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8-2002. Powers of local authorities. (a) The provisions of this act shall not be deemed to prevent local authorities with respect to streets and highways under their jurisdiction and within the reasonable exercise of the police power from:

(1) Regulating or prohibiting stopping, standing or parking;

(2) regulating traffic by means of police officers or official traffic-control devices;

(3) regulating or prohibiting processions or assemblages on the highways;

(4) designating particular highways or roadways for use by traffic moving in one direction as authorized in K.S.A. 8-1521, and amendments thereto;

(5) establishing speed limits for vehicles in public parks notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a)(3) of K.S.A. 8-1560, and amendments thereto;

(6) designating any highway as a through highway or designating any intersection or junction of roadways as a stop or yield intersection or junction;

(7) restricting the use of highways as authorized in K.S.A. 8-1912, and amendments thereto;

(8) regulating the operation of bicycles and requiring the registration and inspection of same, including the requirement of a registration fee;

(9) regulating or prohibiting the turning of vehicles or specified types of vehicles;

(10) altering or establishing speed limits as authorized in K.S.A. 8-1560, and amendments thereto;

(11) establish school zones as provided in subsection (a)(4) of K.S.A. 8-1560, and amendments thereto;

(12) designating no-passing zones as authorized in K.S.A. 8-1520, and amendments thereto;

(13) prohibiting or regulating the use of controlled-access roadways by any class or kind of traffic as authorized in K.S.A. 8-1525, and amendments thereto;

(14) prohibiting or regulating the use of heavily traveled streets by any class or kind of traffic found to be incompatible with the normal and safe movement of traffic;

(15) establishing minimum speed limits as authorized in subsection (b) of K.S.A. 8-1561, and amendments thereto;

(16) designating hazardous railroad grade crossings as authorized in K.S.A. 8-1552, and amendments thereto;

(17) designating and regulating traffic on play streets;

(18) prohibiting pedestrians from crossing a roadway in a business district or any designated highway except in a crosswalk as authorized in K.S.A. 8-2006, and amendments thereto;

(19) restricting pedestrian crossings at unmarked crosswalks as authorized in K.S.A. 8-2007, and amendments thereto;

(20) regulating persons propelling push carts;

(21) regulating persons upon skates, coasters, sleds and other toy vehicles;

(22) adopting and enforcing such temporary or experimental regulations as may be necessary to cover emergencies or special conditions;

(23) adopting such other traffic regulations as are specifically authorized by this act.

(b) No local authority shall erect or maintain any official traffic-control device at any location so as to require the traffic on any state highway to stop before entering or crossing any intersecting highway unless approval in writing has first been obtained from the secretary of transportation.

(c) No ordinance, resolution or regulation enacted under paragraph (4), (5), (6), (7), (9), (10), (12), (13), (14), (16), (17) or (19) of subsection (a) of this section shall be effective until official traffic-control devices giving notice of such local traffic regulations are erected upon or at the entrances to the highway or part thereof affected as may be most appropriate.

(d) No ordinance, resolution or regulation enacted under paragraph (5), (10) or (22) shall establish a speed limit in excess of the speed limit established by or pursuant to subsection (a) of K.S.A. 8-1558, and amendments thereto, or paragraph (2) of subsection (a) or subsection (b) of K.S.A. 8-1560, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1974, ch. 33, § 8-2002; L. 1975, ch. 39, § 33; L. 1975, ch. 427,§ 52; L. 1996, ch. 15, § 8; Mar. 7.

Source or Prior Law:

8-508.


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