City of Monroe, MI
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe 9-11-1972 by Ord. No. 72-026. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bicycles — See Ch. 199, Art. I.
Motorcycles; protective helmet required; violation as civil infraction — See Ch. 680, Art. II.
Traffic rules and regulations generally — See MCLA §§ 257.601 et seq., 257.634 et seq.
Uniform Traffic Code — See MCLA § 257.951 et seq.
As used in this chapter, "vehicle" means a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, minibike, go-cart and every bicycle with a motor attached.
No motorcycle or moped shall be operated on the public streets, roads, roadways and alleys of the City unless the vehicle and its operator are in compliance with this chapter, the Uniform Traffic Code, as adopted in Chapter 680, Art. II, and Act 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, as amended (MCLA § 257.1 et seq.).
This chapter shall not apply to:
Motorized wheelchairs or other similar equipment, not exceeding 1,000 pounds gross weight, operated by a physically afflicted or disabled person;
Motorcycles used in police or law enforcement activities by an authorized member of the department using it; or
No motorcycle or moped shall be equipped with, nor shall any person use upon a motorcycle or moped, any siren, whistle or bell.
Passengers on a motorcycle shall ride facing the front of the motorcycle.
No person shall operate any moped at night on any street, road, roadway, alley or other public property unless such person has obtained a night operating permit issued by the Chief of Police.
The moped shall be equipped with lights meeting the requirements of state law.
The vehicle shall be operated at a speed not to exceed 25 miles per hour.
No motorcycle or moped shall be operated on the private property of another without express permission to do so from the owner or occupant of the property.
No motorcycle or moped shall be operated over or across any playground, park, recreational area, walkway, sidewalk or other public property, except on a street, road, roadway, bicycle lane or alley existing for the purpose of carrying such a vehicle.
[Amended 2-18-1986 by Ord. No. 86-003]
A motorcycle or a moped shall not be operated on a sidewalk constructed for the use of pedestrians.
Subsection A hereof shall not apply to a police officer in the performance of his or her official duties.
Motorcycles or other vehicles shall be impounded if operated:
In violation of this chapter;
By an unlicensed operator; or
Without proper license plates.
Upon the conviction of any person for a violation of this chapter, the Chief of Police shall impound any vehicle that the person was operating at the time of the violation. For a first offense, the vehicle shall be impounded for 30 days. For a second offense, the vehicle shall be impounded for 60 days.
All expenses incurred by the City in connection with towing and storage of impounded vehicles under § 445-10 shall be the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle. All such towing and storage shall be at the risk of the owner.
All towing shall be either by public or private means, within the discretion of the Chief of Police.
All such storage shall be in either public or private garages, at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
To obtain the return of any impounded motorcycle or other vehicle a person must produce evidence of ownership of the same to the Chief of Police or his or her designee as required.
The parent of any child under the age of 18 and the guardian of any ward under the age of 18 shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.
Whoever violates any of the provisions of this chapter is responsible for a civil infraction and shall be subject to a civil fine of not more than $100 for each offense.
Editor's Note: See § 1-27, General penalty, and Ch. 85, Municipal Civil Infractions, of this Code.