CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLESCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES\ARTICLE 1. STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of St. John, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance knows as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities”, Edition of 2016, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas.  No fewer than three copies of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 1038”, and to which shall be attached a copy of this ordinance, and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.  The police department, municipal judge and all administrative departments of the city charged with enforcement of the ordinance shall be supplied, at the cost of the city, such number of official copies of such Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient.

(Ord. 995; Ord. 1022; Ord. 1025; Code 2015; Ord. 1031; Ord. 1038)

(a)   An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any section of this ordinance that prescribed or required the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. 8-2118.

(b)   All traffic violations which are included within this ordinance, and which are not ordinance traffic infractions, as defined in subsection (a) of this section, shall be considered traffic offenses.

(Ord. 832, Sec. 2; Ord. 1022; Ord. 1025; Code 1991; Ord. 1031; Ord. 1038)

The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offense for which the municipal judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than $5 nor more than $500, except for speeding which shall not be less than $5 nor more than $500. A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or other traffic offense for which a fine has been established in a schedule of fines shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed $500.

(Ord. 832, Sec. 3; Ord. 1022; Ord. 1025; Code 1991; Ord. 1031; Ord. 1038)

Section 20 of Article 4 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance which provides for play streets is hereby deleted.

(Ord. 832, Sec. 4)

Subsection 3 of Section 33 of Article 7 is hereby amended to read as follows:

(3)   10 miles per hour in any park.

(Ord. 832, Sec. 5)

No person shall operate, drive or halt any vehicle upon the streets or alleys of the city, in any area open and accessible to the public, the area being within the city limits, in such a manner as to indicate a careless or heedless disregard for the rights or safety of others or in such a manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property. This section shall not apply to a vehicle driven by a person on private property owned by him or her. Any person convicted of violation of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and punished under the provisions of Section 201(c) of the Standard Traffic Ordinance.

(Ord.905, Sec. 2)

It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle around the city square to tum such vehicle across the center line of such street for the purpose of parking such vehicle at or along the opposite side of such portion of the street. It shall also be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle which is parked around the city square to back across the center line of the street for the purpose of proceeding in the opposite direction. Around the city square is defined as the East 100 Block of 3rt1 Street, the East 100 Block of 4111 Street, the North 300 Block of Main Street and the North 300 Block of Broadway Street in the city. Any person convicted of violation of this section shall be deemed guilty of a traffic infraction and shall be fined as established by the municipal court judge as set forth in Section 201(c) of the Standard Traffic Ordinance.

(Ord. 905, Sec. 3)

No vehicle shall be driven, used or operated in such a manner to cause the screeching of tires or spinning of tires except where the same is necessary in an emergency by the operator to move the stalled vehicle from snow, ice or mud or to avoid an accident or the causing of damage or injury. Any person convicted of violation of this section shall be deemed guilty of a traffic infraction and shall be fined as established by the municipal court judge as set forth in Section 201(c) of the Standard Traffic Ordinance.

(Ord. 905, Sec. 4)

When the City receives a large rain and street flooding is occurring, and when a street has been posted with signs indicating that high water may exist, it shall be unlawful for a person to drive through the water unless the person lives within the flooded area. The notice given shall include signs which may be permanently mounted on known low lying areas or when temporary barricades are placed across flooded streets stating No through Traffic”. Any person convicted of this section shall be deemed guilty of a traffic infraction and shall pay a fine as established by the municipal court judge in an amount not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500).

(Ord. 984)

When the City has barricaded a street with barricades or cones and the City displays signs “No Through Traffic”, then is shall be unlawful for a person to go around the barricades or cones unless the person lives in the immediate area that has been posted with barricades or cones. Any person convicted of this section shall be deemed guilty of a traffic infraction and shall pay a fine as established by the municipal court judge in an amount not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500).

(Ord. 984)