Columbia Code of Ordinances
Chapter 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC*
Section 14-0A ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL
Section 14-1 Definitions.
Section 14-2 Compliance with rules of the road.
Section 14-3 Public employees to obey traffic regulations.
Section 14-4 Persons propelling pushcarts or riding animals to obey traffic regulations.
Section 14-5 Use of coasters, roller skates and similar devices.
Section 14-6 Passengers to remain inside vehicles.
Section 14-7 Clinging to vehicles.
Section 14-8 Entering, jumping on or riding vehicles without permission.
Section 14-9 Riding in stolen motor vehicle.
Section 14-10 Railroad trains not to block streets.
Section 14-11 Removal of traffic hazards.
Section 14-12 Secs. 14-12--14-25. Reserved.
Section 14-25A ARTICLE II. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT*
Section 14-25D DIVISION 1. GENERALLY
Section 14-26 Authority of police and fire department officials.
Section 14-27 Obedience to police and fire department officials.
Section 14-28 Records of traffic violations.
Section 14-29 Driver files to be maintained.
Section 14-30 Method of identifying funeral processions.
Section 14-31 Annual traffic safety report.
Section 14-32 Emergency and experimental regulations.
Section 14-33 Secs. 14-33--14-45. Reserved.
Section 14-45D DIVISION 2. TRAFFIC DIVISION
Section 14-46 Police administration.
Section 14-47 Duty of traffic division.
Section 14-48 Secs. 14-48--14-60. Reserved.
Section 14-60D DIVISION 3. TRAFFIC ENGINEER*
Section 14-61 Office established; general powers and duties; state highway commission to function as for state highways.
Section 14-62 Signs required at through streets.
Section 14-63 All-way stop intersections.
Section 14-64 Secs. 14-64--14-75. Reserved.
Section 14-75D DIVISION 4. TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU*
Section 14-76 Established.
Section 14-77 Schedule of costs.
Section 14-78 Parking violations.
Section 14-79 Use of revenue from traffic violations.
Section 14-80 Secs. 14-80--14-90. Reserved.
Section 14-90D DIVISION 5. ACCIDENTS
Section 14-91 Leaving the scene of an accident.
Section 14-92 Reporting of accidents.
Section 14-93 Public inspection of accident reports.
Section 14-94 Investigation of accidents.
Section 14-95 Traffic accident reports.
Section 14-96 Traffic accident studies.
Section 14-97 Secs. 14-97--14-115. Reserved.
Section 14-115A ARTICLE III. MOTOR VEHICLES*
Section 14-115D DIVISION 1. GENERALLY
Section 14-116 Mechanically defective vehicles.
Section 14-117 Towed cars.
Section 14-118 Secs. 14-118--14-130. Reserved.
Section 14-130D DIVISION 2. SPECIFICATIONS
Section 14-131 Regulations as to width, height and length of motor vehicles; exceptions.
Section 14-132 Regulations as to weight; axle load, tandem axle defined.
Section 14-133 Lights on vehicles--Generally.
Section 14-134 Same--Use of spotlights.
Section 14-135 Brakes.
Section 14-136 Mirrors.
Section 14-137 Wheels and tires.
Section 14-138 Light or flag on projecting loads.
Section 14-139 Windows and windshields must be unobstructed and windshields must be equipped with wipers.
Section 14-140 Loads required to be covered or secured.
Section 14-141 Material falling from vehicles and trailers.
Section 14-142 Secs. 14-142--14-160. Reserved.
Section 14-160A ARTICLE IV. OPERATION
Section 14-160D DIVISION 1. GENERALLY
Section 14-161 Duty of drivers to avoid collisions.
Section 14-162 Driving motor vehicle without permission.
Section 14-163 Drinking intoxicating liquors while operating a vehicle.
Section 14-164 Operation of vehicles on approach of authorized emergency vehicles.
Section 14-165 Privileges of drivers of authorized emergency vehicles.
Section 14-166 Following fire apparatus prohibited.
Section 14-167 Crossing fire hose.
Section 14-168 Duties of drivers meeting or overtaking school buses; required marking.
Section 14-169 Driving through funeral or other procession.
Section 14-170 Driving in procession.
Section 14-171 Funeral procession to be identified.
Section 14-172 Vehicles shall not be driven on sidewalk.
Section 14-173 Limitations on backing.
Section 14-174 Opening and closing vehicle doors.
Section 14-175 Controlled access.
Section 14-176 Traffic lanes.
Section 14-177 Weight limits on city roads and bridges reduced, when; penalty for violation.
Section 14-178 Commercial vehicles prohibited from using certain streets.
Section 14-179 Through truck traffic prohibited.
Section 14-180 Traffic restrictions in vicinity of university.
Section 14-181 Driving through safety zone prohibited.
Section 14-182 Transportation of hazardous materials.
Section 14-183 Safety belts required for passenger cars.
Section 14-184 Passenger restraint system required for children under four years of age.
Section 14-185 Operating a motor vehicle without a driver license.
Section 14-186 Driving a motor vehicle while driver license suspended or revoked.
Section 14-187 Operating an unlicensed motor vehicle.
Section 14-188 Failure to exhibit proof of insurance.
Section 14-189 Secs. 14-189-14-200. Reserved
Section 14-200D DIVISION 2. ONE-WAY STREETS AND ALLEYS
Section 14-201 Movement of vehicular traffic, generally.
Section 14-202 Authority to sign one-way streets and alleys.
Section 14-203 One-way streets and alleys designated.
Section 14-204 One-way drives.
Section 14-205 Authority to restrict direction of movement on streets during certain periods.
Section 14-206 Secs. 14-206--14-220. Reserved.
Section 14-220D DIVISION 3. SPEED
Section 14-221 State speed laws applicable.
Section 14-222 State approval of city speed restrictions.
Section 14-223 Speed restrictions on city streets.
Section 14-224 Minimum speed.
Section 14-225 Regulation of speed by traffic signals.
Section 14-226 Secs. 14-226--14-235. Reserved.
Section 14-235D DIVISION 4. RULES OF THE ROAD; STOP AND YIELD INTERSECTIONS AND RAILROAD CROSSINGS
Section 14-236 Careful, prudent driving.
Section 14-237 Slowing, stopping and turning signals.
Section 14-238 Driving on right side of roadway.
Section 14-239 When driving on left side of roadway prohibited.
Section 14-240 Overtaking and passing.
Section 14-241 Two or more lanes of traffic.
Section 14-242 Distance from other vehicles.
Section 14-243 Duty to drive on roadway; exception.
Section 14-244 Conduct at intersections, generally.
Section 14-245 Through streets designated.
Section 14-246 Other intersections where stop or yield required.
Section 14-247 Stop and yield signs.
Section 14-248 Vehicle entering stop intersections.
Section 14-249 Vehicle entering yield intersections.
Section 14-250 Emerging from alley, driveway or building.
Section 14-251 Stop when traffic obstructed.
Section 14-252 Reserved.
Section 14-253 Obedience to signal indicating approach of train.
Section 14-254 Corner cutting to avoid traffic control devices.
Section 14-255 Secs. 14-255--14-260. Reserved.
Section 14-260D DIVISION 5. TURNING MOVEMENTS
Section 14-261 Required position and method of turning at intersection.
Section 14-262 Authority to place, obedience to turning markers.
Section 14-263 Authority to place restricted turn signs.
Section 14-264 Obedience to no-turn signs.
Section 14-265 Limitations on turning around.
Section 14-266 Secs. 14-266--14-280. Reserved.
Section 14-280A ARTICLE V. STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING
Section 14-280D DIVISION 1. GENERALLY
Section 14-281 Parking not to obstruct traffic.
Section 14-282 Parking in alleys.
Section 14-283 Parking for certain purposes prohibited.
Section 14-284 Parking adjacent to schools.
Section 14-285 Parking prohibited on narrow streets.
Section 14-286 Stopping, standing or parking prohibited.
Section 14-287 Standing or parking on one-way streets.
Section 14-288 Standing or parking on one-way roadways.
Section 14-289 No stopping, standing or parking near hazardous or congested places.
Section 14-290 Parking, stopping or standing prohibited in fire lanes.
Section 14-291 Parking on right side of roadway.
Section 14-292 Standing or parking close to curb or edge of roadway.
Section 14-293 Lamps on parked vehicles.
Section 14-294 Authority to designate bus stops and stands; use generally.
Section 14-295 Taxi stands designated.
Section 14-296 Duties of bus and taxicab operators.
Section 14-297 Moving vehicle from parked position.
Section 14-298 Leaving vehicle unattended with motor running.
Section 14-299 Registered owner responsible for violations.
Section 14-300 Authority to adopt rules and regulations.
Section 14-301 Rental of on-street metered parking space to banks and savings and loans.
Section 14-302 Parking of trucks in excess of one ton prohibited on certain streets.
Section 14-303 Truck parking on certain streets prohibited.
Section 14-304 No parking, tow-away zones.
Section 14-305 Emergency stopping only.
Section 14-306 Contesting a parking ticket.
Section 14-307 Impoundment of vehicles for unpaid parking tickets.
Section 14-308 Hearing on eligibility for impoundment.
Section 14-309 Notice of impoundment.
Section 14-310 Redemption of impounded vehicle.
Section 14-311 Hearing on impoundment.
Section 14-312 Immobilization of vehicles for unpaid parking tickets.
Section 14-313 Special residential parking district.
Section 14-314 Central Business District hotel registration zone.
Section 14-315 Secs. 14-315--14-320. Reserved.
Section 14-320D DIVISION 2. STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED ON CERTAIN STREETS
Section 14-321 Applicability.
Section 14-322 Regulations not exclusive.
Section 14-323 Parking signs required.
Section 14-324 Parking prohibited.
Section 14-325 Same--Between 2:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Section 14-326 Same--Between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Section 14-326.1 Same--Between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Section 14-327 Same--At all times; Sundays excepted.
Section 14-328 Same--Between 7:30 am. and 6:00 p.m.; Sundays excepted.
Section 14-328.1 Same -- Between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Sundays excepted.
Section 14-329 Reserved.
Section 14-330 Same--Between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays excepted.
Section 14-331 Same--Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays excepted.
Section 14-332 Same--Between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays excepted.
Section 14-332.1 Same--Between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. when Columbia public schools are in session.
Section 14-333 Same--Between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.; between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, other days school not in session excepted.
Section 14-333.1 Same--Between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Section 14-333.2 Same--Between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Section 14-333.3 Same--Between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Section 14-333.4 Same--Between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; days school is not in session excepted.
Section 14-334 Parking time limited in designated places.
Section 14-335 Reserved parking for police vehicles.
Section 14-336 No parking except school buses.
Section 14-337 Secs. 14-337--14-350. Reserved.
Section 14-350D DIVISION 3. LOADING AND UNLOADING
Section 14-351 Authority to designate curb loading zones.
Section 14-352 Application for curb loading zones.
Section 14-353 Standing in curb loading zones.
Section 14-354 Permits for loading or unloading at an angle to curb.
Section 14-355 No pick-up or drop-off zones.
Section 14-356 Secs. 14-356--14-370. Reserved.
Section 14-370D DIVISION 4. ANGLE PARKING
Section 14-371 Signs or markings indicating angle parking.
Section 14-372 Obedience to angle parking signs or markers.
Section 14-373 Forty-five-degree angle parking.
Section 14-374 Thirty-degree angle parking.
Section 14-375 Reserved.
Section 14-376 Secs. 14-376--14-390. Reserved.
Section 14-390D DIVISION 5. OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES
Section 14-391 Hourly parking; fees for certain facilities.
Section 14-392 Unmetered municipal parking lots.
Section 14-393 Parking fees for unmetered off-street facilities.
Section 14-394 Reserved.
Section 14-395 Reserved parking; city vehicles.
Section 14-396 Violations.
Section 14-397 Special events.
Section 14-398 Secs. 14-398--14-410. Reserved.
Section 14-410D DIVISION 6. PARKING METERS
Section 14-411 Installation; hours of operation; parking time limited.
Section 14-411.1 Disabled parking in parking meter zones.
Section 14-412 Changing from one metered parking space to another in the same block or city parking lot deemed one continuous period of time.
Section 14-413 Rates.
Section 14-414 Ten-hour zones.
Section 14-414.1 Five-hour zones.
Section 14-415 Four-hour zones.
Section 14-416 Two-hour zones.
Section 14-416.1 One-hour zones.
Section 14-417 Twenty-four minute zones.
Section 14-418 Coin to be deposited in meter when vehicle is parked.
Section 14-419 Parking limited as indicated by meter signal.
Section 14-420 Parking after time expired.
Section 14-421 Depositing coin to extend legal parking time prohibited.
Section 14-422 Depositing of slugs, damaging, etc., prohibited.
Section 14-423 Parking meter hoods--Generally.
Section 14-424 Same--Special hoods.
Section 14-425 Use of revenue.
Section 14-426 Violations.
Section 14-427 Secs. 14-427--14-440. Reserved.
Section 14-440 DIVISION 7. DISABLED PARKING
Section 14-441 Definitions.
Section 14-442 Repealed by Ord. No. 13878 § 1, 11-15-93.
Section 14-442.1 City shall provide adequate markings.
Section 14-443 Violations; parking prohibited without display of permit.
Section 14-444 Sec. 14-444. Reserved.
Section 14-445 Meter Parking.
Section 14-446 Secs. 14-446--14-460. Reserved.
Section 14-460A ARTICLE VI. TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS. SIGNALS, DEVICES AND MARKINGS
Section 14-461 Authority to install traffic control devices.
Section 14-462 Manual and specifications for traffic control devices.
Section 14-463 Obedience to traffic control devices.
Section 14-464 Official traffic control devices--When required for enforcement purposes.
Section 14-465 Same--Presumption of legality.
Section 14-466 Traffic control signal legend.
Section 14-466.1 Automated traffic control systems; violations and penalties.
Section 14-467 Flashing signals.
Section 14-468 Lane direction control signals, generally.
Section 14-469 Temporary traffic lanes.
Section 14-470 Pedestrian control signals.
Section 14-471 Designation of crosswalks; establishment of safety zones.
Section 14-472 Traffic control for street construction and maintenance operations.
Section 14-473 School zones designated.
Section 14-474 Authority to establish play streets; vehicles restricted.
Section 14-475 Authority to establish zones of quiet.
Section 14-476 Display of unauthorized signs, signals or markings.
Section 14-477 Interference with official traffic control devices or railroad signs or signals.
Section 14-478 Possession of official traffic control devices or railroad signs or signals.
Section 14-479 Secs. 14-479-14-490. Reserved.
Section 14-490A ARTICLE VII. CYCLES*
Section 14-491 Definition.
Section 14-492 Compliance required; scope of article.
Section 14-493 Minimum size cycle permitted on street; age of operator.
Section 14-494 License--Required.
Section 14-495 Same--Application; assignment.
Section 14-496 Same--Inspection of cycles; denial of license.
Section 14-497 Same--Issuance.
Section 14-498 Same--Attachment of license or stamp.
Section 14-499 Cycle transfers.
Section 14-500 Rental agencies.
Section 14-501 Traffic laws apply to cycle riders.
Section 14-502 Obedience to traffic control devices.
Section 14-503 Riding conduct, generally.
Section 14-504 Emerging from alley or driveway.
Section 14-505 Carrying articles.
Section 14-506 Parking.
Section 14-507 Riding on sidewalks.
Section 14-508 Required equipment.
Section 14-509 Use of Helmets.
Section 14-510 Penalties
Section 14-511 Secs. 14-511--14-525. Reserved.
Section 14-525A ARTICLE VIII. MOTORCYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND MOTOR BIKES*
Section 14-526 Manner of operation, generally.
Section 14-527 Riding on motorcycles.
Section 14-528 Safety equipment required of operators and passengers.
Section 14-529 Agents renting, leasing or lending.
Section 14-530 Secs. 14-530--14-545. Reserved.
Section 14-545A ARTICLE IX. ABANDONED VEHICLES
Section 14-546 Abandoning property; parking for longer than twenty-four hours.
Section 14-547 Leaving unlicensed, wrecked, nonoperating vehicles on street or public property.
Section 14-548 Impounding of abandoned or illegally parked vehicles--Authorized.
Section 14-549 Same--Conditions for impounding abandoned property.
Section 14-550 Disposition of wrecked or discarded vehicles on private property.
Section 14-551 Illegal parking on private property.
Section 14-552 Secs. 14-552--14-575. Reserved.
Section 14-575A ARTICLE X. PEDESTRIANS
Section 14-576 Obedience to traffic control devices.
Section 14-577 Right-of-way in crosswalks.
Section 14-578 Leaving curb suddenly or entering path of vehicle.
Section 14-579 Use of right half of crosswalks.
Section 14-580 Crossing at right angles.
Section 14-581 When to yield right-of-way.
Section 14-582 Prohibited crossing places.
Section 14-583 Manner of walking along roadways.
Section 14-584 Obedience to bridge and railroad signals.
Section 14-585 Duty of drivers to exercise care.
Section 14-586 Solicitation of contributions or business on roadways.
Section 14-587 Secs. 14-587--14-610. Reserved.
Section 14-610A ARTICLE XI. INTOXICATION RELATED TRAFFIC OFFENSES
Section 14-611 Definitions.
Section 14-612 Driving while intoxicated.
Section 14-613 Driving with excessive blood alcohol content.
Section 14-614 Driving a commercial motor vehicle with excessive blood alcohol content.
Section 14-615 Chemical tests for alcohol content of blood.
Section 14-616 Reimbursement of costs; schedule of costs.
Section 14-617 Repealed by Ord. No. 14163 § 2, 8-1-94.
*Cross reference(s)--General penalty for Code violations, § 1-8; commission on bicycling,
2-251 et seq.; alcoholic beverages, Ch. 4; civil defense, Ch. 7; municipal court, Ch. 15; offenses
and miscellaneous provisions, Ch. 16; abandoning motor vehicles, § 16-232; horns and signaling
devices on vehicles, § 16-257; mufflers required on vehicles, § 16-262; noise regulations
regarding sound amplifying equipment and trucks, § 16-281 et seq.; traffic regulations for parks,
§ 17-76 et seq.; planning, Ch. 20; police, Ch. 21; streets, sidewalks and public places, Ch. 24;
vehicles for hire, Ch. 28.