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 Kiowa, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known "Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities," Edition of 2017, prepared and published by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas "save and except such articles, sections, or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed. No fewer than three copies of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped "Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 443", with 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 said ordinance or this code section, and filed with the city clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at reasonable hours. The Police Department, municipal Judge, and all administrative departments of the city charged with the 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. 299; Code 2015; Ord. 414; Code 2015; Ord. 429; Ord. 431; Ord. 443)

(a)   Local traffic regulations.

(1)   RAILROAD; BLOCKING ROADWAY; (A) no railroad personnel or equipment including trains shall cause the blocking of any roadway within the city for a consecutive period in excess of 15 minutes. (B) Any railroad violating the terms of this section shall be mailed a citation by certified mail, return receipt requested, directed to any local or regional office of the railroad. (C) Upon conviction of a violation of this section, a fine shall be imposed not in excess of $250 or less than $10.

(2)   ARTICLE 4 TRAFFIC SIGNS: SIGNALS AND MARKINGS; 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 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 of Kiowa 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.

(3)   J TURNS PROHIBITED; (A) It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to cross the center line of the street and to angle park on the opposite side of the street. (B) It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to back from an angle parking space in such a fashion as to proceed forward on the opposite side of the street from such angle parking.

(4)   Section 65: CROSSING AT OTHER THAN CROSSWALK: JAYWALKING. Subsections (c) and (d) of said Standard Traffic Ordinance are omitted and deleted.

(Ord. 261; Ord. 299; Ord. 414; Code 2015; Ord. 431; Ord. 443)

The Governing Body may, by resolution, establish and fix the location of any 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 of Kiowa 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.

(Ord. 299; Code 2015; Ord. 431)

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

(b)   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 1997; Ord. 414; Code 2015; Ord. 429; Ord. 431; Ord. 443)

The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction for which the municipal judge established a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than $10 nor more than $30, except for speeding which shall be not less than $10 nor more than $500. A person tried and convicted for violation or 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.

(Code 1997; Ord. 414; Code 2015; Ord. 429; Ord. 431; Ord. 443)