Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018131 on 06/21/2004, Section 14-470 read as follows.


    Whenever special pedestrian control signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Don't Walk" are in place, such signals shall indicate as follows:

    (1)    Walk Steady WALK or WALKING PERSON symbol conforming to those allowed by Sec. 14-462. Pedestrians facing such signal may proceed across the roadway in the direction of the signal and shall be given the right-of-way by the drivers of all vehicles.

     (2)    Flashing DON’T WALK or flashing UPRAISED HAND conforming to those allowed by Sec. 14-462. Indicates that a pedestrian shall not start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal indication, but that any pedestrian who has already started to cross on the steady WALK or WALKING PERSON symbol signal indication shall proceed out of the traveled way and shall be given the right of way by the drivers of all vehicles.

    (3)    Wait or Don't Walk Steady DON’T WALK or UPRAISED HAND symbol conforming to those allowed by Sec. 14-462. No pedestrian shall start to cross the roadway in the direction of such signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing on the walk signal shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone while the wait signal is showing.

    (4)    If a pedestrian signal has number indication of the general time available for the pedestrian to complete a crossing movement (commonly referred to as a Pedestrian Countdown Timer), the pedestrian signal shall conform to those allowed by Sec. 14-462 or the current Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

(Code 1964, § 12.150)

    State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.160.