(a)   Subject to Section 18-202, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle, or to cause or allow a motor vehicle to be operated, on any street or alley in the City of Andover Kansas, at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit, or at a speed in excess of 30 miles per hour, if not otherwise posted.

(b)   Whenever the Governing Body shall determine upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation, that any maximum speed limit is greater or less than is reasonable or safe under existing conditions upon any part of any street or alley in the City, or such maximum speed limit is otherwise required in accordance with Kansas law, the Governing Body may determine and declare a reasonable and safe maximum speed limit which shall be effective upon the erection of signs giving notice thereof.

(c)   The maximum speed limit shall be effective at all times, or the same may be effective during hours of darkness or at other times as may be determined (if appropriate signs giving notice of such times are erected).

(Ord. 616; Ord. 1251; Ord. 1656)

(a)   Notwithstanding Section 18-201, and as an additional limitation to the maximum speed limits provided thereby, no person shall operate a school bus to or from school, or interschool or intraschool functions or activities, at a speed in excess of that established by the board of education of any school district.  The provisions of this subsection relating to school buses shall also apply to buses used for the transportation of students enrolled in community colleges or area vocational schools, when such buses are transporting students.

(b)   Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 18-201 (pursuant law pre-dating K.S.A. 8-1560), the speed in residential districts shall not exceed 25 miles per hour, except as otherwise posted (including those designated as school zones).

(c)   Notwithstanding the provisions of 18-201, the Maximum Speed Limit on any separated multilane highway shall be as designated by the Kansas Secretary of Transportation.

(Ord. 616; Ord. 1251; Ord. 1656)

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)