City of Pacific, MO
Franklin County
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[CC 1976 §33-348]
A. 
It shall be an offense for any person to do any forbidden act or fail to perform any act required in this Chapter.
B. 
The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this Chapter.
[CC 1976 §33-349]
The provisions of this Chapter shall be applicable to bicycles and motorized bicycles operated upon any street or upon any public path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles and motorized bicycles, subject to those exceptions stated herein.
[Ord. No. 610 §11, 2-7-1950; CC 1976 §33-350]
Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this State or by the traffic ordinances of the City and provisions of this Chapter, except as to special regulations in this Chapter and except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
[Ord. No. 610 §11, 2-7-1950; CC 1976 §33-351]
A. 
Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic-control signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a Police Officer.
B. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right, left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make any such turn, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
[Ord. No. 610 §3, 2-7-1950; CC 1976 §33-352]
A. 
A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride other than astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto.
B. 
No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
[Ord. No. 610 §§ 5,6, 2-7-1950; CC 1976 §33-353]
A. 
Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right-hand side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
B. 
Persons riding bicycles and motorized bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two (2) abreast, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles and motorized bicycles.
[RSMo. §307.185]
A. 
Every bicycle and motorized bicycle when in use on a street or highway during the period from one-half (½) hour after sunset to one-half (½) before sunrise shall be equipped with the following:
1. 
A front-facing lamp on the front or carried by the rider which shall emit a white light visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway at five hundred (500) feet.
2. 
A rear-facing red reflector, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, on the rear which shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at six hundred (600) feet.
3. 
Essentially colorless or amber reflectors on both the front and rear surfaces of all pedals. Each pedal reflector shall be recessed below the plane of the pedal or reflector housing. Each reflector shall be at least ninety one-hundredths (.091) square inches in projected effective reflex area, and must be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at two hundred (200) feet; and
4. 
A side-facing essentially colorless or amber reflector visible on each side of the wheel mounted on the wheel spokes of the front wheel within three (3) inches of the inside of the wheel rim and a side-facing essentially colorless or red reflector mounted on the wheel spokes of the rear wheel within three (3) inches of the inside of the wheel rim, or continuous retro-reflective material on each side of both tires which shall be at least three-sixteenths (3/16) of an inch wide. All such reflectors or retro-reflective tire sidewalls shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at three hundred (300) feet. The provisions of this Subdivision shall not apply to motorized bicycles which comply with National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration regulations relating to reflectors on motorized bicycles.
[Ord. No. 610 §10, 2-7-1950; CC 1976 §33-357]
No person shall perform any trick or freehand bicycle riding upon the City streets.
[RSMo. §307.183]
Every bicycle and motorized bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle or motorized bicycle within twenty-five feet from a speed of ten miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.
[CC 1976 §33-364]
No person shall park a bicycle upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb, or at the curb in such a manner as to afford the least obstruction to traffic.