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CODE OF ORDINANCES City of KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI Codified through Ord. No. 020605, enacted May 23, 2002. (Supp. No. 37)
Chapter 70 TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES* ARTICLE IV.
OPERATION DIVISION 1.
GENERALLY Sec. 70-260. Driving through funeral or other procession.

Sec. 70-260. Driving through funeral or other procession.  No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this article. This provision shall not apply at intersections where traffic is controlled by traffic control signals or police officers.

(Code of Gen. Ords. 1967, 34.140; Ord. No. 41525, 10-20-72; Ord. No. 56381, 8-16-84)  State law references: Similar provisions, RSMo 300.310.

Sec. 70-261. Manner of driving in procession.  Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the righthand edge of the roadway as practical, and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practical and safe.

(Code of Gen. Ords. 1967, 34.141; Ord. No. 41525, 10-20-72; Ord. No. 56381, 8-16-84)  State law references: Similar provisions, RSMo 300.315.

Sec. 70-262. Funeral processions to be identified.  A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by having the headlights lighted on each vehicle in the procession at all times while the procession is in motion, and by such other methods as may be determined and designated by the director.
(Code of Gen. Ords. 1967, 34.142; Ord. No. 41525, 10-20-72; Ord. No. 56381, 8-16-84; Ord. No. 64308, 7-6-89)
State law references: Similar provisions, RSMo 300.320.

Sec. 70-263. Permit for parades, processions and races.

(a) Definitions. As used in this chapter: Applicant means an individual person, a partnership, the manager of a limited liability company or a corporation. Block party means a proposed event that involves the temporary closing of a residential street, using city-approved barricades denying access to through-traffic (except emergency vehicles and residents who reside within the barricaded area) in order to hold the event. Director means the director of public works and who shall prescribe all forms of applications and permits in compliance with the provisions of this section. Funeral procession means a line of vehicles or persons or both traveling to a cemetery or other place of repose in connection with a funeral. Parade means an organized, continuous procession of vehicles or persons or both or a race on any street or highway as defined in section 70-1 of the Code of Ordinances. Race means any organized marathon, contest or competition of speed and endurance, including but not limited to, persons using bicycles, wheelchairs, roller blades, roller skates, or other vehicular device powered by human effort as opposed to a motorized vehicle, and persons running, jogging or walking.

(b) Authority to promulgate rules and regulations. The director shall have authority to promulgate rules and regulations to implement this section.

(c) Permit required. Except funeral processions and parades in conjunction with and within the barricaded area of a permitted block party, no parade consisting of a person, procession of persons shall walk or more than three vehicles shall be driven on any street or highway without first obtaining a permit therefor from the director.

(d) Application. A permit for a parade shall not be issued unless a written application therefor has been filed in the form prescribed by the director not less than seven business days, not including the day that the application is filed, before the proposed parade. Each application shall be accompanied by a fee of $35.00. Unless the parade has a commercial sponsorship, or an entry fee for participation in the parade, this fee may be waived if parade is a city sponsored event or if the applicant has obtained a waiver from the director pursuant to standards for waiver set forth in this section. Each application shall include the following information regarding the parade.

(1) The name and address of the person filing the application and the name of each sponsor.

(2) If applicable, the name and address of the organization.

(3) The proposed date(s) of the parade.

(4) The time of set up, commencement, termination and cleanup of the streets, sidewalks and surrounding areas.

(5) The route and maximum length of the parade route.

(6) The number of people and vehicles taking part.

(7) The area of the right of way to be reserved for the parade.

CODE OF ORDINANCES City of KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI Codified through Ord. No. 020605, enacted May 23, 2002. (Supp. No. 37)
Chapter 70 TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES*
ARTICLE IV. OPERATION DIVISION 5.
OVERTAKING AND PASSING Sec. 70-399. Following too closely.

Sec. 70-399. Following too closely.

(a) The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the street or highway.

(b) The driver of any truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle when traveling upon a roadway outside of a business or residence district and which is following another truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle shall, whenever conditions permit, leave sufficient space so that an overtaking vehicle may enter and occupy such space without danger, except that this shall not prevent a truck or motor vehicle drawing another vehicle from overtaking and passing any vehicle or combination of vehicles.

(c) Motor vehicles being driven upon any roadway outside of a business or residence district in a caravan or motorcade, whether or not towing other vehicles, shall be so operated as to allow sufficient space between each such vehicle or combination of vehicles so as to enable any other vehicle to enter and occupy such space without danger. This subsection shall not apply to funeral processions.

(Code of Gen. Ords. 1967, 34.61; Ord. No. 41525, 10-20-72; Ord. No. 56381, 8-16-84)

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