City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 10-1-1 Definitions.

[2-2-2010; 5-25-2012; 2-17-2015; 2016 Code]
In this title:
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
Means a commercially designed and manufactured motor-driven device that has a weight, without fluids, of 900 pounds or less, has a width of 50 inches or less, is equipped with a seat designed to be straddled by the operator, and travels on 3 or more low-pressure tires or non-pneumatic tires.
ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE ROUTE
Means a highway or sidewalk designated by the city for use by all-terrain vehicle operators.
BICYCLE
Means every device propelled by the feet acting upon pedals and having wheels, any two of which are not less than 14 inches in diameter.
BICYCLE IDENTIFICATION TAG
Means a sticker issued by the city indicating that a bicycle is properly registered.
BICYCLE LANE
Means that portion of a roadway three feet in width measured from the curb, or if there is no curb the edge of the paving, designated by resolution of the council for the use of bicycles, electric personal assistive mobility devices or other modes of travel.
BICYCLE ROUTE
Means any bicycle lane, street or alley which has been designated as a bicycle route by resolution of the council and which is identified by appropriate signs and markings.
BUSINESS DISTRICT
Means the territory abutting a street when 50 percent or more of the frontage thereon for a distance of 300 feet or more is occupied by buildings in use for business.
ENGINE BRAKE
Means a device that converts a power-producing diesel engine into a power-absorbing air compressor, resulting in a net energy loss.
GOLF CART
Means a vehicle whose speed attainable in one mile does not exceed 20 miles per hour on a paved, level surface, and is designed and intended to convey one or more persons and equipment to play the game of golf in an area designated as a golf course.
GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING
Means the value specified by the vehicle manufacturer, including secondary or final stage manufacturer, as the loaded weight of a vehicle.
IMMEDIATE FAMILY
Means father, mother, brother, sister, son or daughter.
IN-LINE SKATES
Means any skates with wheels arranged singly in a tandem line rather than in pairs.
LOW-PRESSURE TIRE
Means a tire which has a minimum width of six inches, which is designed to be mounted on a rim with a maximum diameter of 12 inches and which is designed to be inflated with an operating pressure not to exceed six pounds per square inch as recommended by the manufacturer.
MOBILE RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Means a vehicle which is built on a single chassis, 400 square feet or less when measured at the largest horizontal projection, designed to be self-propelled, carried or permanently towable by a licensed, light-duty vehicle, is licensed for highway use if registration is required and is designed primarily as temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use. Manufactured homes that are towed or carried onto a parcel of land, but do not remain capable of being towed or carried, including model homes, are not mobile recreational vehicles.
NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC VEHICLE
Means a four-wheeled motor vehicle that is propelled by electric power, that is capable of traveling at a speed on a paved level surface of more than 20 miles per hour and not more than 25 miles per hour, and that conforms to the definition and requirements for low-speed vehicles as adopted in the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles under 49 CFR 571.3(b) and 571.500. "Neighborhood electric vehicle" does not include a golf cart.
NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC VEHICLE ROUTE
Means that portion of state trunk highway 69 lying within the city and within and between its intersections with 2nd Street and 30th street, and any street, alley or highway within the city having a posted speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less, but not including any part of a state trunk highway other than that portion of state trunk highway 69 expressly set forth herein.
OPERATE or OPERATION
Means to exercise physical control over the speed or direction of a vehicle, an all-terrain vehicle or a snowmobile, or to physically manipulate or activate any of the controls of a vehicle, an all-terrain vehicle, or a snowmobile necessary to put it in motion.
OPERATOR
Means, unless the context otherwise requires, a person who operates a vehicle, an all-terrain vehicle or a snowmobile, or who is responsible for or exercises control over the speed or direction of a vehicle, an all-terrain vehicle or a snowmobile or a person who is supervising an all-terrain vehicle.
PARKING STALL
Means an area delineated by markings on the pavement or other surface with a width and length sufficient to contain a single vehicle.
PERSON
Means a natural person, whether minor or adult.
PLAY VEHICLE
Means a coaster, skateboard, roller skates, sled, toboggan, unicycle or toy vehicle upon which a person may ride, but does not include in-line skates.
RESIDENCE DISTRICT
Means the territory abutting or within 175 feet of any street not comprising a business district where the frontage on such street for a distance of 300 feet or more is mainly occupied by dwellings or by dwellings and buildings in use for business.
RIDE or RIDING
Means either wholly or partially sitting, standing or lying upon a play vehicle, bicycle or in-line skates by a person whether such play vehicle, bicycle or in-line skates is in motion or stationary.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
Means the right of one operator or pedestrian to proceed in a lawful manner in preference to another operator or pedestrian approaching under such circumstances of direction, speed and proximity as to give rise to danger of collision unless one grants precedence to the other.
ROW OF PARKING STALLS
Means a series of parking stalls designed and arranged to accommodate vehicles facing in a single direction where each parking stall in the series shares at least one common boundary with another parking stall in the series.
SEMITRAILER
Means a vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its own load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle, but does not include a mobile home or a mobile recreational vehicle. A vehicle used with a ready-mix motor truck to spread the load is considered a semitrailer.
SNOWMOBILE
Means an engine driven vehicle that is manufactured solely for snowmobiling, that has an endless belt tread and sled type runners, or skis, to be used in contact with snow but does not include such a vehicle that has inflatable tires or a vehicle that is driven by a motor of four horsepower or less and that is operated in sanctioned races, derbies, competitions or exhibitions or only on private property.
STREET
Means a way or thoroughfare within the city that is used for vehicular travel by the public, including both streets and avenues, but not including an alley.
TRAILER
Means a vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers wholly on its own structure and for being drawn by a motor vehicle, but does not include a mobile home.
UNMUFFLED ENGINE BRAKE
Means an engine brake that is not equipped with a muffler in good working order.
VEHICLE
Means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street, except railroad trains. A snowmobile or neighborhood electric vehicle shall not be considered a vehicle except for purposes made specifically applicable by law.
VIN
Means a series of Arabic numbers and roman letters that is assigned to a motor vehicle for identification purposes under the requirements of 49 CFR 565.