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Chapter 305


Section 305.010. Records of Traffic Violations.

A. The Police Department shall keep a record of all violations of the traffic ordinances of the City or of the State vehicle laws of which any person has been charged, together with a record of the final disposition of all such alleged offenses. Such record shall be so maintained as to show all types of violations and the total of each. Said record shall accumulate during at least a five-year period and from that time on the record shall be maintained complete for at least the most recent five-year period.

B. All forms for records of violations and notices of violations shall be serially numbered. For each month and year a written record shall be kept available to the public showing the disposal of all such forms.

C. All such records and reports shall be public records.

Section 305.020. Police Department To Investigate Accidents.

It shall be the duty of the Police Department to investigate traffic accidents, to arrest and to assist in the prosecution of those persons charged with violations of law causing or contributing to such accidents.

Section 305.030. Traffic Accident Reports.

The Police Department shall maintain a suitable system of filing traffic accident reports. Such reports shall be available for the use and information of the City Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Section 305.040. Police Department To Submit Annual Traffic Safety Report.

A. The Police Department shall annually prepare a traffic report which shall be filed with the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen. Such report shall contain information on traffic matters in the City as follows:

1. The number of traffic accidents, the number of persons killed, the number of persons injured, and other pertinent traffic accident data.

2. The number of traffic accidents investigated and other pertinent data on the safety activities of the Police.

3. The plans and recommendations of the Police Department for future traffic safety activities.