The Standard Traffic Ordinance as adopted is hereby modified by adding thereto the following: The governing body may, by resolution, establish and fix the location of such traffic control devices as may be deemed necessary to guide and warn traffic under the provisions of this chapter, other traffic ordinances and the state laws. The city shall place and maintain such traffic control signs, signals and devices when and as may be required by the authority of the governing body to make effective the provisions of this chapter and other ordinances for the regulation of traffic. Any official traffic control device placed pursuant to this section shall be marked and labeled on a map of the city for the purpose of displaying all such traffic control devices and shall be filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours of business.
The chief of police shall place and maintain traffic control signs, signals and devices when and as required herein and other traffic ordinances of this city to make effective the provisions of this article and such other ordinances and may place and maintain such additional traffic control devices as he or she may deem necessary to regulate traffic under this article and other traffic ordinances of this city or under state law to guide or warn traffic.
(Ord. 181, Sec. 8)
(a) No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such slow speed as to impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law,
(b) Whenever the governing body determines on the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that slow speeds on any part of a highway consistently impede the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, the governing body may determine and declare a minimum speed limit below which no person shall drive a vehicle except when necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law,
(c) No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing. In every event, speed shall be so controlled as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person, vehicle or other conveyance on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
(d) Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with this section, the limits specified in this section or established as hereinafter authorized shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed in excess of such maximum limits.
(1) No driver, when passing through a school speed zone in a school zone or a playground speed zone in a playground zone, shall, during the hours posted, operate any vehicle at a speed in excess of that which is posted.
(2) The following speed shall be lawful, but any speed in excess of such limits shall be unlawful: 20 miles per hour on all streets within the city limits other than those listed in this article.
(e) The driver of every vehicle shall, drive at an appropriate reduced speed when approaching and crossing an intersection, or railroad grade crossing, when approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, and when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions.
(f) In every charge of violation of this section, the complaint, the summons, warrant or notice to appear, shall specify the speed at which the defendant is alleged to have driven and the speed limit applicable at the location.
(g) The speed limitations set forth in this article and other traffic ordinances of this city shall not apply to authorized emergency vehicles when responding to emergency calls and the drivers thereof sound audible signal by bell, siren, or exhaust whistle. This provision shall not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons using the street or highway, nor shall it protect the driver of any such vehicle from the consequences of a reckless disregard of the safety of others. In no event shall an ambulance be driven at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.
(Ord. 181, Sec. 9; Code 2009)
The city council may by resolution determine and designate the speed limit on all streets and highways within the city. Any street speed limit not subject to a resolution of the city council shall be determined by the chief of police. All speed limits shall be posted clearly and conspicuously. Any driver exceeding the posted speed limit on any street or highway shall be guilty of a code violation.
The city council by resolution may designate and determine the placement of stop and yield signs, the placement of pedestrian crosswalks and school crossings. The chief of police is authorized to determine the placement of stop and yield signs at any intersection not subject to a resolution of the city council.
The standard traffic ordinance as adopted is hereby modified by adding therein the following: Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law, the directions of a police officer or official traffic control devices, or when granted permission of a police officer to temporarily park a vehicle such as a moving van or delivery vehicle; no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, pole trailer, commercial motor vehicle, bus, tractor, house trailer, recreational vehicle, farm equipment/machinery or farm tractor on a public Street, road way or alley in a residential district if said vehicle or combination of vehicles is in excess of 35 feet in length. The term “vehicle” as used herein shall include motorized vehicles, non motorized vehicles, farm equipment/machinery, farm tractors and trailers of all descriptions as described in the foregoing sentence. For the purpose of this section a vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeding 35 feet in length shall include a tractor trailer combination, a tractor semi-trailer combination or any combination of vehicles exceeding 35 feet in length.
The standard traffic ordinance as adopted is hereby modified by adding therein the following: Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the law, the directions of a police officer or official traffic control devices, or when permission of a police officer to temporarily park farm equipment/machinery or a farm tractor, no person shall stop, stand or park farm equipment/machinery or a farm tractor on a public street, road way or alley in the City of Kechi.
(a) No person shall transport drug paraphernalia in any vehicle upon any highway or street.
(b) For the purposes of this section, “drug paraphernalia” means all equipment, products and materials of any kind which are used or intended for use in planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packaging, repackaging, storing, containing, concealing, injecting, ingesting, inhaling or otherwise introducing into the human body a controlled substance in violation of Section 11-212 herein, or the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, K.S.A. 65-4101 et seq., and amendments thereto. “Drug paraphernalia” shall include, but is not limited to, those items set forth in subsection (c) of K.S.A. 65-4150 and amendments thereto. In determining whether an object is drug paraphernalia, in addition to all other logically relevant factors, the court shall consider the factors set forth in K.S.A. 65-4151 and amendments thereto.
(c) Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $1,000.00 or by six (6) months imprisonment, or both.