CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLESCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES\ARTICLE 7. WORK SITE UTILITY VEHICLES

(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 vehicles” means any motor vehicles which is not less than 48 inches in width, has an overall length, including the bumper, of not more than 135 inches, has an unloaded 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 a least two people to sit side by side, a fully enclosed metal or metal-reinforced cab, front and rear bumpers, and may be equipped with a bed or cargo box for hauling materials.

(c)   No work-site 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 as it may be amended.

(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 motor vehicle imposed by law. Violation of a duty imposed on a driver of a motor vehicle, while operating a work site utility vehicle, shall be punishable as any other traffic offense under the Standard Traffic Ordinance as may be amended.

(e)   Section 200 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, as may be amended, which requires liability insurance, is expressly made applicable herein to work-site utility vehicles. A violation of this section shall be deemed to be 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 Standard Traffic Ordinance, as may be amended.

(Ord. 969; Code 2015)

(a)   All work-site utility vehicles are entitled to full use of the lane, and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any work-site utility vehicle of the full use of the lane.

(b)   The operator of a work-site utility vehicle shall not overtake or pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.

(c)   No person shall operate a work-site utility vehicle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

(Ord. 969; Code 2015)

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 article is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. 969; Code 2015)

The owner of the work-site utility vehicle before operating the same within the corporate city limits of St John, Kansas, shall first obtain a registration certificate from the City Clerk. Upon payment of the registration fee and showing proof of liability insurance, the city clerk shall issue a registration certificate authorizing the work site utility vehicle to be operated within the city limits. This registration shall be good for as long as the vehicle is owned by the registered owner. The registration fee shall be set by resolution by the City Council. In the event of sale or other disposition of this vehicle, the new owner shall within 10 days of obtaining the work-site utility vehicle re-register the same in the name of the new owner with the city of St John.

(Ord. 969; Code 2015)