CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\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 Oakley, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities,” Edition of 2012, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified or changed, such incorporation being authorized by K.S.A. 12-3009 through 12-3012, inclusive, as amended. No fewer than three copies of said standard ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Incorporated by the Code of the City of Oakley, Kansas,” with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this section, and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.

(Code 1974, 10.04.010; Ord. 1116; Code 2014)

(a)   An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any section of this article that prescribes or requires 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.

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

(Code 1974, 10.04.020; Ord. 1116; Code 2014)

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 $10.00 no more than $,1000.00.  A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or other traffic offense for which a fine has not been established in a schedule of fines shall pay a fined fixed by the court which shall not be less than $10.00 no more than $1,000.00.

(Code 1974, 1.16.010; Ord. 1116; Code 2014)

The following section of the above-described Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities is hereby declared to be omitted and deleted, to-wit:

Section 11, relating to specifications of traffic control devices.

(Ord. 1116; Code 2014)

The following sections, subsections or parts of sections or subsections, are hereby declared to be amended by replacing the sections or subsections as set forth in said Standard Traffic Ordinance with the language indicated herein, to-wit:

Section 12 is amended to read as follows:

“SECTION 12.  Obedience To and Required Traffic Control Devices.  The driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any traffic control device or sign applicable thereto and placed a reasonable manner, unless otherwise directed by a police officer, subject to the exceptions granted the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle in this ordinance.”

Section 33(a) is amended to read as follows:

“SECTION 33.  Maximum Speed Limits. 

(a)   Except as provided in subsection (b) and except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with K.S.A 8-1557, and amendments thereto, the limits specified in this subsection or established as authorized by law shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of such maximum limits:

(1)   In any business district, 20 miles per hour;

(2)   In any urban district, 30 miles per hour;

(3)   On any separated multilane highway, as designated and posted by the secretary of transportation, 75 miles per hour;

(4)   On any county or township highway, 55 miles per hour;

(5)   On all other highways, 65 miles per hour;

(6)   In any alley, 5 miles per hour.”

Section 88 is amended to read as follows:

“SECTION 88.  Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited.  No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:

(a)   Displaying said vehicle for sale;

(b)   Washing, greasing or repairing said vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency, or;

(c)   To converse with person in another vehicle traveling or parked on said roadway.”

Section 93, Section (a), relating to parking disabled and other vehicles, of the Standard Traffic Ordinance Code is hereby amended as follows:

“(a)(1)    No person shall park or store a dead, damaged, disabled, or junk automobile or other motor vehicle in the roadway of any highway or between the property line or sidewalk and the curb line of any street.

(a)(2)      No person shall park or store any farm machinery, trailer, or semi-trailer of any kind, or parts of the same, in the roadway of any highway or between the property line or sidewalk and the curb line of any street; provided that trailers may be parked in a roadway or street after they shall have been inspected and approved for safe parking by the Oakley Police Department, but excepting trailers of licensed contractors under Ordinance 922, they shall not be parked in a roadway or street for more than 15 days in any calendar year.”

Section 125 is amended to read as follows:

“SECTION 125.  Driving Across Lawns, Sidewalks, Yards, Crops, Etc.  It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally drive a motor vehicle upon, across or onto the lawn, sidewalk, yard, farmland, crops, fences or other real or personal property of another person.”

(Code 1974, 10.04.020; Ord. 1116; Code 2014)