City of Dardenne Prairie, MO
St. Charles County
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[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.010), 5-20-2004; Ord. No. 2013, 3-4-2020]
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Police Department to enforce all street traffic laws of the City of Dardenne Prairie and all of the State vehicle laws applicable to street traffic in the City of Dardenne Prairie.
B. 
Officers of the Police Department are hereby authorized to direct all traffic by voice, hand or signal in conformance with traffic laws; provided that, in the event of a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or to safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions may require notwithstanding the provisions of the traffic laws.
C. 
Officers of the Fire Department, when at the scene of a fire, auto accident or other emergency scene, may assist the Police by directing traffic in the immediate area.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.020), 5-20-2004]
No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of a Police or Fire Department official.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.030), 5-20-2004]
Every person propelling any pushcart or riding an animal upon a roadway and every person driving animal-drawn vehicle shall be subject to the provisions of this Title applicable to the driver of any vehicle, except those provisions of this Title that by their very nature can have no application.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.040), 5-20-2004; Ord. No. 899 §2, 6-22-2005]
A. 
No person upon roller skates or riding in or by means of any coaster, toy vehicle, skateboard or similar device shall go upon any roadway except while crossing a street on a crosswalk and when so crossing such person shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to pedestrians.
B. 
The Police Department is authorized to erect signs on any sidewalk or roadway prohibiting the riding of bicycles, coasters, roller skates, skateboards and similar devices thereon by any person and when such signs are in place, no person shall disobey the same.
[Ord. No. 2013, 3-4-2020]
C. 
Whenever any person is riding a bicycle, coaster, roller skates, skateboard or similar device upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian.
D. 
No person shall ride or operate a motorized vehicle on any sidewalk or anywhere within a City park.
E. 
No person shall ride on or operate a gas-powered motorized scooter or motorized play vehicle upon any street, highway, roadway or sidewalk within the City or within the boundaries of any City Park; provided however, this provision shall not apply to a show, exhibition, demonstration or other activity which is part of a special event being sponsored on park premises. It is an infraction for any person to do any act forbidden by this Subsection and upon a finding or pleading of guilt to any violation of this Subsection shall be punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) and not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). Any parent(s), legal guardian(s) or other adult person(s) authorized by said parent(s) or guardian(s) to have the care and custody of a minor, who knowingly permits, or by insufficient control allows, a minor to violate the restrictions of this Subsection is guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) and not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.050), 5-20-2004]
The provisions of this Title shall apply to the drivers of any vehicle owned by or used in the service of the U.S. Government, this State, County or City and it shall be unlawful for any driver to violate any of the provisions of this Title, except as otherwise permitted in this Title.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.060), 5-20-2004]
A. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in the pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may exercise the privileges set forth in this Section, but subject to the conditions herein stated.
B. 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle may:
1. 
Park irrespective of the provisions of this Title.
2. 
Proceed past a red or stop signal, stop or yield sign but only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operation;
3. 
Exceed the maximum speed limits so long as he/she does not endanger life or property;
4. 
Disregard regulations governing direction of movement or turning in specified directions so long as it can be done safely.
C. 
The exemptions herein granted to an authorized emergency vehicle shall apply only when the driver of any said vehicle while in motion sounds audible signal by bell, siren or exhaust whistle as may be reasonably necessary and when the vehicle is equipped with at least one (1) lighted lamp displaying a red or blue light visible under normal conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of such vehicle.
D. 
The foregoing provisions shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions protect the driver from the consequences of his/her reckless disregard for the safety of others.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.070), 5-20-2004]
Upon the immediate approach of an authorized emergency vehicle giving audible signal by siren and while having at least one (1) lighted lamp exhibiting red light under normal conditions from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the front of said vehicle or a flashing or rotating blue light authorized by Section 307.175, RSMo., the driver of every other vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall immediately drive to a position parallel to and as far as possible to the right of the traveled portion of the highway and thereupon stop and remain in such position until such emergency vehicle has passed, except when otherwise directed by Police or traffic officer.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.070), 5-20-2004; Ord. No. 2013, 3-4-2020]
The driver of a vehicle which is in any manner involved in an accident, resulting in bodily injury to or death of any person and/or animal or property damage to any person' s property shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice of such accident to the Police Department if such accident occurs within the City of Dardenne Prairie.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.090), 5-20-2004]
Whenever the driver of a vehicle is physically incapable of giving immediate notice of an accident as required in Section 310.080 and there was another occupant in the vehicle at the time of the accident capable of doing so, such occupant shall give or cause to be given the notice not given by the driver.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(310.100), 5-20-2004]
A person commits the offense of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident when being the operator or driver of a vehicle on the highway or on any publicly or privately owned parking lot generally open for use by the public and knowing that an injury has been caused to a person or damage has been caused to property, due to his/her culpability or to accident, he/she leaves the place of the injury, damage or accident without stopping and giving his/her name, residence, including city and street number, motor vehicle number and driver's license number, if any, to the injured party or to a Police Officer or if no Police Officer is near, then to the nearest Police Station or judicial officer.