CHAPTER XVIII. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLESCHAPTER XVIII. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES\ARTICLE 2. TRAFFIC, IN GENERAL

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle on any street or alley in the City of Andover, Kansas, at a speed in excess of 40 miles per hour, excepting that portion of such street upon which a higher speed is permitted or required, as more specifically defined in Section 18-202 of this article, and excepting that portion of such street upon which a lower speed is posted.

(b)   Whenever the Governing Body shall determine upon the basis of an investigation that any maximum speed previously established by ordinance is greater or less than reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist at any intersection or other place, or upon any part of a City street, the Governing Body may determine and declare a reasonable and safe maximum limit threat, which shall be effective when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erect.

(c)   Any such maximum speed limit may be declared to be effective at all times, or at such times as are indicated upon said signs; and differing limits may be established for different times of day, different types of vehicles, varying weather conditions, road construction, and other factors bearing upon such safe speeds, which shall be effective when posted upon appropriate fixed or variable signs.

(Ord. 616; Ord. 1251)

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle upon any of the following portions of streets in the City of Andover, Kansas, at speeds in excess of those established for each portion of such streets, as follows:

(a)   All portions of the following streets within the city limits, Andover Road, 159th Street, Prairie Creek Drive, 21st Street, 13th Street, Central Avenue, Harry Street, 120th Street, and 130th Street, the speed shall not exceed 40 miles per hour excepting those portions designated as school zones.

(b)   On all other streets, or portions thereof, speed shall not exceed 25 miles per hour, except as otherwise posted and designated as school zones.

(Ord. 616; Ord. 1251)

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a motor vehicle upon a highway or street in the City of Andover, Kansas, in a careless or heedless or an inattentive manner or without due caution or circumspection or in any manner not constituting reckless driving but so as to endanger any person or property. Any person operating a motor vehicle in any of the manners described hereof in the corporate limits of the City of Andover shall be deemed guilty of the crime or offense of careless driving. Any person violating any provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than $5.00 nor more than $100.00 or be imprisoned not to exceed 30 days, or be both so fined and imprisoned.

(Ord. 110, Sec. 1, 2, 3)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person operating or occupying a motor vehicle on a street, highway, alley, parking lot, or driveway within the City of Andover, Kansas to operate or permit the operation of any sound amplifications system within the vehicle so that the sound is plainly audible at a distance of 50 or more feet from the vehicle. For purposes of this section the following terms are defined to mean:

(1)   “Sound Amplification System” means any radio, tape player, compact disc player, loudspeaker or other electronic device used for the amplifications of sound.

(2)   “Plainly Audible” means any sound produced by a sound amplification system from within the vehicle, which clearly can be heard at a distance of 50 feet or more. Measurement standards shall be by the auditory senses, based upon direct line of sight. Words and phrases need not be discernible and base reverberations are included. The motor vehicle may be stopped, standing, parked or moving on a street, highway, alley, parking lot or driveway.

(b)   The violation of this section shall be punishable by the assessment of a fine in the amount of $25.00 upon first conviction and by a fine of $50.00 upon successive convictions.

(c)   This section shall not be applicable to emergency vehicles when responding to a call nor shall it be applicable to vehicles operating in a parade or other special event specifically authorized by the governing body.

(Ord. 1023)