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City of Grain Valley, MO
Jackson County
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[Ord. No. 2285 §1, 4-8-2013]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where context clearly indicates a different meaning:
GOLF CART
A motor vehicle designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour, and otherwise satisfies the definition of "golf cart" as provided in Chapter 304, RSMo.
LOW-SPEED VEHICLE OR "LSV"
A 4-wheeled motor vehicle capable of a top speed greater than twenty (20) miles per hour, but not greater than twenty-five (25) miles per hour, and otherwise satisfies the definition of "low-speed vehicle" as provided in Chapter 304, Section 304.029, RSMo.
NEIGHBORHOOD VEHICLE
A low speed vehicle or a golf cart.
[Ord. No. 2285 §1, 4-8-2013]
A. 
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:
1. 
Golf carts shall not be operated at any time on any State or Federal highway.
2. 
No neighborhood vehicle shall operate on a street or a highway with a posted speed in excess of thirty-five (35) miles per hour.
3. 
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 sole purpose of crossing a portion of such street or State highway.
4. 
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.
[Ord. No. 2285 §1, 4-8-2013]
A. 
Golf carts operated on public streets shall be equipped in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 304, Section 304.034, RSMo., and in any case will minimally be equipped with the following:
1. 
Headlamps;
2. 
Front and rear turn signal lamps;
3. 
Taillamps;
4. 
Stop lamps;
5. 
Reflex reflectors: one (1) red on each side as far to the rear as practicable, and one (1) red on the rear; and
6. 
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.
B. 
Unless otherwise required by the laws of the State of Missouri, and except as expressly provided in this Chapter, golf carts are not subject to title or registration provisions, and are specifically not subject to Chapter 390, other than Section 390.090 (DRIVER'S LICENSE REQUIRED) which shall remain applicable to golf carts, but only as to operation of same on public streets.
[Ord. No. 2285 §1, 4-8-2013]
A. 
A neighborhood vehicle may be operated upon the public City streets of Grain Valley but not State or Federal highways, other than for purposes of crossing same pursuant to the provisions of Section 386.020, 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.
B. 
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.
C. 
Neighborhood vehicles shall be exempt from the requirements of Sections 307.350 to 307.402, RSMo., for purposes of titling and registration. Low-speed vehicles shall comply with the standards in 49 CFR 571.500, as amended.
D. 
Every operator of a neighborhood vehicle shall maintain financial responsibility as required by Chapter 303, RSMo.
E. 
Each person operating a neighborhood vehicle on public streets shall possess a valid driver's license issued pursuant to Chapter 302, RSMo.
F. 
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. 2285 §1, 4-8-2013]
A. 
Neighborhood vehicles operating on public streets under the jurisdiction of the City of Grain Valley shall be registered with the Police Department of the City of Grain Valley. Records of such will be kept by the City Clerk.
B. 
Each application for registration shall include the following:
1. 
Basic identifying information for the neighborhood vehicle (make, model, color and such other identifying information as the Police Department deems advisable);
2. 
The name and address of the owner of the neighborhood vehicle;
3. 
A copy of proof of financial responsibility; and
4. 
A certification by the owner that the neighborhood vehicle meets all requirements of this Chapter.
C. 
A proof of registration issued by the City of Grain Valley in the form of a receipt for registration and an identification sticker shall constitute all permits required from the City of Grain Valley.
D. 
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.
E. 
Registrations must be renewed annually, 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.
F. 
The City will charge a thirty dollar ($30.00) registration and licensing fee for all new or renewed neighborhood vehicles.
1. 
Unless otherwise specifically provided, registration and license will be valid for two (2) years.
2. 
All registrations and licenses will be issued May first (1st) and will expire April thirtieth (30th) of the second (2nd) year.
3. 
The thirty dollar ($30.00) registration and license fee is prorated as follows:
Month Issued
Fee Amount
May
$30.00
June
$28.75
July
$27.50
August
$26.25
September
$25.00
October
$23.75
November
$22.50
December
$21.25
January
$20.00
February
$18.75
March
$17.50
April
$16.25
G. 
No individual who owns a golf cart or low-speed vehicle will be permitted to operate said vehicle unless it has been properly registered and licensed with the City of Grain Valley.
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A. 
Any person operating a neighborhood vehicle on a public street shall be subject to the traffic regulations of Section 304.029, RSMo.
B. 
Neighborhood vehicles permitted by this Chapter are not considered a motor vehicle and are exempt from title requirements, State vehicle registration requirements, and emissions compliance certificates, all pursuant to Chapter 301, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 2285 §1, 4-8-2013]
The penalties set for in Section 100.110, General Penalty — Continuing Violations, Grain Valley, Missouri Code of Ordinances, shall apply to any violation of this Chapter.