As of April of this year, it is a violation of city ordinance 340.180 for any person to drive any motor vehicle upon or across any sidewalk, driveway, filling station or other commercial driveway or other similar surface located at the corner of any intersection for the purpose of avoiding the intersection or to gain access to another public road by crossing the private property.


As of April of this year, it is a violation of city ordinance 340.180 for any person to drive any motor vehicle upon or across any sidewalk, driveway, filling station or other commercial driveway or other similar surface located at the corner of any intersection for the purpose of avoiding the intersection or to gain access to another public road by crossing the private property.

When drivers “cut corners” for the purpose of gaining access to another roadway by driving through a commercial parking lot or side walk, they are creating a potential hazard to pedestrians, customers and their vehicles, according to the Osage Beach Police Department.  

“We want everyone to enjoy what Osage Beach has to offer without being stopped and issued a citation for the offense of corner cutting,” an OBPD spokesman said.