[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.010), 5-20-2004]
The City of Dardenne Prairie shall place and maintain traffic control signs, signals and devices when and as required under the traffic ordinances of the City to make effective the provisions of said ordinances and may place and maintain such additional traffic control devices as may be deemed necessary to regulate traffic under the traffic ordinances of the City or under State law or to guide or warn traffic.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.020), 5-20-2004]
All traffic control signs, signals and devices shall conform to the manual and specifications approved by the State Highways and Transportation Commission or resolution adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Dardenne Prairie. All signs or signals required hereunder for a particular purpose shall so far as practicable be uniform as to type and location throughout the City. All traffic control devices so erected and not inconsistent with the provisions of this Title shall be official control devices.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.030), 5-20-2004]
The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto placed in accordance with the provisions of this Title, unless otherwise directed by a Law Enforcement or Fire Department Officer as detailed in Section 310.010 of this Title, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this Title.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.040), 5-20-2004]
No provision of this Title for which official traffic control devices are required shall be enforced against an alleged violator if at the time and place of the alleged violation an official device is not in proper position and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.050), 5-20-2004]
Whenever official traffic control devices are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of this Title, such devices shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.
Any official traffic control device placed pursuant to the provisions of this Title and purporting to conform to the lawful requirements pertaining to such devices shall be presumed to comply with the requirements of this Title, unless the contrary shall be established by competent evidence.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.060), 5-20-2004]
Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic control signals exhibiting different colored lights or colored lighted arrows, successively one (1) at a time or in combination, only the colors green, red and yellow shall be used except for special pedestrian signals carrying a word legend and said lights shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and pedestrians as follows:
Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at such place prohibits such turn; but vehicular traffic, including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully within the intersection or an adjacent crosswalk at the time such signal is exhibited.
Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown alone or in combination with another indication, may cautiously enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by such arrow or such other movement as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
Steady yellow indication.
Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal is thereby warned that the related green movement is being terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic shall not enter the intersection.
Steady red indication.
Vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal alone shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until a green indication is shown except as provided in Subsection (2)(b) of this Section.
The driver of a vehicle which is stopped as close as practicable at the entrance to the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, than at the entrance to the intersection in obedience to a red signal may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic proceeding as directed by the signal at the intersection, except that the State Highways and Transportation Commission with reference to an intersection involving a State highway and local authorities with reference to an intersection involving other highways under their jurisdiction may prohibit any such right turn against a red signal at any intersection where safety conditions so require, said prohibition shall be effective when a sign is erected at such intersection giving notice thereof.
In the event an official traffic control signal is erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, the provisions of this Section shall be applicable except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application. Any stop required shall be made at a sign or marking on the pavement indicating where the stop shall be made, but in the absence of any such marking or sign, the stop shall be made at the signal.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.070), 5-20-2004]
Whenever special pedestrian control signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Don't Walk" are in place, such signals shall indicate as follows:
Steady "WALK": Pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right-of-way by drivers of all vehicles.
Steady "WAIT" or "DON'T WALK": No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal, but any pedestrian who has initiated his/her crossing prior to the activation of the signal shall proceed to the nearest, whether ahead or behind, sidewalk or safety zone once the signal is activated.
Flashing "WAIT" or "DON'T WALK": Pedestrians facing a flashing "WAIT" or "DON'T WALK" are warned that there is insufficient time left to safely cross the intersection and shall not start to cross.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.080), 5-20-2004]
Whenever an illuminated flashing red or yellow signal is used in traffic sign or signal, it shall require obedience by vehicular traffic as follows:
Flashing red (stop signal). When a red lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall make a complete stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at an intersection or at a limit line when marked or, if none, then before entering the intersection and the right to proceed shall be subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign;
Flashing yellow (caution signal). When a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may be warned of potential unexpected danger and may proceed through the intersection or past such signal only with caution.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.090), 5-20-2004]
When lane direction control signals are placed over the individual lanes of a street or highway, vehicular traffic may travel in any lane over which a green signal is shown, but shall not enter or travel in any lane over which a red signal is shown.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.100), 5-20-2004]
No person shall place, maintain or display upon or in view of any highway an unauthorized sign, signal, marking or device which purports to be or is an imitation of or resembles an official traffic control device or which hides from view or interferes with the effectiveness of any traffic control device.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.110), 5-20-2004]
No person shall, without lawful authority, attempt to or in fact alter, deface, injure, knock down or remove any official traffic control device or any inscription, shield or insignia thereon or any other part thereof.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.120), 5-20-2004]
The City of Dardenne Prairie is hereby authorized:
To designate and maintain, by appropriate devices, marks or lines upon the surface of the roadway, crosswalks at intersections where in the City's opinion there is particular danger to pedestrians crossing the roadway and at such other places they may deem necessary;
To establish safety zones of such kind and character and at such places as they may deem necessary for the protection of pedestrians.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.130), 5-20-2004]
The City of Dardenne Prairie is hereby authorized to mark traffic lanes upon the roadway of any street or highway where a regular alignment of traffic is necessary.
Where such traffic lanes have been marked, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to fail or refuse to keep such vehicle within the boundaries of any such lane except when lawfully passing another vehicle or preparatory to making a lawful turning movement.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.140), 5-20-2004]
The City of Dardenne Prairie shall erect, place and maintain special markers or warning signs indicating school zones and pedestrian crosswalks; said signs shall be placed at the beginning and end of school zones; and pedestrian crosswalk signs shall be placed on the traffic side of each marked crosswalk.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(325.150), 5-20-2004]
The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle which has entered the intersection from a different highway, provided however, there is no form of traffic control at such intersection.
When two (2) vehicles enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the driver of the vehicle on the right. This Subsection shall not apply to vehicles approaching each other from opposite directions when the driver of one (1) of the vehicles is attempting to or is making a left turn.
The driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.
[Ord. No. 1163 §3, 6-20-2007; Ord. No. 2013, 3-4-2020]
Establishing Construction Zones. The City Engineer or the Police Department shall periodically examine the roadways within the City limits and determine which of these roadways contain construction zones. In the event that a construction zone exists, the City Engineer or the Police Department are hereby empowered to make and enforce a temporary regulation to establish a construction zone; provided, however, that any such temporary regulation shall terminate after ninety (90) days. Such temporary regulations may include posting signs and prohibiting drivers from exceeding a speed not below twenty-five (25) miles per hour. Notwithstanding anything else contained herein, nothing shall prohibit the City Engineer or the Police Department from passing consecutive temporary regulations to maintain construction zones for longer than ninety (90) days.
Posting Signs For Construction Zones. The City Engineer or the Police Department shall be authorized to cause signs to be posted in all construction zones. Such signs shall advise persons using the roadways that additional penalties exist for the violation of traffic regulations under this Section. Additionally, the City Engineer or the Police Department shall be responsible for removing such signs when and if the designated area no longer qualifies as a construction zone.
[Ord. No. 1750 §1, 2-18-2015]
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- 1. A system that:
- a. Consists of one (1) or more cameras and vehicle sensors installed to work in conjunction with a traffic control signal;
- b. Is capable of producing recorded images that simultaneously show the traffic control signal while it is emitting a steady red signal and a vehicle located in the intersection at which the traffic control signal is located; and
- c. Is intended for use, or actually used, in the enforcement of the provisions of Title III of the Municipal Code of the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri.
- 2. By way of example, but not by way of limitation, the following are excluded from the definition of automated red light enforcement system:
- a. Cameras mounted in official Police motor vehicles;
- b. Cameras attached to, or incorporated in, a Police Officer's uniform or otherwise worn by, or in the immediate possession of, a Police Officer;
- c. Cameras used to monitor the flow of traffic on any street or highway; and
- d. Cameras used to count the number of vehicles on any street or highway.
- RECORDED IMAGE
- Photographs, microphotographs, micrographs, videotape or other recorded images of motor vehicles entering an intersection in violation of red traffic signal indications or otherwise violating Title III of the Municipal Code.
No automated red light enforcement system shall be installed, deployed or used on a street or highway in the City.