City of Pacific, MO
Franklin County
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[Ord. No. 3198, 7-21-2020]
A. 
Definition. As used in this Section the following term shall have the meaning indicated:
UTV or UTILITY VEHICLE
A motorized vehicle, with not less than four (4) non-highway tires that is manufactured and used exclusively for off-highway use which is sixty-four (64) inches or less in width and a total highway dry weight to not more than two thousand (2,000) pounds. This Section shall not apply to UTVs or utility vehicles owned and operated by a governmental entity for official use or for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premises purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation.
B. 
Requirements for operating a utility vehicle on public roads within the City:
1. 
Any individual operating a utility vehicle shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but is not required to pass an examination for the operation of a motorcycle;
2. 
Any individual operating a utility vehicle and all occupants shall wear a properly fastened seat belt if the utility vehicle has a seat belt designed and provided by the manufacturer;
3. 
The utility vehicle shall be operated only on City streets at the posted speed limit and shall obey speed zones;
4. 
The utility vehicle shall have either a DOT approved reflective safety triangle or a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The flag shall be day-glow colored and shall be triangular shaped, with an area not less than thirty (30) square inches;
5. 
The utility vehicle and driver shall be properly insured according to limits required by State law for licensed motor vehicles, and such proof of insurance shall be kept with the vehicle at all times. Such insurance shall specifically list the utility vehicle as referenced by the serial number and year of model;
6. 
Utility vehicles may be operated only on improved streets and alleys. Utility vehicles are prohibited on any streets maintained by MoDOT, except as necessary to cross such State-maintained roads. Utility vehicles may not be operated on City sidewalks;
7. 
The number of occupants riding in the UTV must not exceed the manufacturer's intended capacity. No riders are allowed to ride in the dump bed of a UTV on City streets or alley ways.
C. 
No individual operating a utility vehicle shall:
1. 
Operate the utility vehicle in any careless or imprudent manner so as to endanger any person or property of any person;
2. 
Operate the utility vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance;
3. 
Operate a utility vehicle unless the utility vehicle is properly equipped with headlights, taillights and brake lights;
4. 
Operate a UTV on any unimproved park property (grass area) without a special event permit that allows for such use.
D. 
This Chapter is not intended to prohibit use of UTVs on private land within the City limits of Pacific.
[Ord. No. 3198, 7-21-2020]
A. 
Definition. As used in this Section the following term shall have the meaning indicated:
GOLF CART
A motor vehicle that is designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes. A golf cart which may be operated on the streets, roads and alleyways of the City shall be classified as a low-speed vehicle (LSV). This Section shall not apply to golf carts owned and operated by a governmental entity for official use or golf carts operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premises purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation.
1. 
The following must appear on the manufactured statement of origin (MSO):
a. 
The body type must be specified as a low speed vehicle.
b. 
There must be a statement indicating that the LSV meets or exceeds the minimal Federal safety requirements.
B. 
Requirements for operating golf carts on City streets, roads or alleyways within the City:
1. 
The golf cart shall be currently registered and licensed pursuant to City ordinances (if any);
2. 
Any individual operating a golf cart shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but is not required to pass an examination for the operation of a motorcycle;
3. 
The golf cart and driver shall be properly insured according to limits required by State law for licensed motor vehicles, and such proof of insurance shall specifically list the vehicle as referenced by the serial number and year of model. Proof of insurance must be kept with the golf cart;
4. 
Any individual operating a golf cart and all occupants shall wear a properly fastened seat belt if the golf cart has a seat belt designed and provided by the manufacturer;
5. 
The golf cart shall be operated only on City streets at the posted speed limit. Golf carts may not be operated on City sidewalks;
6. 
The utility vehicle shall have either a DOT approved reflective safety triangle or a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The flag shall be day-glow colored and shall be triangular shaped, with an area not less than thirty (30) square inches;
7. 
The number of occupants riding in a golf cart shall not exceed the manufacturer's intended capacity and no riders may be carried in dump beds.
C. 
No individual operating a golf cart shall:
1. 
Operate the golf cart in any careless or imprudent manner so as to endanger any person or property of any person;
2. 
Operate the golf cart while under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance;
3. 
Operate the golf cart between the hours of official sunset and sunrise, unless the golf cart is properly equipped with headlights, taillights and brake lights.