CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 5. GOLF CARTS/MICROUTILITY TRUCKS/WORK SITE UTILITY VEHICLES

As used in this ordinance, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section, except when the context requires otherwise.

(a)   “golf cart” means a motor vehicle that has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground, an unladen weight of not more than 1,800 pounds, is designed to be operated at not more than 25 miles per hour and is designed to carry not more than four persons, including the driver.

(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 vehicle.

(c)   “Slow-moving vehicle emblem” has the same meaning as contained in K.S.A. 8- 1717, and amendments thereto.

(d)   “Special purpose vehicle” means golf cart, micro utility truck, and work-site utility vehicle, either individually or collectively.

(e)   “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. “Work-site utility vehicle” does not include a micro utility truck.

(Ord. G-1161-09-06; Code 2015)

(a)   Golf carts may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city.

(1)   No golf cart may be operated upon any public highway, street, road and alley with a posted speed limit in excess of 30 miles per hour.

(2)   No golf cart shall be operated on any federal highway or state highway; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a golf cart from crossing a federal or state highway with a posted speed limit greater than 30 miles per hour.

(3)   No golf cart shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley between sunset and sunrise.

(b)   Micro utility trucks may be operated upon the public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city.

(1)   No micro utility truck shall be operated on any public highway, street, roads or alley, unless such truck complies with the equipment requirements under Article 17 of Chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

(2)   No Micro utility truck shall be operated on any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a micro utility truck from crossing a federal or state highway.

(c)   Work-site utility vehicles may be operated upon the public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city.

(1)   No work-site utility vehicle shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley between sunset and sunrise unless such vehicle is equipped with lights as required by law for motorcycles.

(2)   No work-site utility vehicle shall be operated on any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a work-site utility vehicle from crossing a federal or state highway.

(Ord. G-1161-09-06; Code 2015)

All parties operating a Special Purpose Vehicle within the City Limits of Attica must properly register said vehicle with the City. To properly register the party will have to abide by Sections 4 and 5 herein, by providing proof of insurance and valid driver’s license to the City Clerk. Furthermore, applicant for the special purpose vehicle registration will have to pay a $20.00 fee for said registration. Upon payment of the fee and the party having complied with the requirements of Registration the City Clerk then shall issue a Special Purpose Vehicle permit. Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more that $1000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(Ord. G-1161-09-06; Code 2015)

(a) No person shall operate a special purpose 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. (b) 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.

(Ord. G-1161-09-06; Code 2015)

(a) Every owner of a special purpose vehicle shall provide liability coverage in accordance with Section 200 of the 2008 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, and the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act, KS.A. 40-3101, et seq. and amendments thereto.

(Ord. G-1161-09-06; Code 2015)

Unless specifically provided for herein, 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, 2008 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect.

(Ord. G-1161-09-06; Code 2015)