Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the Governing Body of any municipality may by resolution or ordinance allow persons to operate neighborhood vehicles upon any street or highway under the Governing Body's jurisdiction subject to the following limitations:
Golf carts shall not be operated at any time on any State or Federal highway.
No neighborhood vehicle shall operate on a street or a highway with a posted speed in excess of thirty-five (35) miles per hour.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, neighborhood vehicles may be operated on public streets and/or State highways with posted speed limits in excess of thirty-five (35) miles per hour, but not more than forty-five (45) miles per hour, for the sole purpose of crossing a portion of such street or State highway.
No neighborhood vehicle shall cross any street or highway at an intersection where the street or highway being crossed has a posted speed limit of more than forty-five (45) miles per hour.
Golf carts operated on public streets shall be equipped in accordance with the requirements of Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 304, Section 304.034, and, in any case, will minimally be equipped with adequate brakes.
Unless otherwise required by the laws of the State of Missouri, and except as expressly provided in this ordinance, golf carts are not subject to title or registration provisions, and are specifically not subject to Chapter 365, Title III (Traffic Code) of the City of Parkville Code of Ordinances, other than Section 365.100 (Driver's License Required), which shall remain applicable to golf carts, but only as to operation of same on public streets.
LSVs operated on public streets shall be manufactured and equipped in accordance with the requirements of Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 304, Section 304.029, and, in any case, will minimally be equipped with the following:
Front and rear turn signal lamps;
Reflex reflectors: one red on each side as far to the rear as practicable, and one red on the rear; and
An exterior mirror mounted on the driver's side of the vehicle and either an exterior mirror mounted on the passenger's side of the vehicle or an interior mirror.
Unless otherwise required by the laws of the State of Missouri, and except as expressly provided in this ordinance, LSVs are not subject to title or registration provisions, and are specifically not subject to Chapter 365, Title III (Traffic Code) of the City of Parkville Code of Ordinances, other than Section 365.100 (Driver's License Required), which shall remain applicable to LSVs, but only as to operation of same on public streets.
A neighborhood vehicle may be operated upon the public City streets of Parkville (but not State or Federal highways, other than for purposes of crossing same pursuant to the provisions of Section 362.040(B) below) if it meets the requirements of this Chapter. Every person operating a neighborhood vehicle shall be granted all the rights and shall be subject to all the duties applicable to the driver of any other motor vehicle except as to the special regulations in this Chapter and except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
The operator of a neighborhood vehicle shall observe all traffic laws and local ordinances regarding the rules of the road. A neighborhood vehicle may be operated on all public City streets with posted speeds of thirty-five (35) miles per hour or less. The provisions of this Subsection shall not prohibit a neighborhood vehicle from crossing a street or highway with a posted speed limit of up to forty-five (45) miles per hour at an intersection or roundabout.
Neighborhood vehicles shall be exempt from the requirements of RSMo. Sections 307.350 to 307.402 for purposes of titling and registration. Low-speed vehicles shall comply with the standards in 49 CFR 571.500, as amended.
Every operator of a low-speed vehicle shall maintain financial responsibility on such low-speed vehicle as required by RSMo. Chapter 303 if the low-speed vehicle is to be operated upon public streets.
Each person operating a neighborhood vehicle on public streets shall possess a valid driver's license issued pursuant to RSMo. Chapter 302.
All low-speed vehicles shall be manufactured in compliance with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards for low-speed vehicles in 49 CFR 571.500, as amended.
[Ord. No. 2620 §3, 12-20-2011; Ord. No. 2670 §1, 2-19-2013; Ord. No. 2676 §1, 3-5-2013]
Neighborhood vehicles operating on public streets under the jurisdiction of the City of Parkville shall be registered with the City Clerk for the City of Parkville.
Application For Registration; Proof Of Registration.
Each application for registration shall include:
Basic identifying information for the neighborhood vehicle (make, model, color and such other identifying information as the City Clerk deems advisable);
The name and address of the owner of the neighborhood vehicle;
A copy of proof of financial responsibility if the neighborhood vehicle being registered is a low-speed vehicle;
A certification by the owner that the neighborhood vehicle meets all requirements of this Chapter applicable to it as either an LSV or a golf cart (and identifying which class of neighborhood vehicle is being registered) and;
A proof of registration issued by the City of Parkville in the form of a receipt for registration and an identification sticker shall constitute all permits required from the City of Parkville. The proof of registration shall be kept in the neighborhood vehicle at all times of operation on a public street, and the current registration sticker shall be conspicuously displayed on the exterior of the neighborhood vehicle. Registrations must be renewed every two (2) years, and will be deemed revoked and invalid if modifications have been made to such neighborhood vehicle which would make the owner's certification of the class of neighborhood vehicle untrue.
The City of Parkville may charge registration fees as follows:
Thirty dollars ($30) for each two-year neighborhood vehicle registration and/or renewal for owners registering four (4) or fewer neighborhood vehicles; and
Twenty dollars ($20) for each two-year neighborhood vehicle registration and/or renewal for owners registering five (5) or more neighborhood vehicles.
In order to apply for new or renewal registration under this Section, neighborhood vehicles more than two (2) years old shall pass an inspection ("NV inspection") conducted by a licensed Missouri vehicle inspection station or a person or entity in the regular business of repairing, servicing and/or maintaining neighborhood vehicles (each a "qualified inspector"), and shall obtain from such qualified inspector a signed certificate of satisfactory inspection. The City Clerk will maintain a form of "certificate of satisfactory inspection" which will list the NV inspection requirements as provided below. The City Clerk may provide blank forms of certificate of satisfactory inspection to known qualified inspectors, and otherwise will provide such forms to owners of neighborhood vehicles upon request.
The NV inspection will consist of the following:
Confirm that the brakes are operational;
Confirm that the parking brake (if equipped) is operational;
Confirm that the steering column is operational;
Confirm the existence of at least one rear view mirror on the neighborhood vehicle;
Confirm the existence of a flag (not less than eighty (80) square inches in area) extending not less than one (1) foot above the canopy of the neighborhood vehicle (or not less than seven (7) feet above the ground if the neighborhood vehicle is not equipped with a canopy);
Confirm that the neighborhood vehicle has not less than four (4) wheels;
Confirm that there is not less than two thirty-seconds (2/32) inch of tread depth remaining on each tire, there are no visible tire threads or cords showing and there is no visible rubber separation.
Upon satisfactory confirmation of each of the foregoing, the Owner may request from the qualified inspector, a signed certificate of satisfactory inspection.
Any neighborhood vehicle without operating front and rear lights shall only be operated on public streets between sunrise and sunset.
Any person operating a neighborhood vehicle on a public street shall be subject to the traffic regulations of RSMo. Chapter 304, Section 304.029.
Neighborhood vehicles permitted by this Chapter are not considered to be a motor vehicle and are exempt from title requirements, state vehicle registration requirements and emissions compliance certificates, all pursuant to RSMo. Chapter 301.