City of Dardenne Prairie, MO
St. Charles County
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[Ord. No. 754 §1(330.010), 5-20-2004]
The State traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the City of Dardenne Prairie, except that the City may 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 City.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(330.020), 5-20-2004]
No person shall operate a vehicle upon any street or highway within the City limits of the City of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, at a speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour, unless official signs are posted designating another speed limit.
Nothing in this Section shall make the speeds prescribed herein lawful in a situation that requires a slower speed for safe operation and compliance with Section 355.160.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(330.030), 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 79.470, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 754 §1(330.040), 5-20-2004]
Speed limits are set according to standards established by the City of Dardenne Prairie and these standards include consideration for pedestrian use, traffic volume and congestion, traffic flow patterns and other criteria necessary to make the roadways as safe as possible. These speed limits may be lower in certain areas to provide for the safe passage of vehicles, safer ingress and egress to the roadway and to assure safer areas for pedestrians and bicycles to travel on or near the roadway.
For the purposes of this Section, a special enforcement area shall be defined as follows:
Any public or private street or roadway where the speed limit has been established at twenty-five (25) miles per hour or less and/or any posted school speed zone.
Conviction of a violation of this Section is punishable by a fine up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment in the St. Charles County Jail for a period up to ninety (90) days, or to both such fine and imprisonment. In order to determine the fine, any person found guilty of a moving motor vehicle violation is a special enforcement area in the City of Dardenne Prairie shall be fined at a rate double the standard fine for such moving motor violation.
[Ord. No. 1163 §4, 6-20-2007]
Any person who is convicted or pleads guilty to a speeding violation or passing/overtaking a vehicle in a work/construction zone when there was any person present performing duties in the work/construction zone and appropriate signs were posted stating "Warning: $250 fine for speeding or passing in this work zone" shall be assessed a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) in addition to any other fine assessed; except that any person assessed the two hundred fifty dollar ($250.00) fine shall not also be assessed a fine for any of the following offenses in a construction or work zone: any moving violation or violation of speeding, leaving the scene, careless and imprudent driving, operating without a valid license, operating with a suspended or revoked license, obtaining a license by misrepresentation, driving while intoxicated, under the influence or BAC, any felony offense involving the use of a vehicle or failure to maintain financial responsibility.