Article 2. Prohibitions and Enforcement


§5-201               SPEED LIMITS; GENERALLY. No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any street, alley, or other place at a rate of speed greater than twenty-five (25) miles per hour within the residential district, and twenty (20) miles per hour within the business district, unless a different rate of speed is specifically permitted by ordinance. In no instance shall a person drive a vehicle on a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions. Where a different maximum speed is set by ordinance, appropriate signs shall be posted. (Ref 60-6,185, 60-6,186, 60-6,190 RS Neb.)


§5-202               SPEED LIMIT; NEAR SCHOOLS. It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, when passing premises on which school buildings are located, and which are used for school purposes, during school recess, or while children are going to, or leaving school during the opening or closing hours to drive such vehicle at a rate of speed in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour past such premises, and such driver shall stop at all stop signs located at, or near, such school premises, and it shall be unlawful for such driver to make a U-turn at any intersection where such stop signs are located at, or near such school premise. (Ref 60-6,190 RS Neb.)


§5-203                SPEED LIMIT; OAK STREET. No person shall operate a motor vehicle on Oak Street between 17th Street and the west corporate limits at a rate of speed greater than thirty-five (35) miles per hour. In no instance shall a person drive a vehicle on such portion of Oak Street at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions. (Ref 60-6,190 PS Neb.)


§5-204                SPEED LIMITS; SPUR 93A WITHIN CORPORATE LIMITS. No person shall operate a motor vehicle on Spur 93A within the corporate limits at a rate of speed greater than the following: (1) Between Oak Street and East Front Street, thirty-five (35) miles per hour; (2) between East Front Street and the half block south past Birch Street, twenty-five (25) miles per hour; and (3) between the half block south past Birch Street to the corporate limits, thirty-five (35) miles per miles per hour. In no instance shall a person drive a vehicle on Spur 93A within the corporate limits at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent under the conditions. (Ref 60-6,190 RS Neb.)


§5-205               POLICE; ENFORCEMENT. The Municipal Police are hereby authorized, empowered, and ordered to exercise powers, and duties, with relation to the management of street traffic and to direct, control, stop, restrict, regulate, and, when necessary, temporarily divert, or exclude, in the interest public safety, health, and convenience the movement pedestrian, animal, and vehicular traffic of every kind streets, parks, and on bridges. The driver of any vehicle shall stop upon the signal of any police officer. (Ref 60-683 RS Neb.)


§5-206               POLICE; TRAFFIC OFFICERS. The Governor Body or the Municipal Police may at any time detail officers, be known as “traffic officers,” at street intersections. All traffic officers shall be vested with the authority to regulate and control traffic at the intersections to which they are assigned. It shall be their duty to direct the movement of traffic and prevent congestion and accidents. It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any order, or signal, of any such traffic officer notwithstanding the directive of a stop sign, or signal device which may have been placed at any such intersection. (Ref. 60-680, 60-683 RS Neb.)


§5-207               POLICE; REFUSAL TO OBEY. It shall be unlawful for any person to refuse, or fail to comply with, any lawful order, signal, or direction of a police officer. (Ref 60-68 RS Neb.)


§5-208               EMERGENCY; REGULATIONS. The Chief Police is hereby empowered to make and enforce temporary traffic regulations to cover emergencies. (Ref 8 1-2005 RS Neb)


§5-209               TRAFFIC CITATIONS; DISPOSITION AND RECORDS. (1) The Municipal Police upon issuing a traffic citation to an alleged violator of any provision of this Chapter shall deposit a copy of the traffic citation with the County Attorney, unless the citation is just a warning.

             (2)        Upon the deposit of the traffic citation with the Attorney, such citation may be disposed of only by trial in said court, or other official action by the judge of the court, including a forfeiture of bail, or by the deposit of sufficient bail with, or payment of a fine to the court by the person to whom such traffic citation has been issued.

             (3)        It shall be unlawful for the Municipal Police to dispose of a traffic citation, or copies thereof, or of the record of the issuance of the same in a manner other than as required herein. (Ref 29-422, 29-424 RS Neb.)