CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 4. WORK SITE UTILITY VEHICLES/ATV/GOLF CARTS

(a)   Work-site utility vehicles may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city.

(b)   “Work-site utility vehicle” means any motor vehicle which is not less than 48 inches in width, has an overall length, including the bumper, of not more than 135 inches, has an unladen weight, including fuel and fluids, of more than 800 pounds and is equipped with four or more low pressure tires, a steering wheel and bench or bucket type seating allowing at least two people to sit side-by-side, and may be equipped with a bed or cargo box for hauling materials.

(c)   No work-site utility vehicle shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley unless such vehicle shall comply with the equipment requirements under the provisions of article 17, chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated.

(d)   Every person operating a work-site utility vehicle on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law.

(e)   A violation of this section shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction. Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, 2007 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect.

(Ord. 304; Code 2016)

No person shall operate a work-site utility vehicle on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license. Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. 304; Code 2016)

(a)   All-terrain vehicles and golf carts may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city.

(b)   “All-terrain vehicles and golf carts” means any motorized non-highway vehicle 48 inches or less in width, having a dry weight of 1,000 pounds or less, traveling on three or more low pressure tires, and having a seat to be straddled by the operator. As used in this subsection, “low pressure tire” means any pneumatic tire six inches or more in width, designed for use on wheels with rim diameter of 12 inches or less, and utilizing an operating pressure of 10 pounds per square inch or less as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

(c)   No All-terrain vehicles or golf carts shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley between sunset and sunrise unless equipped with lights as required for motorcycles.

(d)   Every person operating an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law.

(e)   A person operating an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart, unless such All terrain vehicle or golf cart is designed to carry more than one (1) person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the All-terrain vehicle or golf cart at the rear or side of the operator.

(f)   A person shall ride upon an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on each side of the All-terrain vehicle or golf cart.

(g)   No person shall operate an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart while carrying any package, bundle, or other article which prevents such person from keeping both hands on the handlebars.

(h)   No operator shall carry any person, nor shall any person ride, in a position that will interfere with the operation or control of the All-terrain vehicle or golf cart or the view of the operator.

(Ord. 304; Code 2016)

(a)   All All-terrain vehicles and golf carts are entitled to full use of a lane, and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any All-terrain vehicle or golf cart of the full use of a lane. This subsection shall not apply to All-terrain vehicles and golf carts operated two (2) abreast in a single lane.

(b)   The operator of an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.

(c)   No person shall operate an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

(d)   All-terrain vehicles and golf carts shall not be operated more than two (2) abreast in a single lane.

(e)   Subsections (b) and (c) shall not apply to police officers in the performance of their official duties.

(Ord. 304; Code 2016)

No person riding upon an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart shall attach himself, herself or the All-terrain vehicle or golf cart to any other vehicle on a roadway.

(Ord. 304; Code 2016)

Any All-terrain vehicle or golf cart carrying a passenger shall be equipped with a seat and footrests for such passenger.

(Ord. 304; Code 2016)

A violation of any provision in sections 14-403 through 14-406 shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction. Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, 2007 Standard Traffic Ordinance, as amended, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect.

(Ord. 304; Code 2016)

No person shall operate an All-terrain vehicle or golf cart on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license. Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. 304; Code 2016)