City of Kennett, MO
Dunklin County
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Cross Reference — As to parade permits, see ch. 395.
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, RSMo.
B. 
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle, as defined in Section 304.001, RSMo., 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. 2338 §§VII, VIII, 8-3-1993]
A. 
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner or lessee thereof.
B. 
Any person violating Subsection (A) of this Section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, or both.
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.
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.
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.
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone.
[Ord. No. 2338 §§IV, VIII, 8-3-1993]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle in the City at a rate of acceleration greater than is reasonably necessary to safely enter the existing flow of traffic or obtain the maximum speed limit. Tire friction marks or squealing of tires shall be evidence of such excessive acceleration.
B. 
Any person violating Subsection (A) of this Section shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days, or both.
[Ord. No. 243 §§1 — 2, 1-1-1946]
A. 
No person shall push, bump, shove, strike or move any motor vehicle of any kind or character belonging to or being under the control of another, whether the same be at rest, parked, still or in operation, by coming into contact therewith through use of a bumper or some part of another motor vehicle or otherwise, without the permission of the owner, or if he/she be not present, of the person in charge of the motor vehicle to be pushed, bumped, shoved, struck or moved.
B. 
Any person violating any provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00), nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), or by imprisonment in jail for not less than three (3) days nor more than sixty (60) days, or by both such fine and jail imprisonment.
[Ord. No. 515 §8, 6-16-1953]
The State Highway Department of Missouri, its employees and the proper officials and employees of Kennett, Missouri, are hereby authorized to determine those portions of any street, alley, or highway in the City of Kennett, where overtaking and passing or driving to the left in the opposite lane or lanes of travel, would be especially hazardous and may by appropriate signs or markings indicate the beginning and end of, No Passing Zones, and when such signs and markings are in place and clearly visible to an ordinary observant person, every driver of a vehicle shall obey the directions thereof.
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 (1) 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 under 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, RSMo., 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 center line 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 (3) 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, RSMo.
4. 
Official signs may be erected by the Highways and Transportation Commission or the highway patrol may place temporary signs directing slow moving traffic to use a designated lane or allocating specified lanes to traffic moving in the same direction and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign.
5. 
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 (½) of the main traveled portion of the roadway whenever possible.
6. 
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.
[Ord. No. 515 §17, 6-16-1953]
A. 
When school or pedestrian crossing stop signs or markings are in place the driver of a vehicle shall come to a complete stop at such sign.
B. 
Where school zone signs, markings, or devices are posted or marked, every person driving a vehicle shall observe all regulations relating to speed, parking and pedestrian traffic.
C. 
Non-compliance and reckless disregard of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed careless and reckless driving and shall be punished in accordance herewith.
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, RSMo., 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.
E. 
The driver of any school bus driving upon the highways of this State after loading or unloading school children, should remain stopped if the bus is followed by three (3) or more vehicles, until such vehicles have been permitted to pass the school bus, if the conditions prevailing make it safe to do so.
F. 
If any vehicle is witnessed by a Peace Officer or the driver of a school bus to have violated the provisions of this Section and the identity of the operator is not otherwise apparent, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that the person in whose name such vehicle is registered committed the violation. Notwithstanding the provisions in Section 301.130, RSMo, every school bus shall be required to have two (2) license plates. In the event that charges are filed against multiple owners of a motor vehicle, only one of the owners may be convicted and court costs may be assessed against only one of the owners. If the vehicle which is involved in the violation is registered in the name of a rental or leasing company and the vehicle is rented or leased to another person at the time of the violation, the rental or leasing company may rebut the presumption by providing the peace officer or prosecuting authority with a copy of the rental or lease agreement in effect at the time of the violation. No prosecuting authority may bring any legal proceedings against a rental or leasing company under this Section unless prior written notice of the violation has been given to that rental or leasing company by registered mail at the address appearing on the registration and the rental or leasing company has failed to provide the rental or lease agreement copy within fifteen (15) days of receipt of such notice.
A. 
A person commits the crime 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 or parking facility 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 in the vicinity, then to the nearest police station or judicial officer.
B. 
For the purposes of this Section, all Peace Officers shall have jurisdiction, when invited by an injured person, to enter the premises of any privately owned parking lot or parking facility for the purpose of investigating an accident and performing all necessary duties regarding such accident.
[Ord. No. 766 §§1 — 3, 11-1-1960]
A. 
Operators of vehicles using the public off-street parking lots within and for the City of Kennett, Missouri, shall park said vehicles within the lines so provided.
B. 
Said parking lots shall be used by operators of all vehicles except those vehicles in excess of one (1) ton capacity.
[Ord. No. 1954 §§1,3 — 5, 11-7-1984; Ord. No. 2420 §1, 2-21-1995]
A. 
The following definitions shall apply to the provisions of this Section:
PARKING LOTS
Areas on private or public property for parking automobiles or other vehicles and which are regularly used by the public incident to commercial, industrial or institutional purposes of the owner or occupant of the property, whether provided for hire or gratuitously.
PRIVATE WAYS
Includes private streets and those areas designated or appearing as driveways, on private property, when either the private street or driveway is utilized to provide a flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic upon or providing access to or from parking lots, commercial or industrial buildings to which the public is invited, or institutional buildings.
B. 
On all parking lots and private ways on which fire lanes are required by the ordinances of this City, the owner or occupant shall establish fire lanes. On all other parking lots and private ways, the owner or occupant may establish fire lanes. It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of such areas to place signs on such areas designating such fire lanes. Upon request by the owner or occupant, the Fire Chief shall assist in the designation of fire lanes and placement of signs. At any time the Fire Chief deems the designation of specific fire lanes not sufficient for the operation of emergency vehicles, the Fire Chief may order a change in the dimensions and placement of the fire lanes and placement of signs thereon. Establishment and marking of fire lanes shall constitute express authority for Law Enforcement Officials to enter private property to enforce provisions of this Section.
C. 
No person shall park or leave unattended a motor vehicle on any portion of a fire lane.
D. 
A person in the act of loading or unloading a vehicle shall be permitted to park only in those areas, if any, set aside by the owner or occupant of the property for the purposes of loading or unloading. All other stopping or parking of vehicles shall be in designated parking areas only.
E. 
Any motor vehicle which in any way obstructs a fire lane shall be towed to an area of impoundment and the owner of such vehicle shall be responsible for all fees and expenses in connection with the towing and impoundment.
[Ord. No. 2144 §§1 — 4, 7-2-1991; Ord. No. 2421 §1, 2-21-1995]
A. 
The City Council by ordinance or resolution is hereby authorized to designate parking spaces on public streets and City-owned parking lots for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to Sections 301.071 or Section 301.142, RSMo. The parking space shall be indicated by a sign upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility as required by Section 301.143, RSMo.
B. 
Any person or corporation in lawful possession of property providing public parking may designate reserved parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to Sections 301.071 or Section 301.142, RSMo., should be as close as possible to the nearest accessible entrance. Such designation shall be made by posting immediately adjacent to each space a sign upon which is inscribed the international symbol of accessibility as required in Section 301.143.3, RSMo.
C. 
Any person who parks a vehicle in the space reserved for physically disabled persons and is not displaying distinguishing license plates or a card is guilty of a violation of this Section and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00). Any vehicle which has been removed and which is not properly claimed within thirty (30) days thereafter shall be considered to be an abandoned vehicle.
D. 
Any person, not physically disabled or handicapped and not transporting a physically disabled or handicapped person, who shall park a vehicle in a space reserved for physically disabled persons is guilty of a violation of this Section and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00).
E. 
Law Enforcement Officials are empowered to enter upon private property open to public use to enforce the provisions of this Section.
[Ord. No. 328 §§1 — 3, 6-21-1949]
A. 
It is hereby declared unlawful for any person or persons to unnecessarily sound an automobile horn within the City limits of the City of Kennett, Missouri.
B. 
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this Section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).
C. 
This Section shall not apply to the blowing or sounding of a horn in an emergency to prevent an accident or an injury.
A. 
No person shall stop or suddenly decrease the speed of or turn a vehicle from a direct course or move right or left upon a roadway unless and until such movement can be made with reasonable safety and then only after the giving of an appropriate signal in the manner provided herein.
1. 
An operator or driver when stopping, or when checking the speed of his/her vehicle, if the movement of other vehicles may reasonably be affected by such checking of speed, shall extend his/her arm at an angle below horizontal so that the same may be seen in the rear of his/her vehicle;
2. 
An operator or driver intending to turn his/her vehicle to the right shall extend his/her arm at an angle above horizontal so that the same may be seen in front of and in the rear of his/her vehicle, and shall slow down and approach the intersecting highway as near as practicable to the right side of the highway along which he/she is proceeding before turning;
3. 
An operator or driver intending to turn his/her vehicle to the left shall extend his/her arm in a horizontal position so that the same may be seen in the rear of his/her vehicle, and shall slow down and approach the intersecting highway so that the left side of his/her vehicle shall be as near as practicable to the center line of the highway along which he/she is proceeding before turning;
4. 
The signals herein required shall be given either by means of the hand and arm or by a signal light or signal device in good mechanical condition of a type approved by the state highway patrol; however, when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle then such signals shall be given by such light or device. A vehicle shall be considered as so constructed or loaded that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the left outside limit of the body, cab or load exceeds twenty-four (24) inches, or when the distance from the center of the top of the steering post to the rear limit of the body or load thereon exceeds fourteen (14) feet, which limit of fourteen feet shall apply to single vehicles or combinations of vehicles. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any trailer which does not interfere with a clear view of the hand signals of the operator or of the signalling device upon the vehicle pulling said trailer; provided further that the provisions of this section as far as mechanical devices on vehicles so constructed that a hand and arm signal would not be visible both to the front and rear of such vehicle as above provided shall only be applicable to new vehicles registered within this State after the first (1st) day of January, 1954.
A. 
All motor vehicles, and every trailer and semitrailer operating upon the public highways of this City and carrying goods or material or farm products which may reasonably be expected to become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer as a result of wind pressure or air pressure and/or by the movement of the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer shall have a protective cover or be sufficiently secured so that no portion of such goods or material can become dislodged and fall from the vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer while being transported or carried.
B. 
Operation of a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer in violation of this Section shall be a misdemeanor, and any person convicted thereof shall be punished as provided by law.
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 his/her 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 center line 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 (100) feet of any bridge, viaduct, tunnel or when approaching within one hundred (100) feet of or at any intersection or railroad grade crossing.
[Ord. No. 2894 §§1 — 2, 6-19-2012]
A. 
Upon approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying lighted red, red and blue or amber lights, the driver of every motor vehicle shall:
1. 
Proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way, if possible with due regard to safety and traffic conditions, by making a lane change into a lane not adjacent to that of the stationary vehicle, if on a roadway having at least four (4) lanes with not less than two (2) lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle; or
2. 
Proceed with due caution and reduce the speed of the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for road conditions, if changing lanes would be unsafe or impossible.
B. 
An "emergency vehicle" is a vehicle of any of the following types:
1. 
A vehicle operated by the State Highway Patrol, the State Water Patrol, the Missouri Capitol Police, a Conservation Agent, or a State Park Ranger, those vehicles operated by enforcement personnel of the State Highways and Transportation Commission, Police or Fire Department, Sheriff, Constable or Deputy Sheriff, Federal Law Enforcement Officer authorized to carry firearms and to make arrests for violations of the laws of the United States, Traffic Officer or Coroner or by a privately owned emergency vehicle company;
2. 
A vehicle operated as an ambulance or operated commercially for the purpose of transporting emergency medical supplies or organs;
3. 
Any vehicle qualifying as an emergency vehicle pursuant to Section 307.175, RSMo.;
4. 
Any wrecker, or tow truck or a vehicle owned and operated by a public utility, public service corporation or private entity while performing emergency service;
5. 
Any vehicle transporting equipment designed to extricate human beings from the wreckage of a motor vehicle;
6. 
Any vehicle designated to perform emergency functions for a civil defense or emergency management agency established pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 44, RSMo.;
7. 
Any vehicle operated by an authorized employee of the Department of Corrections who, as part of the employee's official duties, is responding to a riot, disturbance, hostage incident, escape or other critical situation where there is the threat of serious physical injury or death, responding to mutual-aid call from another criminal justice agency, or in accompanying an ambulance which is transporting an offender to a medical facility;
8. 
Any vehicle designated to perform hazardous substance emergency functions established pursuant to the provisions of Sections 260.500 to 260.550, RSMo.