in order to operate on a public street or highway within Missouri.
SNOWMOBILE
Shall include and be understood to mean those pieces of equipment advertised and designed to move under mechanical power or drive over snow or ice by some type of mechanical power or drive by some type of engine or power source other than the operator.
C. 
Act Prohibited. It shall hereafter be declared unlawful and a misdemeanor to operate or to aid or assist others in the operation of an all-terrain vehicle or snowmobile that has no license on public streets, sidewalks and public ways in the City limits of Pleasant Valley.
D. 
Penalty. Any person found guilty of violating this Section shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
E. 
Special Permits. In the event of some approved purpose or weather emergency, the Chief of Police or Board of Aldermen may give a limited use by a written permit for a specified time and place to use the vehicles prohibited by this Section.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
No person riding upon any bicycle, motorized bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself/herself to any vehicle upon a roadway.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §6, 2-19-1968; Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
A. 
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
B. 
No pedestrian, bicycle, or other non-motorized traffic, or motor scooter shall use any limited access roadway except for the sole purpose of crossing same by the shortest and most direct route and then only at crossings designated by public authority. Such traffic shall yield the right-of-way to any motorized traffic proceeding on the limited access roadway.
C. 
No person shall stop a vehicle within the limits of the right-of-way of any limited access roadway, except as may be required by law.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
It shall be unlawful for the directing officer or the operator of any railroad train to direct the operation of or to operate the same in such a manner as to prevent the use of any street for purposes of travel for a period of time longer than five (5) minutes; provided that this Section shall not apply to a moving train or to one stopped because of an emergency or for repairs necessary before it can proceed safely.
[Ord. No. 1814 §1, 4-2-1996]
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §4, 2-19-1968]
No driver of any vehicle shall drive the same when such vehicle is so loaded or when there are in the front seat of such vehicle such number of persons as to obstruct the view of the driver to the back, front or sides, or to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle. No passenger in a vehicle shall ride in such position as to interfere with the driver's view ahead, or to the sides, or to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §10, 2-19-1968]
A. 
No person shall ride on any vehicle or upon any portion thereof not designated or intended for the use of passengers and no person shall operate a vehicle under such conditions. This provision shall not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty, or to persons riding within truck bodies in space intended for merchandise.
B. 
No person shall transport or carry or cause or permit to be transported or carried any animal outside of any vehicle unless such animal is protected by framework or other device which will prevent the animal from falling off or being thrown from such vehicle.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §11, 2-19-1968]
No person shall operate or park on any street any vehicle for the primary purpose of displaying advertising.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §13, 2-19-1968]
No person shall drive any vehicle over or across any newly-made pavement or newly-marked pavement in any public street across, or around or on which portion there is a barrier, or at or near which there is a person or sign warning persons not to drive over or across such portion, or a sign stating that the street is closed.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §18, 2-19-1968]
Whenever the Board of Aldermen by permit, shall define the time of march of any public parade in any of the public streets of the City, no person not taking part in such parade shall obstruct the part of the street designated in said permit required for such parade by riding, driving or walking, or standing thereon; provided, that nothing contained in this Section shall affect the members of the Fire Department or the Police Department in the discharge of their official duties.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §19, 2-19-1968]
It shall be unlawful for any person in or upon any street, or in or upon any premises abutting thereon to make any speech or harangue, or to demonstrate, sell, or offer for sale goods, wares or merchandise, or to display any sign, device, information, or exhibition, in consequence of which there is caused or created such a gathering of persons on such sidewalk as to interfere with pedestrian traffic thereon, or to cause a stopping of vehicles that result in vehicular traffic interference.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §20, 2-19-1968]
It shall be unlawful for any person other than a Police Officer to place or affix, or cause to be placed or affixed in or upon any vehicle parked or standing upon a street any card, ticket, advertisement or paper except by permit from the Board of Aldermen. Any person, firm or corporation, whose name appears upon any such card, ticket, advertisement or paper as the owner or maker of or dealer in the things advertised, shall be prima facie deemed to have caused the distribution of such card, ticket, advertisement or paper.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XIII §21, 2-19-1968]
A. 
Any person authorized to remove a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street shall remove any glass or other injurious substance dropped upon the street from such vehicle.
B. 
No person shall place any obstruction in or upon a street without proper authority.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XVIII, 2-19-1968]
A. 
Effect Of Regulations.
1. 
It is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this Section.
2. 
The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this Section.
3. 
These regulations applicable to bicycles shall apply whenever a bicycle is operated upon any street or upon any public path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, subject to those exceptions stated herein.
B. 
Traffic Laws Apply To Person Riding Bicycles. Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the provisions of this Title, except as to special regulations in this Section and except as to those provisions of this Title which by their nature can have no application.
C. 
Riding On Bicycles.
1. 
A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.
2. 
No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one (1) time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
D. 
Riding On Roadways And Bicycle Paths. Every person operating a bicycle or motorized bicycle at less than the posted speed or slower than the flow of traffic upon a street or highway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as safe, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction, except when making a left turn, when avoiding hazardous conditions, when the lane is too narrow to share with another vehicle, or when on a one-way street. Bicyclists may ride abreast when not impeding other vehicles.
E. 
Speed. No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing.
F. 
Carrying Articles. No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle, or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handle bars.
G. 
Parking. No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the bicycle or against a building or at the curb, in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic.
H. 
Brakes Required. Every bicycle and motorized bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle or motorized bicycle within twenty-five (25) feet from a speed of ten (10) miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.
I. 
Lights And Reflectors, When Required — Standards To Be Met. Every bicycle and motorized bicycle when in use on a street or highway during the period from one-half (½) hour after sunset to one-half (½) hour before sunrise shall be equipped with the following:
1. 
A front-facing lamp on the front or carried by the rider which shall emit a white light visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway at five hundred (500) feet;
2. 
A rear-facing red reflector, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, or a rear-facing red lamp, on the rear which shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at six hundred (600) feet;
3. 
Reflective material and/or lights on any part of the bicyclist's pedals, crank arms, shoes or lower leg, visible from the front and the rear at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at two hundred (200) feet; and
4. 
Reflective material and/or lights visible on each side of the bicycle or bicyclist and visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at three hundred (300) feet. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to motorized bicycles which comply with National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration regulations relating to reflectors on motorized bicycles.
J. 
Penalty For Violation. Any person seventeen (17) years of age or older who violates any provision of this Section is guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00). Such an infraction does not constitute a crime and conviction shall not give rise to any disability or legal disadvantage based on conviction of a criminal offense. If any person under seventeen (17) years of age violates any provision of this Section in the presence of a Peace Officer possessing the duty and power of arrest for violation of the general criminal laws of the State or for violation of ordinances of counties or municipalities of the State, said officer may impound the bicycle or motorized bicycle involved for a period not to exceed five (5) days upon issuance of a receipt to the child riding it or to its owner.
[Ord. No. 989 §1, 12-17-1979; Ord. No. 2263 §1, 11-21-2000]
A. 
Driving Emergency. When snow, sleet or freezing rain is causing slippery or hazardous conditions which might lead to serious traffic congestion, the Chief of Police, or designated officer in charge then on duty, may declare a traffic emergency; and until such is terminated, no vehicle shall be operated on any emergency route as defined in Subsection (C) without first having equipped such vehicle with effective skid chains or snow tires, excepting that vehicles with dual wheels need not be equipped with skid chains or snow tires.
B. 
Parking Emergency.
1. 
Whenever snow has accumulated or there is a possibility that snow will be accumulated to such a depth that snow removal operations will be required, the Chief of Police or designated officer then on duty may declare a parking emergency, and until such an emergency is terminated, no vehicle shall be parked on any emergency route as defined in Subsection (C).
2. 
All vehicles parked on such emergency routes must be removed within two (2) hours after declaration of emergency or be considered in violation of this Section.
C. 
Designation Of Emergency Routes. Emergency routes are defined as: All public streets within the City limits are designated as emergency routes for the purpose of this Section.
[Ord. No. 3328, 3-18-2019]
D. 
Penalty For Violation. Any operator who allows or permits a vehicle to become stalled by reason of the fact the driving wheels of such vehicle are not equipped as provided in Subsection (A) or who violates Subsection (B) shall be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) upon conviction.
E. 
Towing. Vehicles in violation of Subsections (A) or (B) may be towed and the vehicle can be recovered only upon satisfaction of the provisions of this Section regarding vehicles towed from the street by the Police Department.
F. 
Uniform Enforcement. Since the City of Pleasant Valley is bounded by other cities, mainly Kansas City, and in the interest of uniformity and to make notice available, the residents and others in Pleasant Valley can consider the media notice of any snow emergency under the first (1st) phase of the Kansas City Ordinance as an additional notice that Pleasant Valley has declared its snow emergency and both Subsections (A) and (B) of this Section are in effect.
A. 
All vehicles not in motion shall be placed with their right side as near the right-hand side of the highway as practicable, except on streets of municipalities where vehicles are obliged to move in one direction only or parking of motor vehicles is regulated by ordinance.
B. 
Upon all public roads or highways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right-half of the roadway, except as follows:
1. 
When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction pursuant to the rules governing such movement;
2. 
When placing a vehicle in position for and when such vehicle is lawfully making a left turn in compliance with the provisions of Sections 304.014 to 304.026, Missouri Revised Statutes, or traffic regulations thereunder or of municipalities;
3. 
When the right-half of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair;
4. 
Upon a roadway designated by local ordinance as a one-way street and marked or signed for one-way traffic.
C. 
It is unlawful to drive any vehicle upon any highway or road which has been divided into two (2) or more roadways by means of a physical barrier or by means of a dividing section or delineated by curbs, lines or other markings on the roadway, except to the right of such barrier or dividing section, or to make any left turn or semicircular or U-turn on any such divided highway, except in a crossover or intersection.
D. 
The authorities in charge of any highway or the State Highway Patrol may erect signs temporarily designating lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the centerline of the highway, and all members of the Missouri Highway Patrol and other Peace Officers may direct traffic in conformance with such signs. When authorized signs have been erected designating off-center traffic lanes, no person shall disobey the instructions given by such signs.
E. 
Whenever any roadway has been divided into three (3) or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules in addition to all others consistent herewith shall apply:
1. 
A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such lane until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety;
2. 
Upon a roadway which is divided into three lanes a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle where the roadway ahead is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is sign-posted to give notice of such allocation;
3. 
Upon all highways any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic thereon shall be driven in the right-hand lane for traffic or as close as practicable to the right-hand edge or curb, except as otherwise provided in Sections 304.014 to 304.026, Missouri Revised Statutes;
4. 
Drivers of vehicles proceeding in opposite directions shall pass each other to the right, and except when a roadway has been divided into traffic lanes, each driver shall give to the other at least one-half of the main traveled portion of the roadway whenever possible.
F. 
All vehicles in motion upon a highway having two (2) or more lanes of traffic proceeding in the same direction shall be driven in the right-hand lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or when preparing to make a proper left turn or when otherwise directed by traffic markings, signs or signals.
G. 
Violation of this Section shall be deemed an infraction unless such violation causes an immediate threat of an accident or results in an accident, in which case such violation shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XX §3, 2-19-1968]
Drivers of vehicles proceeding in opposite directions shall pass each other to the right, and upon roadways having width for not more than one (1) line of traffic in each direction, each driver shall give to the other at least one-half (½) of the main travelled portion of the roadway as nearly as possible.
A. 
The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations and exceptions hereinafter stated:
1. 
The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle; and
2. 
Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle and shall not increase the speed of such driver's vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
B. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
1. 
When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
2. 
Upon a City street with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two (2) or more lines of vehicles in each direction;
3. 
Upon a one-way street;
4. 
Upon any highway outside of a City with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width and clearly marked for four (4) or more lines of traffic. The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under the foregoing conditions when such movement may be made in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the paved or main traveled portion of the roadway. The provisions of this Subsection shall not relieve the driver of a slow-moving vehicle from the duty to drive as closely as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
C. 
Except when a roadway has been divided into three (3) traffic lanes, no vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the centerline of a highway or public road in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken.
D. 
No vehicle shall at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions:
1. 
When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve of the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;
2. 
When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred feet of any bridge, viaduct, tunnel or when approaching within one hundred feet of or at any intersection or railroad grade crossing.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XX §8, 2-19-1968]
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to overtake and pass another vehicle on any section of roadway where signs or markings have been installed prohibiting such passing.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XX §9, 2-19-1968]
A. 
Whenever any roadway has been divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for traffic, the following rules, in addition to all others consistent herewith, shall apply:
1. 
A vehicle shall be driven as nearly as practicable entirely within a single lane and shall not be moved from such until the driver has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.
2. 
Upon a two-way roadway which is divided into three (3) lanes, a vehicle shall not be driven in the center lane except when overtaking and passing another vehicle where the roadway is clearly visible and such center lane is clear of traffic within a safe distance, or in preparation for a left turn, or where such center lane is at the time allocated exclusively to traffic moving in the direction the vehicle is proceeding and is signposted to give notice of such allocation.
3. 
Official signs or markings may be installed directing slow-moving traffic to use a designated lane or designating those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center of the roadway and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign or marking.
[Ord. No. 439 Art. XX §10, 2-19-1968]
A. 
The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the roadway.
B. 
The driver of any truck or slowly moving equipment, when traveling upon the streets and following another truck, shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a truck from overtaking and passing any like vehicle or other vehicles.
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 2888 §1, adopted December 1, 2008, repealed Section 340.330 "financial responsibility required" in its entirety. Former section 340.330 derived from ord. no. 1835 §2(23), 7-15-96.
A. 
The driver of a vehicle upon a highway upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children and whose driver has in the manner prescribed by law given the signal to stop, shall stop the vehicle before reaching such school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by its driver to proceed.
B. 
Every bus used for the transportation of school children shall bear upon the front and rear thereon a plainly visible sign containing the words "School Bus" in letters not less than eight (8) inches in height. Each bus shall have lettered on the rear in plain and distinct type the following: "State Law: Stop While Bus is Loading and Unloading". Each school bus subject to the provisions of Sections 304.050 to 304.070, Missouri Revised Statutes, shall be equipped with a mechanical and electrical signaling device approved by the State Board of Education, which will display a signal plainly visible from the front and rear and indicating intention to stop.
C. 
The driver of a school bus in the process of loading or unloading students upon a street or highway shall activate the mechanical and electrical signaling devices, in the manner prescribed by the State Board of Education, to communicate to drivers of other vehicles that students are loading or unloading. No driver of a school bus shall take on or discharge passengers at any location upon a highway consisting of four (4) or more lanes of traffic, whether or not divided by a median or barrier, in such manner as to require the passengers to cross more than two (2) lanes of traffic; nor shall he/she take on or discharge passengers while the vehicle is upon the road or highway proper unless the vehicle so stopped is plainly visible for at least three hundred (300) feet in each direction to drivers of other vehicles upon the highway and then only for such time as is actually necessary to take on and discharge passengers.
D. 
The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or overtaking a school bus which is on a different roadway, which is proceeding in the opposite direction on a highway containing four (4) or more lanes of traffic, or which is stopped in a loading zone constituting a part of, or adjacent to, a limited or controlled access highway at a point where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway.
[Ord. No. 2835 §§1 — 4, 4-7-2008; Ord. No. 3265, 7-17-2017[1]]
A. 
Passengers In Truck Beds. No person shall operate any truck, as defined in Section 301.010, RSMo., with a licensed gross weight of less than twelve thousand (12,000) pounds, when such truck is operated within the corporate limits of this City when any person under eighteen (18) years of age is riding in the unenclosed bed of such truck. No person under eighteen (18) years of age shall ride in the unenclosed bed of such truck when the truck is in operation. Any person who operates a truck with a licensed gross weight of less than twelve thousand (12,000) pounds in violation of this Section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00). The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to:
1. 
Any employee engaged in the necessary discharge of the employee's duties where it is necessary to ride in the unenclosed bed of the truck;
2. 
Any person while engaged in agricultural activities where it is necessary to ride in the unenclosed bed of the truck;
3. 
Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck while such truck is being operated in a parade, caravan or exhibition which is authorized by law;
4. 
Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck if such truck is being operated solely for the purposes of participating in a special event and it is necessary that the person ride in such unenclosed bed due to the lack of available seating. "Special event," for the purposes of this Section, is a specific social activity of a definable duration which is participated in by the person riding in the unenclosed bed;
5. 
Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck if such truck is being operated solely for the purposes of providing assistance to, or ensuring the safety of, other persons engaged in a recreational activity; or
6. 
Any person riding in the unenclosed bed of a truck if such truck is the only legally titled, licensed and insured vehicle owned by the family of the person riding in the unenclosed bed and there is insufficient room in the passenger cab of the truck to accommodate all passengers in such truck. For the purposes of this Subdivision, the term "family" shall mean any persons related within the first degree of consanguinity.
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Editor’s Note: Ord. No 3265 also changed the title of this Section from “Seat Belts – Child Restraints – Passengers in Trucks” to “Passengers in Trucks.” Seat belt regulations can be found in Section 380.210, et seq.
[Ord. No. 3230 § 1, 9-19-2016]
A. 
No person shall drive any vehicle over or across any newly made pavement or newly marked pavement in any public street across, on, or around which portion there is a barrier, or at or near which there is a person or sign warning persons not to drive over or across such portion, or a sign stating that the street is closed.
B. 
Penalties.
1. 
Violation. Any person violating the provisions of this Section or neglecting or refusing to comply therewith shall upon conviction therefor be punished, by imprisonment for a period of not more than ninety (90) days, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or by both such fine and imprisonment.