CHAPTER 12. TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLESCHAPTER 12. TRAFFIC AND MOTOR VEHICLES\Article I. Standard Traffic Ordinance

Article I. Standard Traffic Ordinance

There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Ottawa, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities, Edition of 2017, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas.  One copy of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 3958-17,” 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.

(K.S.A. 12-3009 et seq.; Code 2015; Ord. 3929-16; Ord. 3958-17)

A.    An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any section of this ordinance 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.

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.

(Code 2015; Ord. 3929-16; Ord. 3958-17)

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive, operate, halt or attempt to operate a vehicle upon the streets, highways or alleys of the City in a careless, heedless, or inattentive manner, or without due regard or caution or circumspection, or in a manner not constituting the degree of reckless driving, but so as to endanger any person or property.  The fine for violation of this ordinance shall be not less than forty dollars ($40.00) nor more than six hundred ($600.00).

(Code 2015)

A.    Whenever any appropriate sign shall be placed and maintained in any block by lawful authority of the City giving notice that the street or highway or City-owned parking lot may be used for parking or standing vehicles for a limited time only, it shall be unlawful for any person to fail or refuse to comply with such sign.

B.    Violation of subsection (A) shall be punishable by a fine of not less than three dollars ($3.00) and not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

(Code 2015)

For the purpose of the Standard Traffic Ordinance adopted in herein, whenever the phrase “Business District” is used, it shall be defined as follows:

 

Street

From

To

Hickory Street

1st Street

5th Street

Main Street

Tecumseh Street

5th Street

Walnut Street

1st Street

5th Street

1st Street

Walnut Street

Cedar Street

2nd Street

Walnut Street

Cedar Street

3rd Street

Walnut Street

Cedar Street

4th Street

Walnut Street

Cedar Street

5th Street

Walnut Street

Cedar Street

(Code 2015)

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 $40.00 or more than $600.00.  A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or other schedule of fines shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed $600.00.

(Code 2015; Ord. 3929-16; Ord. 3958-17)