CHAPTER 320:  SPEED REGULATIONS


SECTION 320.010:        STATE SPEED LAWS APPLICABLE

The State traffic laws regulating the speed of vehicles shall be applicable upon all streets within the City,
except that the City may by ordinance 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 State.  (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.205)


SECTION 320.020:        REGULATION OF SPEED BY TRAFFIC SIGNALS

The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to regulate the timing of traffic signals so as to permit the movement of
traffic in an orderly and safe manner at speeds slightly at variance from the speeds otherwise applicable
within the district or at intersections and shall erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof.  (Ord. No. KK176
§1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.210)


SECTION 320.030:        SPEED─RESTRICTIONS AS TO SPEED GENERALLY

No person shall drive or operate a vehicle upon a street at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent,
having due regard to the traffic, surface, width of the street, the hazard at intersections, and any other
conditions then existing.  Every driver or operator of a vehicle shall exercise the highest degree of care,
particularly in driving at a rate of speed so as to not endanger the life, limb or property of any person; provided
that this provision shall not be construed to relieve the plaintiff in any civil action from the burden of proving
negligence upon the part of the defendant and that such negligence is the proximate cause of an accident.


SECTION 320.040:        SPEED─BLOCKING TRAFFIC

It shall be unlawful for any person unnecessarily to drive at such a slow speed as to impede or block the
normal and reasonable movement of traffic.
Lawson Police Department,
City Ordinance, Title Three
Chapter 320