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 Deerfield, Kansas, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities,” Edition of 2017, hereinafter referred to as Standard Traffic Ordinance, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified, or changed. No fewer than three copies of the Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. 2017-02,” 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 said ordinance or this code section, and filed with the city clerk to be open for 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, the number of official copies of such Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient.

(Ord. 2008-05; Code 2008; Ord. 2009-07, Ord. 2010-09; Ord. 2011-06; Ord. 2012-02; Ord. 2013-03; Ord. 2014-02; Ord. 2015-01; Ord. 2016-02; Ord. 2017-02)

(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.

(Ord. 2002-2, Sec. 2; Code 2008)

Section 33 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance is hereby changed to read as follows:

Section 33. Maximum Speed Limits.

(a)   Except when a special hazard exists that requires lower speed for compliance with Section 32, the limits specified in this section or established as hereinafter authorized, shall be maximum lawful speeds, and no person shall drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of such maximum limits:

(1)   In any business district or designated school zone, 20 mph;

(2)   In any residence district, 20 mph;

(3)   In all other locations, 55 mph. The maximum speed limit established by or pursuant to this paragraph shall be of force and effect regardless of whether signs are posted giving notice thereof and notwithstanding any signs giving notice of maximum speed limits in excess thereof, and any sign giving notice of a maximum speed limit in excess of the limit established by or pursuant to this  paragraph shall not be of any force or effect.

(b)   The maximum speed limits established by or pursuant to this section may be altered as authorized in K.SA 8-1559 and 8-1560, and amendments thereto.

(c)   No person shall drive a school bus to or from school, or interschool or intraschool functions or activities, at a speed greater than 45 mph on any roadway having dirt, sand or gravel surface, and in no event shall a school bus be driven to and from school, or functions or activities, in excess of 55 mph, notwithstanding any maximum speed limit in excess thereof. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to buses used for the transportation of students enrolled in community colleges or area vocational schools when such buses are transporting students to or from school, or functions or activities.

(K.S.A. 8-1558; Ord. 2008-05; Ord. 2002-2; Code 2008; Ord. 2009-07; Ord. 2010-09; Ord. 2011-06; Ord. 2012-02; Ord. 2013-03; Ord. 2014-02; Ord. 2015-01; Ord. 2016-02; Ord. 2017-02)

No person shall drive or operate a commercial truck or any other truck with a registered gross weight in excess 48,000 pounds, whether loaded or unloaded, inside the geographic city limits except as follows:

(a)   All commercial or other trucks entering, operating within or passing through the city shall use only the following streets:

(1)   Main Street;

(2)   Sixth Street;

(3)   West Street;

(4)   Beech Street south of Sixth Street;

(5)   Fifth Street west of Main Street.

Commercial trucks shall include all vehicles with the registered gross weight of excess of 48,000 pounds, whether loaded or unloaded and shall include all vehicles commonly referred to as semi-tractors, truck tractors, with or without trailers. Freight trucks having a designation in the city limits may make deliveries on non-designated streets. In addition, trucks carrying construction related materials may have access to properly permitted construction sites inside the city.

(Ord. 2002-2, Sec. 3; Code 2008)

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 nor more than $500 except for speeding which shall not be less than $10 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. 2002-2, Sec. 5; Code 2008)

Section 114.1 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance is hereby changed to read as follows:

Section 114.1. Unlawful Operation of All-Terrain and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles.

(a)   Except as provided in subsection (c), it shall be unlawful for any person to operate an all-terrain or recreational off-highway vehicle on any interstate highway, federal highway, or state highway.

(b)   Operation of an all-terrain or recreational off-highway vehicle is authorized within the corporate limits of the city.

(i)    The width and weight restrictions and limitations for all-terrain and recreational off-highway vehicles in Article 1. Definitions, shall not apply to all-terrain or recreational off-highway vehicles operated in the city.

(c)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), all-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a county noxious weed department, or all-terrain vehicles owned and operated by persons contracting with a county noxious weed department or the Kansas department of transportation may be allowed to operate such all-terrain vehicles upon the right-of-way of any federal highway or state highway for the purpose of eradicating noxious weeds and such all-terrain vehicles may be operated incidentally upon such federal highway or state highway.

(d)   No all-terrain or recreational off-highway vehicle shall be operated on any public highway, street or road between sunset and sunrise unless equipped with lights as required by law for motorcycles.

(K.S.A. Supp. 8-15,100; Ord. 2012-02; Ord. 2013-03; Ord. 2014-02; Ord. 2015-01; Ord. 2016-02; Ord. 2017-02; Ord. 2017-06)

Section 114.4 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance is hereby changed to read as follows:

Section 114.4. Unlawful operation of a golf cart.

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a golf cart:

(1)   On any interstate highway, federal highway, or state highway; or

(2)   On any street or highway with a posted speed limit greater than 30 miles per hour.

(b)   Operation of a golf cart is authorized within the corporate limits of the city.

(c)   The provisions of subsection (a) shall not prohibit a golf cart from crossing a federal or state highway or a street or highway with a posted speed limit in excess of 30 miles per hour.

(d)   A golf cart shall be operated on any public street or highway only during the hours between sunrise and sunset.

(K.S.A. Supp. 8-15,108; Ord. 2012-02; Ord. 2013-03; Ord. 2014-02; Ord. 2015-01; Ord. 2016-02; Ord. 2017-02)