CHAPTER 340: MISCELLANEOUS DRIVING RULES
SECTION 340.010: INTERFERING WITH FIRE APPARATUS PROHIBITED
A. 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.
B. No vehicle, except by direction of the Fire Chief or other authorized officer of the Fire Department, shall
approach or park within one block of a fire at any time, or be parked or left standing within one block of any fire
at any time, or be parked or left standing so as to interfere with the work of the Fire Department.
C. Any person or persons found to be in violation of this Section shall be found guilty of a misdemeanor
and fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). (Ord.
No. KK176 §§1─2, 6-7-71; Ord. No. KK321 §§1─2, 1-13-86; RSMo. 300.300)
SECTION 340.020: CROSSING FIRE HOSE
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. (Ord. No. KK176 §l, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.305)
SECTION 340.030: DRIVING THROUGH FUNERAL OR OTHER PROCESSION
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.
(Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.310)
SECTION 340.040: DRIVING IN PROCESSION
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. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-
71; RSMo. 300.315)
SECTION 340.050: FUNERAL PROCESSION TO BE IDENTIFIED
A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of
each vehicle or a pennant or other identifying insignia or by such other method as may be determined and
designated by the Traffic Division. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.320)
SECTION 340.060: WHEN PERMITS REQUIRED FOR PARADES AND PROCESSIONS
No parade containing six (6) or more persons or three (3) or more vehicles including the forces of the United
States Army, Navy, military forces, City sponsored and school sponsored 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 Mayor and/or City Administrator of the City of Lawson, and such other regulations as are set forth herein
which may apply. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.325; Ord. No. KK704 §§1─2, 9-26-00)
SECTION 340.070: VEHICLE SHALL NOT BE DRIVEN ON A SIDEWALK
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except as a permanent or temporary driveway.
(Ord. No. KK176 §l, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.330)
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SECTION 340.080: LIMITATIONS ON BACKING
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. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.335)
SECTION 340.090: OPENING AND CLOSING VEHICLE DOORS
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. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-
7-71; RSMo. 300.340)
SECTION 340.100: RIDING ON MOTORCYCLES, ADDITIONAL PASSENGER, REQUIREMENTS
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 person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the
permanent and regular seat if designed for two 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 person to ride thereon at the same time, unless the motorized
bicycle is designed to carry more than one person. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one
person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the use of a passenger.
C. Every person who shall ride upon any motorcycle, motor scooter or motor bike on any street, way or
parking lot shall wear protective headgear at all times. The protective headgear shall meet reasonable
standards and specifications established by the State Director of Revenue.
D. Any person or persons found guilty of the above shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
and not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). (Ord. No. KK329 §§2─3, 1-13-86; RSMo. 300.345)
SECTION 340.110: RIDING BICYCLE ON SIDEWALKS, LIMITATIONS─MOTORIZED BICYCLES PROHIBITED
A. No person shall ride a bicycle, skateboard or scooter 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 in any district. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71;
SECTION 340.120: ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES
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:
A.1. All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a governmental entity for official use;
A.2. All-terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premise proposes between the
official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation;
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A.3. All-terrain vehicles whose operators carry a special permit issued by this City pursuant to Section
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 has permission to be upon.
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:
D.1. In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another;
D.2. While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
D.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 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 an offense. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.348)
SECTION 340.130: RIDING BICYCLES, SLEDS, ROLLER SKATES, BY ATTACHING TO ANOTHER VEHICLE,
No person riding upon any bicycle, motorized bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the
same or himself to any vehicle upon a roadway. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.350)
SECTION 340.140: CONTROLLED ACCESS
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. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo. 300.355)
SECTION 340.150: RAILROAD TRAINS NOT TO BLOCK STREETS
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 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. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71;
SECTION 340.160: DRIVING THROUGH SAFETY ZONE PROHIBITED
No vehicle shall at any time be driven through or within a safety zone. (Ord. No. KK176 §1, 6-7-71; RSMo.
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SECTION 340.170: RIDING ON OUTSIDE OF VEHICLE─CARRYING ANIMALS
A. No person shall ride on any vehicle or upon any portion thereof not designated or intended for the use
of passengers, and no person shall operate a vehicle under such conditions. This provision shall not apply
to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty, or to persons riding within truck bodies in
space intended for merchandise.
B. No person shall transport or carry or cause or permit to be transported or carried any animal outside of
any vehicle unless such animal is protected by framework or other device which will prevent the animal from
falling off or being thrown from such vehicle.
SECTION 340.180: OPERATING SELF-PROPELLED VEHICLES IN PARKING LOTS, ETC.
A. No person shall drive any self-propelled vehicle upon a parking lot or into a parking lot or on private
drives and roadways open to the public for the public use, carelessly and imprudently, in a willful or wanton
disregard of the rights and safety of others or without due caution and care in a speed or in a manner so as to
endanger any person or property.
B. Definitions as Used in this Section.
PARKING LOT: Any building or parcel of land regularly used, in whole or in part, for the storing or parking of
more than five (5) motor vehicles and which is opened to the general public. The term "parking lot" shall not
include lots owned by a person and operated for the exclusive use of such person or his employees.
PRIVATE DRIVES AND ROADWAYS: Any drive or road normally open to the public for rights of passage,
ingress or egress. (Ord. No. KK360 §§1─3, 5-9-88)
SECTION 340.190: SCHOOL BUS─STOPS─PASSING WHILE STOPPED─HOW MARKED
A. The driver of a vehicle upon a public street within the corporate limits of the City of Lawson, Missouri,
upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the street for the
purpose of receiving or discharging any school children and whose driver has in the manner prescribed
below 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 shall be equipped with a mechanical or electrical signaling device,
which will display a signal plainly visible from the front and rear and indicating intention to stop.
C. No driver of a school bus shall take on or discharge passengers 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 street with separate roadways need not stop upon meeting or overtaking
a school bus which is on a different roadway 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
E. If any vehicle is witnessed by a Police 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. 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 (1) 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 the
providing the Police Chief
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or City Prosecutor with a copy of the rental or lease agreement in effect at the time of the violation. The
prosecutor may not 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.
SECTION 340.200: SNOW ROUTES
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave parked, any car or vehicle on the streets in Lawson
that are marked with signs "Emergency Snow Route", when snow has accumulated to a height of more than
two (2) inches on these streets so marked.
B. Penalty. All persons in violation of this Section will have their car or vehicles towed away to a City lot.
The car or vehicle may be picked up by the rightful owner or his or her agent by paying the cost of towing and a
penalty of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
C. Persons contesting the penalties in Subsection (B) hereof will be summoned by the Lawson Police to
appear in the Municipal Court where if found guilty may be subject to the penalty in Section 300.030. (Ord. No.
KK303 §§1─2, 11-12-84)
SECTION 340.210: GROSS WEIGHT OF MOTOR VEHICLES PERMITTED TO TRAVEL OR PARK ON
A. No motor vehicle truck, trailer, tractor or other mobile equipment having a manufacturers rated capacity
in excess of thirty-six thousand (36,000) pounds, shall travel or be parked on a residential street that is
marked "Vehicles over thirty-six thousand (36,000) pounds prohibited".
B. It shall be the duty of the Board of Aldermen to designate the streets that shall be posted with signs as
shown in Subsection (A). In designating the streets to be posted, the Board will be guided by the following
B.1. Width of street;
B.2. Shoulders on street;
B.3. Condition of street;
B.4. Abuse of street by vehicle owner or driver; and
B.5. Nuisance caused by vehicle or driver to residents in the area.
C. Exceptions. Commercial vehicles and equipment as specified in Subsection (A) of this Section shall
be granted access to private or public properties located on the posted residential streets provided that the
vehicle is going to or from the private or public properties for pick-up or delivery of materials, or for
construction or demolition work on said property. This does not grant the vehicle or equipment the right to
park on the posted residential street longer than a reasonable or normal time to conduct a pick-up, delivery or
other necessary business.
D. All vehicles and equipment granted exceptions under Subsection (C) of this Section shall travel the
shortest route possible on posted residential streets in going to or leaving the point of delivery.
E. Any persons not complying with this Section shall be found guilty and upon conviction shall be fined in
a sum of not less than five dollars ($5.00) or nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). (Ord. No. KK208
SECTION 340.220: OBSTRUCTING DRIVER'S VIEW
No driver of any vehicle shall drive the same when such vehicle is so loaded or when there are in the front
seat of such vehicle such number of persons as to obstruct the view of the driver to the back, front, or sides, or
to interfere with the driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle. No passenger in a vehicle
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shall ride in such position as to interfere with the driver's view ahead, or to the sides, or to interfere with the
driver's control over the driving mechanism of the vehicle.
SECTION 340.230: USING VEHICLE FOR PRIMARY PURPOSE OF DISPLAYING ADVERTISING
No person shall operate or park on any street any vehicle for the primary purpose of displaying advertising;
provided that the provisions of this Section shall not apply to sound trucks operating in compliance with
ordinance provisions relating thereto.
SECTION 340.240: DRIVING IN DISREGARD OF SIGNS, MARKINGS OR BARRICADES
No person shall drive any vehicle over or across any newly made pavement or newly marked pavement in any
public street across, on, or around which portion there is a barrier, or at or near which there is a person or
sign warning persons not to drive over or across such portion, or a sign stating that the street is closed.
SECTION 340.250: REMOVAL OF DEBRIS AT ACCIDENT SCENES─PLACING OF
A. Any person authorized to remove a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street shall remove any glass
or other injurious substance dropped upon the street from such vehicle.
B. No person shall place any obstruction in or upon a street without proper authority.
SECTION 340.260: FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIRED
A. No owner of a motor vehicle registered in this State shall operate the vehicle, upon the streets or alleys
of this City, unless the owner maintains the financial responsibility as required in this Section. Furthermore,
no person shall operate a motor vehicle owned by another with the knowledge that the owner has not
maintained financial responsibility unless such person has financial responsibility which covers operation of
vehicle owned by another person.
B. For purposes of this Section, the term "financial responsibility" shall mean the ability to respond in
damages for liability occurring after the effective date of proof of said financial responsibility, arising out of the
ownership, maintenance or use of a motor vehicle, in the amount of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00)
because of bodily injury to or death of one (1) person in any one (1) accident, and, subject to said limit for one
(1) person, in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) because of bodily injury to or death of two (2)
or more persons in any one (1) accident, and in the amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) because of
injury to or destruction of property of others in any one (1) accident.
C. Proof of financial responsibility may be shown by any of the following:
C.1. An insurance identification card issued by a motor vehicle insurer or by the Director of Revenue of the
State of Missouri for self insurance. A motor vehicle insurance policy, a motor vehicle liability insurance
binder, or receipt which contains the name and address of the insurer, the name and address of the name
insured, the policy number, the effective dates of the policy and a description by year and make of the vehicle,
or at least five (5) digits of the vehicle identification number or the word "Fleet" if the insurance policy covers
five (5) or more vehicles, shall be satisfactory evidence of insurance in lieu of an insurance identification card.
C.2. A certificate of the State Treasurer of a cash deposit according to Section 303.240, RSMo.
C.3. A surety bond according to Section 303.230, RSMo.
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D. Proof of financial responsibility shall be carried at all times in the insured motor vehicle or by the
operator of the motor vehicle if the proof of financial responsibility is effective as to the operator rather than to
the vehicle. The operator of the motor vehicle shall exhibit the proof of financial responsibility on the demand
of any peace officer who lawfully stops such operator while that officer is engaged in the performance of the
duties of his office.
SECTION 340.270: DRIVE ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY─EXCEPTIONS
A. Upon all roadways of sufficient width, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except
A.1. When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules
governing such movement.
A.2. When the right half of a roadway is closed to traffic while under construction or repair.
A.3. Upon a roadway divided into three (3) marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon.
A.4. Upon a roadway designated and sign-posted for one-way traffic.
B. Upon all roadways, any vehicle proceeding at less than the normal speed of traffic at the time and place
and under the conditions then existing, shall be driven in the right-hand lane when available for traffic, or as
close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing
another vehicle proceeding in the same direction or when preparing for a left turn at an intersection or into a
private road or driveway.
SECTION 340.280: DIVIDED STREETS
On all streets divided by a parkway, walk, median strip, rotary traffic island, sunken way, or viaduct, vehicles
shall keep to the right of such divisions, unless otherwise marked or posted.
SECTION 340.290: PASSING VEHICLES PROCEEDING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
Drivers of vehicles proceeding in opposite directions shall pass each other to the right, and upon roadways
having width for not more than one (1) line of traffic in each direction, each driver shall give to the other at least
one half of the main-traveled portion of the roadway as nearly as possible.
SECTION 340.300: OVERTAKING A VEHICLE ON THE LEFT
The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction,
subject to those limitations, exceptions, and special rules hereinafter stated:
B.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
B.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 speed until completely passed by
the overtaking vehicle.
B.3. The driver of an overtaking motor vehicle, when traveling outside of a business or residence district
and under other conditions when necessary to insure safe operation, shall give audible warning by use of the
vehicle horn or other warning device, before passing or attempting to pass a vehicle proceeding in the same
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SECTION 340.310: WHEN OVERTAKING ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS PERMITTED
A. The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only under the following
A.1. When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn.
A.2. Upon a street with unobstructed pavement, not occupied by parked vehicles, of sufficient width for two
(2) or more lines of moving vehicles in each direction and so marked by visible lane markings.
A.3. Upon a one-way street, or upon any roadway on which traffic is restricted to one (1) direction of
movement, where the roadway is free from obstructions and of sufficient width for two (2) or more lines of
moving vehicles and so marked by visible lane markings.
B. The driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under conditions
permitting such movement in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the pavement or
main-traveled portion of the roadway.
SECTION 340.320: LIMITATIONS ON OVERTAKING ON THE LEFT
No vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center of the roadway 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. In every event, the overtaking vehicle must return the right-hand side of the roadway before coming
within one hundred (100) feet of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.
SECTION 340.330: FURTHER LIMITATIONS ON DRIVING TO THE LEFT OF CENTER OF ROADWAY
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 in the roadway where the driver's view is
obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the
.2. When approaching within one hundred (100) feet of or traversing any uncontrolled intersection or
railroad grade crossing.
.3. When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred (100) feet of any bridge, viaduct, or
.4. The foregoing limitations shall not apply upon a one-way roadway.
SECTION 340.340: NO PASSING ZONES
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to overtake and pass another vehicle on any section of roadway
where signs or markings have been installed prohibiting such passing.
SECTION 340.350: RACING ON STREETS, ROADWAYS OR FREEWAYS
A. No person shall drive any vehicle on a street, roadway or freeway in any race, speed competition or
contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, exhibition of speed or acceleration, or
for the purpose of making a speed record, and no person shall in any manner participate in any such race,
competition, contest, test or exhibition.
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B. For purposes of this Section, the following words and phrases shall have the respective meanings:
DRAG RACE: The operation of two (2) or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a
competitive attempt to outdistance each other, or the operation of one (1) or more vehicles over a common
selected course, from the same point to the same point, for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or
power of acceleration of such vehicle or vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.
RACE: The use of one (1) or more vehicles in an attempt to outgain, outdistance, or prevent another vehicle
from passing, or arrive at a given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles, or to test the physical
stamina or endurance of drivers over long distance routes.
SECTION 340.360: DRIVING ON ROADWAYS LANED FOR TRAFFIC
When any roadway has been divided into two (2) 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 two-way 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 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 signposted
to give notice of such allocation.
.3. Official signs or marking may be installed directing slow moving traffic to use a designated lane or to
designate those lanes to be used by traffic moving in a particular direction, regardless of the center of the
roadway, and drivers of vehicles shall obey the directions of every such sign or marking.
SECTION 340.370: FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY
A. The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and
prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon the condition of the roadway.
B. The driver of any truck or slowly moving equipment, when travelling upon the streets and following
another truck, shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may
enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a truck from overtaking and
passing any like vehicle or other vehicles.
SECTION 340.380: SPECIAL SCHOOL BUS PERMIT AND INSURANCE
A. No school bus shall be operated upon any of the streets of Lawson, Missouri, until it has been fully
covered by insurance as hereinafter provided, and until the owner thereof shall have applied for and received
a nontransferable special school bus permit. Application for such permit shall be made in duplicate on a
form prepared by the City Administrator, which form shall contain such inquiries as the City Administrator may
deem proper for identification of said bus, and said application, when so filled out and executed, shall be
delivered to said City Administrator; provided that this Section shall not apply to the public utilities operating as
common carriers, or to duly authorized operators of taxicab service operating five (5) or more taxicabs within
B. Liability Insurance Required. Before the said City Administrator shall execute any permit for a school
bus the owner thereof shall present such proof as the said City Administrator may require:
B.1. That said bus is fully covered with public liability and property damage insurance.
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B.2. That said policy is issued by a company authorized and licensed to do an insurance business in this
State or approved by the City Administrator.
B.3. That said policy contains proper terms obligating the insurance company to give twenty (20) days
written notice by registered United States mail to the City Administrator before normal expiration or
cancellation of said policy for any reason.
B.4. That said policy provides for amounts of liability based on seating capacity as defined in regulations
by the City Administrator, and shall not be less than the following minimum requirements: In a school bus
with seating capacity of six (6) or less, fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) maximum liability for one (1)
person and sixty thousand dollars ($60,000.00) maximum liability for all persons; with a seating capacity of
seven (7) to twenty (20), inclusive, fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) maximum liability for one (1) person
and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) maximum liability for one (1) person and three hundred
thousand dollars ($300,000.00) maximum liability for all persons.
SECTION 340.390: INSPECTION OF SCHOOL BUSES
A. Before the said City Administrator shall execute any permit for a school bus, he shall require said
applicant, at his own expense, to furnish in writing a full report on an inspection form provided by the City
Administrator, which said form shall be filled out and executed by an authorized service representative of the
manufacturer making the particular chassis of said bus. Said form and information shall fully demonstrate
that said school bus is in such mechanical condition that it is safe and comfortable for the transportation of
children under all circumstances and safe under all lawful conditions of operation.
B. The City Administrator is hereby authorized to fix and adopt reasonable regulations relating to the
construction, design, operation, equipment, maintenance, and color of school buses, and to determine
C. If, after an examination of said insurance policy and inspection form and after applying the standards of
construction, design, equipment, and color, as aforesaid, and after personal inspection of said bus by the City
Administrator or his representative, if deemed desirable, the said City Administrator shall determine that said
bus meets the requirements herein provided, then he shall issue a special school bus permit.
D. The City Administrator is hereby authorized to accept in lieu of personal inspection or report on
inspection, the certification of good mechanical condition and safeness as provided in Section 304.060,
RSMo., 1959. Upon receiving such certification as provided by the State of Missouri, and filing same in the
department's records, the said City Administrator may issue a special school bus permit.
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