City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 995 §901, 5-19-1987]
The driver of any vehicle other than one on official business shall not follow closer than five hundred (500) feet to any fire apparatus traveling in response to a fire alarm, nor drive into or park such vehicle within the block where fire apparatus has stopped in answer to a fire alarm.
[Ord. No. 995 §903, 5-19-1987]
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of a Fire Department when laid down on any street or private driveway to be used at any fire or alarm of fire, without consent of the Fire Department official in command.
[Ord. No. 995 §903, 5-19-1987]
No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles comprising a funeral or other authorized procession while they are in motion and when such vehicles are conspicuously designated as required in this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 995 §904, 5-19-1987]
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as practicable, and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close and as is practicable and safe.
[Ord. No. 995 §905, 5-19-1987]
A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by having headlights lighted on each vehicle in the procession at all times while the procession is in motion.
[Ord. No. 995 §906, 5-19-1987]
A. 
No procession or parade containing thirty (30) or more persons or ten (10) or more vehicles, except the Armed Forces of the United States, the military forces of this State, and the Police and Fire Departments, or funeral processions, shall occupy, march or proceed along any street excepting in accordance with a permit issued by the City Clerk and authorized by the Board of Aldermen.
B. 
Nothing herein shall prevent the police from disbanding any parade or procession, regardless of size, which unnecessarily impedes traffic or which becomes disorderly, riotous, or otherwise unlawful.
[Ord. No. 995 §907, 5-19-1987]
Whenever the Board of Aldermen, by permit, shall define the line of a march of any public parade, on any of the public streets of the City, no person not taking part in such parade shall obstruct the part of the street designated in said permit required for such parade by riding, driving, or walking, or standing thereon; provided that nothing contained in this Section shall affect the members of the Fire Department or Police Department in the discharge of their official duties.
[Ord. No. 995 §908, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1723 §1, 6-2-1998]
No person shall stand on any street or highway or in the median of same for the purpose of soliciting business, employment or contributions from the occupants of any vehicle.
[Ord. No. 995 §909, 5-19-1987]
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except on a permanent or temporary driveway.
[Ord. No. 995 §910, 5-19-1987]
The driver of any vehicle shall not back the same into an intersection or over any crosswalk, except when such movement is made necessary by emergency, and shall not in any event or at any place back a vehicle unless such movement can be made with reasonable safety without interfering with other traffic.
[Ord. No. 995 §911, 5-19-1987]
No person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, roller skates, sled, or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself to any vehicle upon a roadway.
[Ord. No. 995 §912, 5-19-1987]
A. 
No person shall ride on any vehicle or upon any portion thereof not designated or intended for the use of passenger, and no person shall operate a vehicle under such conditions. This provision shall not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty, or persons riding within truck bodies in the space intended for merchandise.
B. 
No person shall transport or carry or cause or permit to be transported or carried any animal outside of any vehicle unless such animals are protected by framework or other device which will prevent the animal from falling off or being thrown from such vehicle.
[Ord. No. 995 §913, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1358 §1, 4-7-1993]
A. 
For the purpose of revealing its position and direction, any vehicle, while in operation on a street during the nighttime, and at all other times when fog or other atmospheric conditions require it for safety, shall carry lighted lamps and red tail lights and reflectors and shall not have lighted any other light or colored lights not so required or authorized.
[Ord. No. 2927, 12-5-2017]
B. 
No operator shall use any other than the depressed or low bean of said headlights when other traffic is approaching within five hundred (500) feet, or is within three hundred (300) feet of the rear of another vehicle traveling in the same direction.
[Ord. No. 995 §914, 5-19-1987]
A. 
Any person authorized to remove a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a street shall remove any glass or injurious substance dropped upon such street from such vehicle.
B. 
No person shall place any obstruction in or upon a street without proper authority of the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 995 §915, 5-19-1987]
A. 
No person shall drive on the streets of the City a motor vehicle which is in such defective mechanical condition as to be reasonably likely, because of such defective mechanical condition, to cause damage to persons or property while being so driven.
B. 
No motor vehicle shall operate upon any street unless, the vehicle is equipped with safety glass required by Sections 304.490 — 304.550 of the RSMo., as amended.
C. 
Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a horn, bell, or similar warning device in working order and capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than two hundred (200) feet; no horn, bell, or other warning device shall emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or whistle. The driver of a motor vehicle shall, when reasonably necessary to ensure safe operations, give audible warning with his horn, but shall not otherwise use such horn when upon any street. No vehicle shall be equipped nor shall any person use upon a vehicle any siren, whistle, or bell, except as otherwise permitted in this Section.
D. 
Excessive Noise. No person shall operate any automobile, motorcycle, or vehicle so out of repair, or loaded in such a manner, as to create unreasonably loud or unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling, or other noises.
E. 
Mufflers, Prevention of Noise, Smoke, Fumes or Flames.
1. 
Every motor vehicle shall at all times be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise and annoying smoke, and no person shall use a muffler cutout, bypass or similar device upon a motor vehicle.
2. 
The engine and power mechanism of every motor vehicle shall be equipped and adjusted to prevent the escape of excessive fumes or smoke.
3. 
No person operating a motor vehicle shall permit the same to operate in such a manner as to make an unduly great amount of steam, smoke, flame or products of combustion from exhaust pipes or openings.
4. 
No person shall operate or drive a vehicle on which the exhaust system has been modified in a manner which will amplify or increase the noise emitted by the motor of such vehicle above that emitted by the muffler originally installed in the vehicle, and such original muffler shall comply with all the requirements of this Section.
F. 
Mirrors. Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a rear view mirror, and if so constructed or loaded as to obstruct the driver's view of the rear thereof from the driver's position, shall be equipped with a mirror on each side so located to reflect to the driver a view of the highway for a distance of at least two hundred (200) feet to the rear of such vehicle.
G. 
Brakes. All motor vehicles, except motorcycles, shall be provided at all times with two (2) sets of adequate brakes kept in good working order, and motorcycles shall be provided with one (1) set of adequate brakes kept in good working order.
1. 
Except as provided in Subsection (2) hereof, every bus, truck, truck-trailer and combination of motor vehicles shall be equipped with such brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and to hold such vehicle or combination of vehicles. Two (2) separate means of brake application shall be provided. One (1) such braking means shall be a mechanical parking brake which shall employ a ratchet and pawl or other suitable locking and releasing mechanism. If these two (2) separate means of applying the brakes are connected in any way. they shall be so constructed that failure of any one (1) part of the operating mechanism shall not leave the vehicle without operative brakes.
2. 
Every bus, truck, or other vehicle shall be equipped with parking brakes capable of locking the rear driving wheels adequate under any condition of loading to hold, to the limit of traction of such brake wheels, such vehicle or combination of vehicles to which such motor vehicle may be attached on any grade on which said vehicle or combination of vehicles is to be operated. The operating controls of such parking brake shall be independent of the operating controls of the service brakes.
3. 
Every motor vehicle shall be equipped with brakes acting on all wheels, except:
a. 
Any full trailer, semi-trailer or pull trailer of gross weight not exceeding three thousand (3000) pounds; provided that the gross weight of any such full trailer or pull trailer, no part of the load of which rests upon the towing vehicle, shall no exceed forty (40%) percent of the gross weight of the towing vehicle and that the gross weight of any such semi-trailer or pull trailer, part of the load of which rests upon the towing vehicle, shall not exceed forty (40%) percent of the gross weight of the towing vehicle when connected to such semi-trailer or pull trailer.
b. 
On any vehicle being towed in a driveway-towaway operation, provided the combination of vehicles is capable of complying with the performance requirements of Subsection (6) of this Section, then only the brake on the vehicle or vehicles being towed need be operative as may be necessary to insure compliance with the performance requirements of paragraph (f) of this Section.
c. 
Trucks and truck-tractors having three (3) or more axles need not have brakes on the front wheels.
4. 
Every full trailer, semi-trailer and pull trailer, except motor vehicles engaged in driveway-tow away operations, shall be equipped with brakes of such character as to be automatically applied upon braking from the towing vehicle, and means shall be provided to maintain application of the brakes on the trailer in such case for at least fifteen (15) minutes. When used to tow a trailer equipped with brakes, every truck or truck-tractor, the date of manufacture of which is subsequent to June 30, 1953 shall be equipped with means of providing that in case of breakaway of such trailer, the service brakes on the towing vehicle will be sufficiently operative to stop the towing vehicle.
5. 
All brakes with which motor vehicles are equipped shall be operative at all times except as provided in Subsection (3-b) of this Section, and except brakes on disabled vehicles being towed; but means may be used for reducing the braking effect on the front wheels of any bus, truck, or truck-tractor or of removing the braking efforts on the front wheels of any bus, truck or truck-tractor or of removing the braking effect on the front wheels of any 3-axle truck or truck-tractor, provided that the means for reducing or removing the braking effort shall be used only when operating under adverse road conditions, such as wet, snowy or icy roads.
6. 
Every motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles shall, upon application of the service brakes, be capable at all times and under all conditions of loading of being brought to a stop within a braking distance of thirty (30) feet from a speed of twenty (20) miles per hour, when tested on a dry, smooth, level road, free from loose material.
7. 
When one (1) vehicle is towing another, the drawbar or other connection shall be of sufficient strength to pull all weight towed thereby, and said drawbar or other connection shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet from one (1) vehicle to the other, except the connection between any two (2) vehicles transporting poles, pipes, machinery or other objects of a structural nature which cannot readily be dismembered. When one (1) vehicle is towing another and the connection consists of a chain, rope or cable, there shall be displayed upon such connection a white flag or cloth not less than twelve (12) inches square. During the time lights are required, the required lights shall be displayed on both vehicles.
8. 
All motor vehicles, so constructed and equipped that the hand and the arm signals cannot be given or seen from the rear and which are owned by residents of the City, shall be equipped with the mechanical or electrical device which shall display a signal plainly visible from the rear and indicating an intention to turn, stop, or slow down.
9. 
Whenever the load upon any vehicle extends to the rear beyond the bed of such vehicle, there shall be displayed at the extreme ends of the load, during the nighttime, a red light or lantern plainly visible from a distance of at least five hundred (500) feet to the sides and the rear. The red light or lantern required under this Section shall be in addition to the red rear light required upon every vehicle. At any other time, there shall be displayed at the extreme rear end of such load a red flag or cloth not less than twelve (12) inches square and so hung that the entire area is visible to the driver of the vehicle approaching from the rear.
[Ord. No. 995 §916, 5-19-1987]
No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side adjacent to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a motor vehicle adjacent to a moving vehicle for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers.
[Ord. No. 995 §917, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 2450 §4, 10-21-2008]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or use upon any street or public property in the City any vehicular motor scooter, motorcycle or motorbike unless the same be approved by the Department of Transportation, equipped with operable brakes sufficient to stop the same within thirty-five (35) feet from and at a speed of twenty (20) miles per hour, adequate springs and shock absorbers, a speedometer (if available for such vehicle motor scooter or motorcycle or motorbike) and at least one (1) approved head lamp and red taillight, but no more than two (2) each such lights.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to operate any vehicle motor scooter or motorcycle without first having obtained and having in his possession a valid State operator's or driver's license authorizing the operation of such motorcycle.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or occupy as a passenger any motorcycle, vehicular motor scooter or motorbike within the City unless such person is wearing, upon his head, a type of safety helmet or headgear the minimum protective standards for which shall be as defined in RSMo.
[RSMo. §300.345]
A. 
A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless such motorcycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the rear or side of the operator.
B. 
The operator of a motorized bicycle shall ride only astride the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and shall not permit more than one (1) person to ride thereon at the same time, unless the motorized bicycle is designed to carry more than one (1) person. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one (1) person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the use of a passenger.
[Ord. No. 995 §919, 5-19-1987]
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any controlled access roadway except at such entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
[Ord. No. 995 §920, 5-19-1987]
No person shall drive any vehicle upon a street in a careless an imprudent manner, or in disregard of the rights or safety of himself or others, or without due caution; or at a speed and in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.
[Ord. No. 302, 9-26-1950; Ord. No. 995 §921, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1573 §1, 3-5-1996]
A. 
The following rules shall govern the overtaking and passing of vehicles proceeding in the same direction, subject to the limitations and exceptions hereinafter stated:
1. 
The driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass to the left thereof at a safe distance and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.
2. 
Except when overtaking and passing on the right is permitted, the driver of an overtaken vehicle shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle and shall not increase the speed of his vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
B. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:
1. 
When a vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;
2. 
Upon a City street with unobstructed pavement of sufficient width for two (2) or more lines of vehicles in each direction;
3. 
Upon a one-way street;
4. 
The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass another vehicle upon the right only under the foregoing conditions when such movement may be made in safety. In no event shall such movement be made by driving off the paved or main traveled portion of the roadway;
5. 
The provisions of this Subsection shall not relieve the driver of a slow-moving vehicle from the duty to drive as closely as practicable to the right-hand edge of the roadway.
C. 
Except when a roadway has been divided into three (3) traffic lanes, no vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center line of a highway or public road in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken.
D. 
No vehicle shall at any time be driven to the left side of the roadway under the following conditions:
1. 
When approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve of the highway where the driver's view is obstructed within such distance as to create a hazard in the event another vehicle might approach from the opposite direction;
2. 
When the view is obstructed upon approaching within one hundred (100) feet of any bridge, viaduct, tunnel or when approaching within one hundred (100) feet of or at any intersection or railroad grade crossing.
[Ord. No. 995 §922, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1988 §1, 11-20-2001]
A. 
No person shall drive, operate or be in actual physical control of any vehicle while he is in an intoxicated condition.
B. 
Upon the trial of any action arising out of the acts alleged to have been committed by any person while driving, operating or in actual control of a vehicle while intoxicated, evidence of the amount of alcohol in the person's blood at the time alleged as shown by chemical analysis of the person's blood, breath, saliva, or by urine is admissible in evidence. Such evidence shall be construed as follows:
If there should be eight-hundredths of one percent (.08%) or more by weight of alcohol in the person's blood, this shall be prima facie evidence that the person was intoxicated at the time the specimen was taken.
C. 
Percent weight of alcohol in the blood shall be based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of blood.
[Ord. No. 995 §923, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1988 §2, 11-20-2001]
No person shall drive when the person has eight-hundredths of one percent (.08%) or more by weight of alcohol in his blood. As used in this Section, percentage by weight of alcohol in the blood shall be based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred (100) milliliters of blood and may be shown by chemical analysis of the person's blood, breath, saliva or urine.
[Ord. No. 1988 §3, 11-20-2001]
No person under the age of twenty-one (21) years when stopped shall drive when the person has two-hundredths of one percent (0.02%) or more by weight of alcohol in his blood. As used in this Section, percentage of weight of alcohol in the blood shall be based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred (100) milliliters of blood and may be shown by chemical analysis of the person's blood, breath, saliva or urine.
[Ord. No. 1460 §2, 9-20-1994; Ord. No. 1988 §4, 11-20-2001]
It shall be unlawful for a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle, as defined by the State of Missouri, while having an alcohol concentration of four one-hundredths of a percent (0.04%) or more.
[Ord. No. 995 §924, 5-19-1987]
No person shall drive, operate or be in actual physical control of any vehicle when he is under the influence of any controlled substance, as the same is now or hereafter defined in Chapter 195 RSMo., to a degree which impairs said person's ability to operate said vehicle.
[Ord. No. 995 §925, 5-19-1987]
No person shall operate any vehicle so as to follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the roadway.
[Ord. No. 995 §926, 5-19-1987]
A. 
No person shall drive any motor vehicle with any object suspended or mounted in any manner between the driver and the front windshield or with any sign, poster, snow, ice or other non-transparent material upon the front windshield, side wings, or side or rear windows of such vehicle, which obstructs or interferes with the driver's clear view of the street or which might divert his attention from the street.
This Section shall not prohibit labels, stickers, decalcomania, or informational signs on motor vehicles or the application of tinted or solar screening materials to recreational vehicles as defined in Section 700.010, RSMo., provided that such material does not interfere with the driver's normal view of the road. This Section shall not prohibit factory installed tinted glass, the equivalent replacement thereof, or tinted material applied to the upper portion of a motor vehicle's windshield which is normally tinted by the manufacturer of motor vehicle safety glass.
B. 
The windshield on every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a device for cleaning rain, snow, or other moisture from the windshield, which device shall be so constructed as to be controlled or operated by the driver of the vehicle, and shall be maintained in good working order.
C. 
No person shall operate a 4-wheel motor vehicle on any street or thoroughfare of this City of which the top of the windshield is not at least forty-two (42) inches from the ground, unless said vehicle is equipped with a panel plainly visible to others using the streets, said panel to extend to a height of at least four (4) feet and to be at least four (4) feet wide.
D. 
No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon which any manufactured vision reduction material is applied to any portion of the motor vehicle's windshield, side wings, or windows located immediately to the right and left of the driver, which reduces visibility from within or without the motor vehicle, provided, however nothing in this Subsection shall prohibit any label, sticker or informational sign required by law, ordinance or regulation which is applied as directed by same, nor to prohibit any tinted material applied to the uppermost portion of the motor vehicle's windshield which is normally tinted by the manufacturer of motor vehicle safety glass.
[Ord. No. 995 §927, 5-19-1987]
No person shall drive or operate any vehicle, farm tractor or tractor, on any paved street when such vehicle has tires or wheels so constructed or in such a condition so as to injure the pavement, provided, however, that nothing contained in this Section shall prohibit the use of horses shod with metal shoes in any parade authorized by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 995 §928, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1487 §1, 1-17-1995; Ord. No. 2927, 12-5-2017[1]]
A. 
Every driver transporting a child under the age of sixteen (16) years shall be responsible, when transporting such child in a motor vehicle operated by that driver on the streets or highways of this City, for providing for the protection of such child as follows:
1. 
Children less than four (4) years of age, regardless of weight, shall be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for that child.
2. 
Children weighing less than forty (40) pounds, regardless of age, shall be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for that child.
3. 
Children at least four (4) years of age but less than eight (8) years of age, who also weigh at least forty (40) pounds but less than eighty (80) pounds, and who are also less than four (4) feet nine (9) inches in height, shall be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for that child.
4. 
Children at least eighty (80) pounds or children more than four (4) feet nine (9) inches in height shall be secured in a child passenger restraint system appropriate for that child.
5. 
A child who otherwise would be required to be secured in a booster seat may be transported in the back seat of a motor vehicle while wearing only a lap belt if the back seat of the motor vehicle is not equipped with a combination lap and shoulder belt for booster seat installation.
6. 
When transporting children in the immediate family when there are more children than there are seating positions in the enclosed area of a motor vehicle, the children who are not able to be restrained by a child safety restraint device appropriate for the child shall sit in the area behind the front seat of a motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle is designed only for a front seat area. The driver transporting children referred to in this Subsection is not in violation of this Subsection.
This Subsection shall only apply to the use of a child passenger restraint system or vehicle safety belt for children less than sixteen ( 16) years of age being transported by a motor vehicle.
B. 
The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any public carrier for hire. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to students four (4) years of age or older who are passengers on the school bus designed for carrying eleven (11) passengers or more and which is manufactured and equipped pursuant to Missouri Minimum Standards for School Buses as school buses are defined in Section 301.010, RSMo.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 2927 also changed the title of this Section from "Child Restraints" to "Transporting Children Under Sixteen Years Of Age — Restraint System."
[Ord. No. 1304 §2, 6-2-1992; Ord. No. 2927, 12-5-2017[1]]
A. 
Each driver, except persons employed by the United States Postal Service while performing duties for that Federal agency which require the operator to service postal boxes from their vehicles or which require frequent entry into and exit from their vehicles, and front seat passengers of a passenger vehicle manufactured after January 1, 1968, operated on a street or highway in the City, and persons less than eighteen (18) years of age operating or riding in a truck, as defined in Section 300.010, on a street or highway of this City shall wear a properly adjusted and fastened safety belt that meets Federal National Highway, Transportation and Safety Act requirements. The provisions of this Section and Section 340.280 of this Chapter shall not be applicable to persons who have a medical reason for failing to have a seat belt fastened about their body, nor shall the provisions of this Section be applicable to persons while operating or riding in a motor vehicle being used in agricultural work-related activities. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to the transporting of children under sixteen (16) years of age, as provided in Section 340.280 of this Chapter.
B. 
Each driver of a motor vehicle transporting a child less than sixteen (16) years of age shall secure the child in a properly adjusted and fastened restraint under Section 340.280 of this Chapter.
C. 
Except as otherwise provided for in Section 340.280 of this Chapter, each person found guilty of violating the provisions of Subsection (C) of this Section is guilty of an ordinance violation. All other provisions of law and court rules to the contrary notwithstanding, no court costs shall be imposed on any person due to a violation of this Section. In no case shall points be assessed against any person pursuant to Section 302.302, RSMo., for a violation of this Section.
D. 
If there are more persons than there are seat belts in the enclosed area of a motor vehicle, then the passengers who are unable to wear seat belts shall sit in the area behind the front seat of the motor vehicle unless the motor vehicle is designed only for a front-seated area. The passenger or passengers occupying a seat location referred to in this Subsection is not in violation of this Section. This Subsection shall not apply to passengers who are accompanying a driver of a motor vehicle who is licensed under Section 302.178, RSMo.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 2927 also changed the title of this Section from "Seat Belts" to "Seat Belts Required."
[Ord. No. 1078 §2, 11-15-1988]
A. 
Prohibited on City Streets, Exceptions. No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle upon the streets of this City, except as follows: All-terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premise purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation.
B. 
All-Terrain Vehicles Prohibited in Streams, Exceptions. No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle within any stream or river or park in this City.
C. 
License and Flag Required. A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway pursuant to an exception covered in this Section shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at a speed within the posted speed limit but not to exceed thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, an all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be day-glow in color.
D. 
Careless Driving, Under the Influence, Helmet Required. No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle:
1. 
In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another; or
2. 
While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
3. 
Without a securely fastened safety helmet on the head of an individual who operates an all-terrain vehicle unless the individual is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
E. 
Passengers Prohibited, Exception. No operator of an all-terrain vehicle shall carry a passenger, except for agricultural purposes.
[Ord. No. 1120 §1, 10-17-1989]
A. 
No person shall operate a motorcycle, motorized bicycle, or all-terrain vehicle off the streets and highways of this City except on motor vehicle parking areas, driveways, (defined as paved paths leading from garages or houses, used especially by automobiles), or by special permit as authorized in Subsection (B) below.
B. 
By special permit granted by and at the discretion of the Board of Aldermen, motorcycles, motorized bicycles or all-terrain vehicles may be operated off the streets and highways of this City if the use is necessary for the reasonable use of the land.