There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating public offenses within the city limits of the City of Benton, Kansas, that certain code known as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance”, Edition of 2010, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such articles, sections, parts of portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified or changed.  No fewer than three copies of said Standard Traffic Ordinance shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Incorporated By The Code of the City of Benton, Kansas”, with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed and to which shall be attached a copy of this Ordinance, filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours.  The police department, municipal judge, and all administrative departments of the city charged with the enforcement of the Ordinance shall be supplied, at the cost of the City of Benton, such number of official copies of such Standard Traffic Ordinance similarly marked, as may be deemed expedient.

(Code 1991; Ord. 2009-05; Code 2010; Ord. 2010-05)

(a)   An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any section of this article that prescribes or requires the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. Supp. 8-2118.

(b)   All traffic violations which are included within this article, and which are not ordinance traffic infractions as defined in subsection (a) of this section, shall be considered traffic offenses.

(Code 1991)

The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offense for which the municipal judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not be less than $10 nor more than $500. A person tried and convicted for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or other traffic offense for which a fine has been established in a schedule of fines shall pay a fine fixed by the court not to exceed $500.

(Code 2010)

(a)   Section 33(A)(2) of the 2009 edition of the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas cities, as adopted by this governing body on Ordinance 2009-05, should be and hereby is repealed and set aside.

(b)   That the maximum speed limit within the corporate limits of the city shall be 20 M.P.H. unless otherwise posted. The above maximum speed limit may be varied only by resolution of the governing body and proper posting of the new maximum limit.

(Ord. 2008-12, 2009-05; Code 2010)

Sections 114.1 and 114.2 of the 2009 Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas cities, as adopted in Ordinance 2009-05is hereby repealed. [REFERENCE: See Article 5. Special Purpose Vehicles.]

(Ord. 2009-06, Sec. 7; Code 2010)