[Ord. No. 754 §1(300.020), 5-20-2004; Ord. No. 899 §1, 6-22-2005; Ord. No. 1163 §2, 6-20-2007]
The following words and phrases, when used in this Title, mean:
- ABANDONED VEHICLE
- Any vehicle without current vehicle license, not driveable without repair or left on property without the consent of the owner or person in possession of the property.
- ALLEY or ALLEYWAY
- Any street with a roadway of less than twenty (20) feet.
- ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
- Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is fifty (50) inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of six hundred (600) pounds or less, traveling on three (3) or more low pressure tires, with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator and handlebars for steering control.
- AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY VEHICLE
- A vehicle of any of the following types as defined in Section 304.022, RSMo.:
- 1. Any vehicle operated by the State Highway Patrol, Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff, Police Departments, Federal Law Enforcement Officer authorized to carry firearms and to make arrest for violations of the laws of the United States, Medical Examiner;
- 2. Any vehicle operated as an ambulance or operated commercially for the purposes of transporting emergency medical supplies or organs;
- 3. Any vehicle operated under the provisions of Section 307.175, RSMo., by any member of an organized Fire Department or rescue squad, whether paid or volunteer;
- 4. Any wrecker, tow truck or vehicle owned by a public utility or public service corporation or by an authorized privately owned emergency vehicle company;
- 5. Any vehicle transporting equipment designed to extricate humans from wreckage;
- 6. Any vehicle designed to perform emergency functions for a Civil Defense (Homeland Security) or Emergency Management Agency established under the provisions of Chapter 44, RSMo.
- AUXILIARY LAMP
- An additional lighting device on a motor vehicle used primarily to supplement the headlamps in providing general illumination ahead of a vehicle.
- Every vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels, except scooters and similar devices.
- BUSINESS DISTRICT
- Will be defined at a later date per ordinance.
- CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
- All streets within the area described by City ordinance as such.
- The City of Dardenne Prairie.
- COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
- Every vehicle designed, maintained or used primarily for the transportation of property.
- CONSTRUCTION ZONE or WORK ZONE
- Any area upon or around any roadway which is visibly marked by the Missouri Department of Transportation, the County of St. Charles, Missouri, the City or a contractor performing work for the Missouri Department of Transportation, the County of St. Charles, Missouri, or the City as an area where construction, maintenance, incident removal or other work is temporarily occurring. The term "work zone" or "construction zone" also includes the lanes of roadway leading up to the area upon which an activity described above is being performed, beginning at the point where appropriate signs or traffic control devices are posted or placed.
- 1. That part of a roadway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traversable roadway;
- 2. Any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the roadway.
- CURB LOADING ZONE
- A space adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles during the loading or unloading of passengers or materials.
- Every person who is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
- A major lighting device capable of providing general illumination ahead of a vehicle.
- The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
- 1. The area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines or, if none, then the lateral boundary lines of the roadways of two (2) highways which join one another at, or approximately at, right angles or the area within which vehicles traveling upon different highways joining at any other angle may come in conflict;
- 2. Where a highway includes two (2) roadways thirty (30) feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided highway by an intersection highway shall be regarded as a separate intersection.
- LANED ROADWAY
- A roadway which is divided into two (2) or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic.
- Every motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding a farm tractor.
- MOTORIZED BICYCLE
- Any two-wheeled or three-wheeled device, except motorized scooters, having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters which produces less than three (3) gross break horsepower and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground.
- MOTORIZED PLAY VEHICLE
- Includes mini-motorcycles, pocket bikes, motorized scooters, go-carts and any other vehicle that is capable of transporting a person or persons at a speed in excess of five (5) miles per hour, that is self-propelled by a gas-powered motor or engine and is not otherwise defined by Missouri Statues or the City of Dardenne Prairie Code as a motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or motorized bicycle.
- MOTORIZED SCOOTER
- Any two-, three- or four-wheeled device having handlebars that are attached to a footboard, is designed to be stood upon by the operator and is powered by a motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion.
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks, except farm tractors and motorized bicycles.
- OFFICIAL STANDARD TIME
- Whenever certain hours are named herein, they shall mean standard time or daylight-saving time as may be in current use in the City of Dardenne Prairie.
- OFFICIAL TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES
- All signs, signals, markings and devices placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.
- PARK, PARKED or PARKING
- The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
- PASSENGER CAR
- Every motor vehicle designed to transport ten (10) persons or less but shall not includes trucks, motorcycles or motorized bicycles.
- Any person on foot.
- Every natural person, firm, co-partnership, association or corporation.
- PHYSICALLY DISABLED
- Any natural person with disabilities that limit or impair the ability to walk, as determined by a licensed physician as follows:
- 1. The person cannot walk fifty (50) feet without stopping to rest; or
- 2. The person cannot walk without the use of or assistance from a brace, cane, crutch, another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device; or
- 3. Is restricted by lung disease to such extent that the person's forced respiratory expiratory volume for one (1) second, when measured by spirometry, is less that one (1) liter or the arterial oxygen tension is less than sixty (60) mm/hg on room air at rest; or
- 4. Uses potable oxygen; or
- 5. Has a cardiac condition to the extent that the person's functional limitations are classified in severity as Class III or Class IV according to standards set by the American Heart Association; or
- 6. Is severely limited in his/her ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition.
- POCKET BIKE
- A self-propelled vehicle that is equipped with an internal combustion engine having a piston displacement of less than fifty (50) cubic centimeters, is designed to propel itself with not more than two (2) wheels in contact with the ground, has a seat or saddle for the use of the operator, is not designed for use on a highway and is ineligible for a certificate of ownership under Section 301.190, RSMo.
- POLICE or POLICE OFFICER
- Shall have the meaning set forth in Chapter 200 of the Municipal Code.[Ord. No. 2013, 3-4-2020]
- PRIVATE ROAD OR DRIVEWAY
- Every way or place in private ownership and used for vehicular travel by the owner and those having express or implied permission from the owner, but not by other persons.
- An approved device designed and used to give an indication by reflected light.
- RESIDENCE DISTRICT
- The territory contiguous to and including a highway not comprising a business district when the property on such highway for a distance of three hundred (300) feet or more is in the main improved with residences or residences and buildings in use for business.
- The right of one (1) driver or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
- That portion of a highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder. In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways, the term "roadway", as used herein, shall refer to any such roadway separately but not to all such roadways collectively.
- SAFETY ZONE
- The area or space officially set apart within a roadway for the exclusive use of pedestrians and which is protected or is so marked or indicated by adequate signs as to be plainly visible at all times while set apart as a safety zone.
- SECONDARY STREET
- Any street that is not designated as a "snow emergency route".
- That portion of a street between the curb lines, or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for use of pedestrians.
- SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES
- Those streets designated as such by St. Charles County.
- STATE HIGHWAY
- A highway maintained by the State of Missouri as part of the State highway system.
- STOP or STOPPING (REQUIRED or PROHIBITED)
- The complete cessation from movement; and/or any halting of a vehicle, even momentarily, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign or signal.
- STREET or HIGHWAY
- The entire width between the lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the uses of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
- THROUGH HIGHWAY
- Every highway or portion thereof on which vehicular traffic is given preferential right-of-way and at the entrances to which vehicular traffic from intersecting highway is required by law to yield right-of-way to vehicles on such through highway in obedience to either a stop sign or yield sign, when such signs are erected as provided in this Title.
- THROUGH STREETS
- Those streets and parts of streets described by ordinances of the City are declared to be through streets for the purposes of Sections 345.010 through 345.090.
- Pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles and other conveyances either singly or together while using any highway for purposes of travel.
- TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNAL
- Any device, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
- UTILITY VEHICLE
- Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for
off-highway use which is more than fifty (50) inches but no more than
sixty-seven (67) inches in width, with an unladen dry weight of two
thousand (2,000) pounds or less, traveling on four (4) or six (6)
wheels, to be used primarily for landscaping, lawn care, or maintenance
purposes.[Ord. No. 1923, 7-18-2018]
- Any mechanical device on wheels designed primarily for use or used on highways, except motorized bicycles, motorized play vehicles, motorized scooters, vehicles propelled or drawn by horses or human power, or vehicles used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks, or motorized wheelchairs operated by handicapped persons.
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 2013 also repealed the former definition of "Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff" within this definition. See definition of "Police or Police Officer" herein.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(300.030), 5-20-2004]
The City of Dardenne Prairie shall keep a record of all violations of the traffic ordinances of the City of which any person has been charged and brought before the court to answer said charges, together with a record of the final disposition of all such alleged offenses. Such record shall be maintained as to show all types of violations and the total of each. Said record shall accumulate during at least a five (5) year period and from that time on the record shall be maintained complete for at least the most recent five (5) year period.
All forms for records of violations and notices of violations shall be serially numbered. For each month and year a written record shall be kept available to the public showing the disposal of all such forms.
All such records and reports shall be public records.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(300.040), 5-20-2004]
Unless another penalty is provided in this Title, it is a misdemeanor for any person to do any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required in this Title and upon a finding or pleading of guilt to any violation of this Title shall be punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) and/ or imprisonment of up to ninety (90) days in the County Jail, or both the fine and imprisonment; unless otherwise prescribed by Section 79.477, RSMo.