CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLESCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES\ARTICLE 5. ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE AND OFF-ROAD VEHICLE OPERATION

(a)   All terrain vehicles are defined as any motorized non-highway vehicle 45 inches or less in width, having a dry vehicle weight of 650 pounds or less, traveling on three or more low pressure tires, having a seat designed to be straddled by the operation. Low-pressure tires 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 manufacturer.

(b)   Off-road vehicles shall include, but are not limited to, three and four wheel all-terrain vehicles, go carts, dune buggies, midget vehicles and any other motorized vehicle not required by law to have a license plate. This article does not pertain to farm tractors or farm implements when used for agricultural purposes, nor shall it pertain to the above mentioned vehicles when used for legitimate agricultural purposes, or lawnmowers. Exceptions may be made through proper authorization by city council for parades and other official events.

(c)   This article shall not affect all terrain vehicles operated within the scope of K.S.A. 8-15,100(b) or operated by Stafford County employees during the performance of their official duties, or operated by officials of the U.S.D. 350 Recreation Commission in the performance of its duties, or operated by the City of St. John employees in the performance of their duties, or all-terrain vehicles operated by persons engaged in legitimate agricultural pursuits.

(Ord. 886, Sec. 1:2; Ord. 959; Code 2015)

No all-terrain vehicle or off-road vehicle, except as exempted above in section 14-501 shall be operated on any street within the incorporated city limits. No all-terrain vehicle which is used for an agricultural purpose shall be operated on any street within the city limits between sunset and sunrise, unless equipped with lights and other safety equipment required of motorcycles under K.S.A. 8-1801 et seq. This article also does not apply to an off-road vehicle that is properly registered with the State of Kansas, has a valid license plate, and has all of the necessary lights and safety equipment required of licensed motor vehicles under vehicle registration laws of the State of Kansas.

(Ord. 886, Sec. 3)

Violation of this article is a code violation punishable upon conviction of a fine not to exceed $500 or confinement in jail not to exceed 90 days or both. 

(Ord. 886, Sec. 4)