CHAPTER XI. TRAFFICCHAPTER XI. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 3. WORK SITE UTILITY VEHICLES, GOLF CARTS, ATV’S

(a)   OPERATION OF WORK-SITE UTILITY VEHICLES; PENALTY.

(1)   Work-site utility vehicles, as defined below, may be operated upon the streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance.

(2)   “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 but less than 1,050 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.

(3)   No work-site utility vehicle shall be operated on any public 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. Such requirements include, but are not limited to, requirements for headlights, brake lights, turn signals, horns, mufflers, mirrors, reflectors and seat belts. No work-site utility vehicle shall be operated on any public street or road between sunset and sunrise.

(4)   Every person operating a work-site utility vehicle on the public 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.

(5)   No person shall operate a work-site utility vehicle on any public street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such vehicle is equipped with a factory exhaust system or an exhaust system meeting all manufacturer’s specifications.

(6)   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 of the approved Standard Traffic Ordinance, or amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect.

(Ord. 1255; Code 2015)

No person shall operate a work-site utility vehicle on any public 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. 1255; Code 2015)

(a)   Micro-Utility Trucks, as defined below, may be operated upon the public streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city, subject to the provisions of this Ordinance.

(b)   “Micro-Utility Truck” means any motor vehicle which is not less than 48 inches in width, has an overall length, including the bumper, of not more than 160 inches, has an unladen weight, including fuel and fluids, of more than 1,500 pounds, can exceed 40 miles per hour as originally manufactured and is manufactured with a metal cab. “Micro utility truck” does not include a work-site utility vehicle.

(c)   No micro-utility truck shall be operated on any public 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. Such requirements include, but are not limited to, requirements for headlights, brake lights, turn signals, horns, mufflers, mirrors, reflectors and seat belts.

(d)   Every person operating a micro-utility truck on the public 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)   No person shall operate a micro-utility truck on any public street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such vehicle is equipped with a factory exhaust system or an exhaust system meeting all manufacturer’s specifications.

(f)   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, of the approved Standard Traffic Ordinance, or amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect.

(Ord. 1255; Code 2015)

No person shall operate a micro-utility truck 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. 1255; Code 2015)

(a)   Low Speed vehicles, as defined below, may be operated upon the streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city only if the same are operated upon streets, roads or alleys where the posted speed limit is 40 miles per hour or less, except that said vehicle may cross a street with a posted speed limit in excess of 40 miles per hour, and subject to the provisions of this Ordinance.

(b)   “Low Speed Vehicles” means any four-wheeled electric vehicle whose top speed is greater than 20 miles per hour but not greater than 25 miles per hour and is manufactured in compliance with the national highway and traffic safety administration standards for low-speed vehicles in 49 C.F.R. 571.500.

(c)   No low speed vehicle shall be operated on any public street, road or alley unless such vehicle shall comply with the equipment requirements under the provisions of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 500 (49 C.F.R. 571.500). Such requirements include, but are not limited to, requirements for headlights, brake lights, turn signals, mirrors, reflectors and seat belts.

(d)   Every person operating a low speed vehicle on the public 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, of the approved Standard Traffic Ordinance, or amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect.

(Ord. 1255; Code 2015)

No person shall operate a low speed 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. 1255; Code 2015)