Village of Superior, WI
Douglas County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Superior 1-16-1968 by Ord. No. 28. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 380.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
As defined in § 340.01(58a), Wis. Stats.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A snowmobile may not be registered as a motor vehicle and may not be operated on a public highway except as specifically permitted by law.
Wisconsin statutes permit driving a snowmobile directly across a two- or three-lane highway, but only after stopping and yielding to all vehicles approaching on the highway.
While operating on the highway is prohibited, a snowmobile may be operated outside the ditch line on a two- or three-lane highway.
Although there is no age limitation for snowmobile operators, no person under age 12 may drive one across any highway, and no one under age 16 may drive one across any state trunk highway or connecting street.
No one may drive or ride in a snowmobile carrying any firearm, unless it is unloaded and encased, or any bow, unless it is unstrung or encased. No one may drive or pursue deer or bear with a snowmobile.
A snowmobile owner may not permit its operation by any unqualified or disabled person. Driving a snowmobile while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, fermented malt beverage, narcotics or other drugs is prohibited.
It is unlawful to operate a snowmobile at an unreasonable or improper speed, carelessly so as to endanger the person or property of another, or in such a way that the exhaust of the motor makes an excessive or unusual noise or is without a functioning muffler.
Any snowmobile driven across or along a right-of-way during hours of darkness must display a lighted headlamp and taillamp.
[Added 12-9-1971 by Ord. No. 28(A)]
No snowmobile shall be operated within the corporate limits of the Village of Superior between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Sunday through Thursday of any week, or between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, except when the driver of the snowmobile is returning directly to his home from trips to outlying or approved areas and in case of an emergency during a snow emergency.
No snowmobile shall be operated in excess of 15 miles per hour in the Village of Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin.
[Added 1-11-1973 by Ord. No. 28(B)]
The following area is hereby designated as a snowmobile route in the Village of Superior, Douglas County, Wisconsin: the east half of Logan Avenue commencing at the intersection of Logan Avenue and 54th Street, extended westerly; thence southerly on the east half of Logan Avenue to a point where Logan Avenue meets 75th Street, extended westerly, the property herein described to be the property directly adjacent to and east of that property owned by the Town of Superior and similarly designated by said Town as a snowmobile route, all more particularly described as the east half of Logan Avenue between 64th Street extended westerly to meet Logan Avenue and 75th Street extended westerly to meet Logan Avenue.
The proper Village officers are hereby are authorized to properly post the area designated as a snowmobile route.