CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 5. GOLF CARTS, WORK-SITE UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MICRO UTILITY TRUCKS

(a)   Except as provided herein, golf carts may not be operated upon public streets, roads, and alleys within the corporate limits of Hoisington.

(b)   "Golf cart" shall be defined as set forth at K.S.A. 8-126(jj) and amendments thereto.

(c)   Subject to the terms and conditions contained in this section, golf carts may be operated on the streets, roads, and alleys within the corporate limits, except they may not be operated on Main Street or Ninth Street or any other street or roadway having a speed limit in excess of 30 miles per hour; however, golf carts may cross the above-stated streets.

(d)   Golf carts shall only be operated on the streets, roads, and alleys during the hours between sunrise and sunset.

(e)   Prior to operation of golf carts on the streets, roads, and alleys of the City, all golf carts must obtain proper registration from the police department and pay the applicable registration fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) per calendar year, or any part thereof. Prior to issuance of such registration, the police department shall inspect the golf cart to assure that it is equipped with sufficient brakes, head lights, tail and brake lights, turn signal equipment, rearview mirror, and a display of "slow moving vehicle" affixed to the back of the golf cart as required by Kansas law. Proof of insurance, as required in subsection (g) below, shall be furnished at the time of application for registration. Should the golf cart pass inspection, a registration sticker will be issued and shall be affixed to the golf cart.

(f)   The operator of the golf cart must have in his possession during operation a valid Kansas driver's license.

(g)   Every operator of a golf cart shall provide proof of liability insurance in accordance with the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities then in effect, and amendments thereto, and the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act, K.S.A. 40-3101 et seq., and amendments thereto.

(h)   No golf cart shall carry more than two (2) occupants per bench seat and in any event no more than four (4) passengers, including the driver. Further, the operator shall not carry any person nor shall any person ride in a position that will interfere with the operation of the golf cart.

(i)    A golf cart shall not be operated nor parked upon any sidewalk within the City.

(j)    Every person operating a golf cart on the streets, roads, and alleys of the City shall be subject to all laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of motor vehicles within the City, and all restrictions on the operation of golf carts as set forth in the ordinance. Should any conflict exist between the laws regulating motor vehicles and the specific requirements of golf carts as set forth herein, the terms of this article shall prevail.

(Ord. 1430, Sec. 1; Code 2012)

(a)   Except as provided herein, work-site utility vehicles and micro utility trucks may not be operated upon public streets, roads and alleys within the corporate boundaries of the City of Hoisington.

(b)   “Work-site utility vehicle” and “micro utility truck” shall be defined as set forth in K.S.A. 8-126 (hh) and K.S.A. 8-126 (ii) and amendments thereto.

(c)   The rules and restrictions for operations of work-site utility vehicles and micro utility trucks shall be the same as those governing the operation of golf carts as set forth in section 14-501 except that work-site utility vehicles and micro utility trucks may be operated between sunset and sunrise if equipped with lights as required by law for motorcycles.

(d)   No more than two (2) persons, including the driver, may be transported in such vehicle during operation on the streets, roads and alleys of the City.

(Ord. 1382; Ord. 1396; Ord. 1430, Sec. 2; Code 2012; Ord. 1473)

(a)   "All-terrain vehicle" shall be defined as shall be defined as set forth at K.S.A. 8-126(bb).

(b)   "Pocket bike" shall be defined as every device having two tandem wheels, or three wheels, which may be propelled by a gasoline engine and which the headlights are lower than 24 inches, its tailpipe is lower than 15 inches, and no vehicle identification number is located on the vehicle nor can ownership of the vehicle be registered.

(c)   "Motorized scooter" shall be defined as a vehicle consisting of a footboard between two small end wheels, controlled by an upright steering handle attached to the front wheel, propelled by an electric or gasoline motor.

(d)   The operation of all-terrain vehicles, pocket bikes, and motorized scooters on the streets, roads, and alleys within the corporate limits of the City of Hoisington is prohibited.

(Ord. 1430, Sec. 3; Code 2012)

A violation of this ordinance shall be deemed a traffic infraction. Upon an entry or plea of guilty or no contest, or upon being found guilty of a violation hereof, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with the penalty section of the Standard Traffic Ordinance then in effect for the City.

(Ord. 1430, Sec. 4; Code 2012)