Ordinance # 98-01-73



Traffic Regulation Ordinance for the City of Horn Lake, Mississippi and Amending the Speeding Section of Ordinance 75-39, and Repealing Ordinance 94-09-39


        Whereas, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Horn Lake, Mississippi:


Section 1.  Purpose

        An ordinance establishing the maximum sped limits, except when otherwise posted by sign, within the City of Horn Lake, Mississippi corporate limits.


Section 2.  Maximum Speed Limits unless otherwise posted by Official Sign


        School Zones when Children are Present                 15 miles per hour

        Residential Areas                                                20 miles per hour

        Other Streets not defined as Residential or School Zone Areas  45 miles per hour


Section 3.  Violations and Penalties

A.    It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a speed in excess of any speed so declared when official signs are in place giving notice thereof, unless otherwise designated by signs or markings.

B.    Any person convicted of a violation of this ordinance shall be fined not more than $500.00 and/or imprisoned for not more than ten (10) days.


Section 4.  Exceptions to Maximum Speeds

        When official signs or markings are in place giving notice of any speed limit, the posted speed limit shall control.


Section 5.  Effective Date

        This ordinance shall become effective and be in full force from and after being certified by the City Clerk, signed by the Mayor and Board of Majority, recorded in the ordinance book, published and after waiting 30 days after passage.


Section 6.  Amending the Speeding Section of Ordinance # 75-39 and Repealing Ordinance # 94-09-39

        This ordinance after passage and its effective date shall amend the speeding section of Ordinance 75-39 and repeal Ordinance 94-09-39.


        So Ordered approved this the 6th day of January 1998.