[Ord. No. 699, §1, 6-11-2013; Ord. No. 778, 4-23-2020]
Definitions. As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- UTILITY VEHICLE
- Any motorized vehicle manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-three (63) inches or less in width, with an unladen dry weight of one thousand eight hundred fifty pounds (1,850) or less, traveling on four (4) or six (6) wheels, to be used primarily for golf course transportation, landscaping, or lawn care.
Permits are authorized under Sections 304.013 and 304.032(5), RSMo., and shall be issued upon payment of fifteen dollars ($15.00), subject to the following requirements:
All applicants shall be at least sixteen (16) years of age at time of application;
All applicants shall have a valid Missouri driver's license and present same to the City Clerk as proof at the time of application;
Applicants and UTVs must meet all other requirements pursuant to State and Federal law;
The applicant must be able to show proof of current liability insurance for the UTV being operated, and at any and all times vehicle is in use. Failure to maintain such liability insurance renders the permit issued null and void.
The UTV, if permitted, shall display the permit at all times the UTV is operated on any Seymour street or road; it will be attached to the utility vehicle in a conspicuous location, on the exterior of the rear of the utility vehicle, so that it may be identified without obstruction.
The applicant automatically forfeits the permit upon conviction in any court of this State for violation of any law involving operation, while intoxicated, of any motor vehicle.
Permits issued will be valid for the calendar year in which they were issued; thereafter, the applicant must seek a renewal of the permit on the same terms set forth herein. The applicant shall pay as many twelfths (12ths) as there are months (part of a month counted as a month) remaining from the date of the license to the next succeeding January 1.
A permit is only issued for a specific UTV, as identified by the applicant's application, and can only be used for that UTV. A permit is not transferable or assignable.
The vehicle cannot transport any more than the permitted driver, and the factory-authorized seating capacity for individuals for the specific UTV.
[Ord. No. 699, §2, 6-11-2013; Ord. No. 778, 4-23-2020]
Every utility vehicle permitted shall have the following equipment:
A lighted headlamp and taillamp which shall be in operation at any time in which a utility vehicle is being used on any street or highway in this State pursuant to Section 304.013, RSMo.
An equilateral triangular emblem, to be mounted on the rear of such vehicle at least two (2) feet above the roadway when such vehicle is operated upon any street or highway pursuant to Section 300.348 or 304.013, RSMo. The emblem shall be constructed of substantial material with a fluorescent yellow-orange finish and a reflective, red border at least one (1) inch in width. Each side of the emblem shall measure at least ten (10) inches;
A braking system maintained in good operating condition;
An adequate muffler system in good working condition.
This Chapter does not include, and specifically excludes, any vehicle that is commonly described as an ATV or four-wheeler. Such vehicles cannot be permitted and are prohibited from use within the City of Seymour.
[Ord. No. 699, §3, 6-11-2013; Ord. No. 778, 4-23-2020]
Every individual who operates a properly permitted UTV, as defined herein, shall operate such vehicle:
Within the stated legal speed limit on the street, road or alley within the City of Seymour;
With recognized courtesy and acknowledgement of other vehicles traveling the streets, roads and alleys within the City of Seymour;
Not impede or travel at a rate of speed below the stated speed limit, such that other lawfully operated vehicles inhibited from freely traveling within the City of Seymour;
Cannot operate such utility vehicle on U.S. Highway 60;
No utility vehicle may be operated on the streets, roads, or alleys within the City of Seymour, between the hours of 12:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.
With a valid Missouri driver's license, or a valid license issued by another State.