City of Rogersville, MO
Webster County
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As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall mean:
BICYCLE
Every vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels, except scooters and similar devices.
MOTORIZED BICYCLE
Any two- or three-wheeled device having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters, which produces less than three (3) gross brake horsepower, and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground. A motorized bicycle shall be considered a motor vehicle for purposes of any homeowners' or renters' insurance policy.
[Ord. No. 619 §1, 9-15-2008]
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Purpose And Intent. It is the purpose and intent of this Section to provide for the regulation of motorized skateboards and motorized play vehicles in order to protect the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers and the operators of motorized play vehicles alike.
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Definitions. In this Section, unless the context otherwise requires:
MOTORIZED PLAY VEHICLE
A coaster, scooter, any other alternatively fueled devices, or other motorized vehicle that is self-propelled by a motor or engine, gas or electric, and which is not otherwise defined in the Rogersville Municipal Code as a "motor vehicle", "motorcycle", "motortricycle" or "motorized bicycle".
MOTORIZED SKATEBOARD
A self-propelled device that has a motor, gas or electric, a deck on which a person may ride and at least two (2) tandem wheels in contact with the ground, and which is not otherwise defined in the Rogersville Municipal Code as "motor vehicle", "motorcycle", "motortricycle" or "motorized bicycle".
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Prohibited Operation.
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No motorized skateboard or motorized play vehicle may be operated by any person who is not licensed or otherwise authorized to operate a motor vehicle under the laws of this State. A helmet that meets the safety standards under the laws of this State shall be required.
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No motorized skateboard or motorized play vehicle may be operated on any public sidewalk or any other part of a highway or on any bikeway, bicycle path or trail, equestrian trail or shared-use path.
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No motorized skateboard or motorized play vehicle may be operated on any private property of another without written permission of the owner, the person entitled to immediate possession of the property or the authorized agent of either.
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No person shall operate a motorized skateboard or motorized play vehicle on any private property in a manner causing excessive, unnecessary or offensive noise which disturbs the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or which causes discomfort or annoyance to a reasonable person of normal sensitivity.
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Responsibilities Of Parents, Guardians And Legal Custodians.
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The parent, guardian or legal custodian of any minor shall not authorize or knowingly permit such minor to violate any of the provisions of this Section.
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If a fine is imposed upon a minor who is found to be in violation of this Section, the parents or legal guardian having custody or control of the minor shall be jointly and severally liable with the minor for payment of the fine, whether or not the parents or guardian knew of, or anticipated, a violation of this Section.
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Any violation of this Section is punishable as an ordinance violation pursuant to Section 385.060 of the Rogersville Municipal Code.
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Nothing in this Section shall be interpreted to apply to electric personal assistance mobility devices as defined in Section 307.205, RSMo.
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 (25) feet from a speed of ten (10) miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.
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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) hour before sunrise shall be equipped with the following:
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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;
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A rear-facing red reflector, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, or a rear-facing red lamp 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;
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Reflective material and/or lights on any part of the bicyclist's pedals, crank arms, shoes or lower leg visible from the front and the rear 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
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Reflective material and/or lights visible on each side of the bicycle or bicyclist and 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.
Every person riding a bicycle or motorized bicycle upon a street or highway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle as provided by Chapter 304, RSMo., and this Title, except as to special regulations in this Chapter, and except as to those provisions of Chapter 304, RSMo., and this Title, which by their nature can have no application.
Every person operating a bicycle or motorized bicycle at less than the posted speed or slower than the flow of traffic upon a street or highway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as safe, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction, except when making a left turn, when avoiding hazardous conditions, when the lane is too narrow to share with another vehicle, or when on a one-way street. Bicyclists may ride abreast when not impeding other vehicles.
[Ord. No. 691, 7-5-2010]
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A person commits the offense of harassment of a bicyclist, pedestrian or person in a wheelchair if the person:
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Knowingly throws an object at or in the direction of any person riding a bicycle, walking, running or operating a wheelchair for the purpose of frightening, disturbing or injuring that person; or
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Threatens any person riding a bicycle, walking, running or operating a wheelchair for the purpose of frightening or disturbing that person; or
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Sounds a horn, shouts or otherwise directs sound toward any person riding a bicycle, walking, running or operating a wheelchair for the purpose of frightening or disturbing that person; or
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Knowingly places a person riding a bicycle, walking, running or operating a wheelchair in apprehension of immediate physical injury; or
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Knowingly engages in conduct that creates a risk of death or serious physical injury to a person riding a bicycle, walking, running or operating a wheelchair.
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Harassment of a bicyclist, pedestrian or person in a wheelchair is a Class A misdemeanor.
Any person seventeen (17) years of age or older who violates any provision of this Chapter is guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00). If any person under seventeen (17) years of age violates any provision of this Chapter in the presence of a Peace Officer possessing the duty and power of arrest for violation of the general criminal laws of the State or for violation of ordinances of Counties or municipalities of the State, said officer may impound the bicycle or motorized bicycle involved for a period not to exceed five (5) days upon issuance of a receipt to the child riding it or to its owner.
A. 
No person shall operate a motorized bicycle on any highways, streets or roads in this City unless the person has a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.
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No motorized bicycle may be operated on any public thoroughfare located within this City which has been designated as part of the Federal interstate highway system.
No person shall operate a motorized bicycle on any highways, streets or roads in this City unless it is equipped in accordance with the minimum requirements for construction and equipment of MOPEDS, Regulation VESC-17, approved July, 1977, as promulgated by the Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission.
[Ord. No. 622 §1, 9-15-2008]
A. 
No motorized bicycle may be operated by any person who is not licensed or otherwise authorized to operate a motor vehicle under the laws of this State. A helmet that meets the safety standards under the laws of this State for a motorcycle rider shall be required of any person operating a motorized bicycle on any City street or highway.
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Any violation of this Section is punishable by a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) per occurrence.