CHAPTER 335:  STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS, RAILROAD
CROSSINGS, ETC.


SECTION 335.010:        THROUGH STREETS DESIGNATED

Those streets and parts of streets described by ordinances of the City are declared to be through streets for
the purposes of Sections 335.010 to 335.090.  (Ord. No. KK176 §l, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.255)


SECTION 335.020:        SIGNS REQUIRED AT THROUGH STREETS

Whenever any ordinance of the City designates and describes a through street it shall be the duty of the City
Traffic Engineer to place and maintain a stop sign, or on the basis of an engineering and traffic investi¬gation
at any intersection a yield signs, on each and every street intersecting such through street unless traffic at any
such intersection is controlled at all times by traffic control signals; provided, however, that at the intersection
of two (2) such through streets or at the intersection of a through street and a heavy traffic street not so
designated, stop signs shall be erected at the approaches of either of said streets as may be determined by
the City Traffic Engineer upon the basis of an engineering and traffic study.  (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71;
RSMo. 300.260)


SECTION 335.030:        OTHER INTERSECTIONS WHERE STOP OR YIELD REQUIRED

The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate intersections where particular
hazard exists upon other than through streets and to determine whether vehicles shall stop at one or more
entrances to any such intersection in which event he shall cause to be erected a stop sign at every such place
where a stop is required, or whether vehicles shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles on different street at such
intersection as prescribed in Subsection (A) of Section 335.040, in which event he shall cause to be erected a
yield sign at every place where obedience thereto is required.  (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.265)


SECTION 335.035:        RIGHT-OF-WAY AT INTERSECTION


A.        The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to a vehicle which is
entering the intersection from a different highway, provided however, there is no form of traffic control at this
intersection.

B.        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
of such vehicles is attempting to or is making a left turn.

C.        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 in the intersection or so close thereto as to
constitute an immediate hazard.

D.        The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross the highway from an alley, building, or any private road or
driveway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway to be entered.

E.        The driver of a vehicle intending to make a left turn into an alley, private road or driveway shall yield the
right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction who making such left turn would create a
traffic hazard.


SECTION 335.040:        STOP AND YIELD SIGNS


A.        The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign if required for safety to stop shall stop before entering
the

§ 335.040                                                                Lawson City Code                                                                        §
335.090

crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, in the event there is no crosswalk, at a clearly marked stop
line, but if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching
traffic on the intersecting roadway.

B.        Except when directed to proceed by a Police Officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle
approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near
side of the intersection or, in the event there is no crosswalk, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if
none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on
the intersecting roadway before entering the intersection.  (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.270)


SECTION 335.050:        VEHICLE ENTERING STOP INTERSECTION

Except when directed to proceed by a Police Officer or traffic control signal, every driver of a vehicle
approaching a stop intersection indicated by a stop sign shall stop as required by Subsection (B) of Section
335.040, and after having stopped shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which is approaching so closely
on said highway as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or
within the intersection. (Ord. No. KK176 §l, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.275)


SECTION 335.060:        VEHICLE ENTERING YIELD INTERSECTION

The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to such sign slow down to a speed
reasonable for the existing conditions and shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or
approaching on another highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver
is moving across or within the intersection; provided, however, that if such a driver is involved in a collision
with a vehicle in the intersection, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be
deemed prima facie evidence of his failure to yield right-of-way.  (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.280)


SECTION 335.070:        EMERGING FROM ALLEY, DRIVEWAY OR BUILDING

The driver of a vehicle within a business or residence district emerging from an alley, driveway or building
shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending
across any alleyway or driveway, and shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian as may be necessary to
avoid collision, and upon entering the roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said
roadway.  (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.285)


SECTION 335.080:        STOP WHEN TRAFFIC OBSTRUCTED

No driver shall enter an intersection or a marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side
of the intersection or crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle he is operating without obstructing the passage
of other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indication to proceed.  (Ord. No.
KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.290)


SECTION 335.090:        OBEDIENCE TO SIGNAL INDICATING APPROACH OF TRAIN


A.        Whenever any person driving a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the
circumstances stated in this Section, the driver of such vehicle shall stop within fifty (50) feet, but not less than
fifteen (15) feet from the nearest rail of such railroad, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely.  The
foregoing requirements shall apply when:

A.1.        A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device gives warning of the immediate approach of a
railroad train;

§ 335.090                                                                Stop and Yield Intersections, Railroad Crossings, Etc.                    
                    § 335.090

A.2.        A crossing gate is lowered or when a human flagman gives or continues to give a signal of the
approach or passage of a railroad train;

A.3.        An approaching railroad train is plainly visible and is in hazardous proximity to such crossing.

B.        No person shall drive any vehicle through, around or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad
crossing while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.  (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71;
RSMo. 300.295)
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