CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 2. LOCAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

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 of Auburn 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.

(Code 1998)

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle on the streets or highways within the city in violation of this chapter.

(Ord. 155, Sec. 1; Code 2016)

(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. 201, Sec. 2)

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. 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. 201, Sec. 3; Code 1998)

Article 7 relating to and headed “Speed Regulations” of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, is hereby amended and enlarged to include a new subsection (a) (6) to Section 33, as follows:

(6)   Twenty miles per hour in the following designated school zones during the school crossing hours of forty-five (45) minutes before and fifteen (15) minutes after school starts and fifteen (15) minutes before and forty-five (45) minutes after school dismisses on school days.

(i)    On 8th Street beginning 180 feet west of School Street extending eastward to Washington Street.

(ii)   On Washington Street beginning 178 feet south of 8th Street extending northerly to 117 feet north of 9th Street.

(iii)  On Milton Street beginning 60 feet west of 8th Street extending to 100 feet south of 11th on Milton Street.

(iv)  On 11th Street between Washington Street and Milton Street.

(Ord. 201, Sec. 4; Ord. 234; Ord. 285; Code 2016)

Article 7, relating to and headed Speed Regulations to the Standard Traffic Ordinance, is hereby amended and enlarged to include a new subsection (d) to Section 33, as follows:

(a)    Outside specified areas the speed limit is as posted.

(Ord. 201, Sec. 5)

Article 13, relating to and headed Stopping, Standing and Parking of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, is hereby amended and enlarged to include a new subsection (f) to Section 85, as follows:

(f)   When signs are erected giving notice thereof no person shall at any time park a vehicle upon any of the following described streets or parts of streets:

(1)   On the east side of School Street from 11th Street to 14th Street.

(2)   On the east side of Milton from 4th Street to 6th Street.

(3)   On the east side of Milton from 8th Street to 11th Street.

(4)   On either side of 10th Street for the first 175 feet east of Washington Street.

(5)   On the north side of 9th Street beginning at Washington Street extending westward to Commercial Street.

(Ord. 201, Sec. 6)

Article 6 relating to and headed “Serious Traffic Offenses” of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, is hereby amended and enlarged to include Section 29a, as follows:

Section 29a. Negligent or Unsafe Driving.

(a)   Every driver shall remain alert and give full attention to the same operation of his or her vehicle while it is in motion, and any driver who does not shall be in violation of this section.

(b)   No driver while driving shall engage in any activity or do any act which interferes with the safe control of his or her vehicle.

(c)   No person shall operate or hold any vehicle in such manner as to indicate a careless or heedless disregard for the right or safety or others, or in such manner to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of unsafe or negligent driving and in violation of this section.

(Ord. 201, Sec. 7)

Article 6, Section 30.5 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance is hereby amended to read as follows:

Section 30.5 Diversion Agreements and Driver’s Record. A driver, with a commercial driver’s license, may not enter into a diversion agreement in lieu of further criminal proceedings that would prevent such driver’s conviction for any violation, in any type of motor vehicle, of a state or local traffic control law, except a parking violation, from appearing on the driver’s record, whether the driver was convicted for an offense committed in the state where the driver is licensed or another state.

(Ord. 234; Code 2016)

(a)   The following streets are hereby designated as through highways:

(1)   Washington Street from 1st Street to 14th Street;

(2)   Harrison Street from 8th Street to 14th Street;

(3)   8th Street from Washington Street west to Elvira Street;

(4)   14th Street from Washington Street east to Hanover Street.

(b)   It shall be the duty of the city police chief to erect and maintain a stop sign on each and every street intersecting any through highway or any portion thereof described and designated as such by this article or by any traffic ordinance of this city, and all vehicles shall stop before entering any such intersections.

(Ord. 32, Secs. 1:2)

(a)   No person shall park a vehicle on the South side of 9th Street from the intersection of 9th and Washington to a point approximately 356 feet West on the South side of 9th Street and Commercial Street, as posted, except for the designated parking areas in front of the Post Office and Water District Office.

(b)   A fine for violation of this section shall be as identified in the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities in the most current addition adopted by the City of Auburn.

(Ord. 306; Code 2016)

(a)   No person shall park a vehicle on the North side of 11th Street from the Northeast comer of Milton Street at 11th Street, to a point approximately 350 feet East on the North side of 11th Street, as posted, except physicians or emergency personnel of the City or County, on emergency calls.

(b)   A fine for violation of this section shall be as identified in the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities in the most current addition adopted by the City of Auburn.

(Ord. 231; Code 2016)

(a)   No person shall park a vehicle on the North side of West 4th Street from the intersection of West 4th and Washington to a point approximately 162 feet West of said intersection, as posted.

(b)   A fine for violation of this section shall be as identified in the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities in the most current addition adopted by the City of Auburn.

(Ord. 311; Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked any truck tractor, trailer, semitrailer, recreational vehicle, camper or similar vehicle owned or under the physical control of such person, on any highway or street in the city, for a period of time longer than one hour on any day; provided, that this section shall not apply to vehicles owned by the United States of America, the state and the city or if otherwise allowed by city code.

As used herein, the term “park” or “cause to be parked” means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading property or passengers or while engaged in residential or commercial construction or repair work.

(Ord. 315)