City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 380.010 Traffic Regulations Apply.

[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.

Section 380.020 Manner of Riding. [1]

[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.
[1]
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §300.345(1), RSMo.

Section 380.030 Operating Motorcycles On Roadways Laned For Traffic.

[R.O. 2008 §16-488; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.3), 1-5-1981]
A. 
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.
B. 
The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.
C. 
No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
D. 
Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two (2) abreast in a single lane.
E. 
Subsections (B) and (C) of this Section shall not apply to Police Officers in the performance of their official duties.

Section 380.040 Clinging To Other Vehicles.

[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.

Section 380.050 Equipment For Motorcycle And Autocycle Riders. [1]

[R.O. 2008 §16-490; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.6), 1-5-1981; Ord. No. 5540 § 6, 8-28-2017]
A. 
No person shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle or autocycle unless he/she is wearing protective headgear which complies with standards established by the State Director of Revenue.
B. 
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.
C. 
This Section shall not apply to a person riding a motorcycle within an enclosed cab or to a person operating or riding in an autocycle if the vehicle is equipped with a roof that meets or exceeds applicable standards for protective headgear.
[1]
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, §§ 302.020(3), 304.005, RSMo.

Section 380.060 Equipment — Generally.

[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.

Section 380.070 Horns, Lights, Mufflers.

[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.

Section 380.080 Footrests and Handlebars.

[R.O. 2008 §16-493; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.5), 1-5-1981]
A. 
No person shall ride upon a motorcycle as a passenger unless such vehicle is equipped with footrests for such passenger.
B. 
No person shall operate any motorcycle with any part of the handlebars more than fifteen (15) inches in height above that portion of the seat occupied by the operator.

Section 380.090 Performance Ability of Brakes.

[R.O. 2008 §16-494; Ord. No. 977 §1(12.9), 1-5-1981]
A. 
Every motorcycle at all times and under all conditions of loading, upon application of the service brake, shall be capable of:
1. 
Developing a braking force that is not less than forty-three and one-half percent (43.5%) of its gross weight;
2. 
Decelerating to a stop from not more than twenty (20) miles per hour at not less than fourteen (14) feet per second;
3. 
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.
B. 
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.

Section 380.100 Valid State Operator's License Required To Lend, Lease or Rent Motorcycles.

[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.