[R.O. 2008 §16-486; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.1), 1-5-1981]
Every person operating a motorcycle shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this Chapter, except as to special regulations in this Chapter and except as to those provisions of this Chapter which by their very nature can have no application.
[R.O. 2008 §16-487; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.2), 1-5-1981]
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.
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §300.345(1), RSMo.
[R.O. 2008 §16-488; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.3), 1-5-1981]
All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane.
The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.
No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two (2) abreast in a single lane.
[R.O. 2008 §16-489; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.4), 1-5-1981]
It shall be unlawful for any person riding upon a motorcycle to attach himself/herself or the motorcycle to any other vehicle on a roadway.
[R.O. 2008 §16-490; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.6), 1-5-1981; Ord. No. 5540 § 6, 8-28-2017; Ord. No. 5617, 11-26-2018]
No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle unless he/she is wearing protective headgear which complies with standards established by the State Director of Revenue.
No person shall operate a motorcycle or autocycle unless he/she is wearing an eye-protective device of a type approved by the State Director of Revenue, except when the motorcycle or autocycle is equipped with a windscreen.
This Section shall not apply to a person riding a motorcycle within an enclosed cab.
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §§ 302.020(3), 304.005, RSMo.
[R.O. 2008 §16-491; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.8), 1-5-1981]
Every motorcycle shall be equipped as is required of any other motor vehicle, unless specifically exempted from such requirements by this Chapter or unless such equipment in its very nature is inconsistent with the structure and use of a motorcycle.
[R.O. 2008 §16-492; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.10), 1-5-1981]
Every motorcycle shall comply with the requirements and limitations on horns, warning devices, muffler, prevention of noise and lighting equipment as set forth in Chapter 365 of this Code.
[R.O. 2008 §16-493; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.5), 1-5-1981]
[R.O. 2008 §16-494; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.9), 1-5-1981]
Every motorcycle at all times and under all conditions of loading, upon application of the service brake, shall be capable of:
Developing a braking force that is not less than forty-three and one-half percent (43.5%) of its gross weight;
Decelerating to a stop from not more than twenty (20) miles per hour at not less than fourteen (14) feet per second;
Stopping from a speed of twenty (20) miles per hour in not more than thirty (30) feet, such distance to be measured from the point at which movement of the service brake pedal or control begins.
Tests for deceleration and stopping distance shall be made on a substantially level (not to exceed plus or minus one percent (±1%) grade), dry, smooth and hard surface that is free from loose material.
[R.O. 2008 §16-495; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.7), 1-5-1981]
No person shall rent, lease or lend any motorcycle to any person without first ascertaining that such person possesses a valid State operator's license for the operation of a motorcycle upon a street or highway.