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

The definitions used by the State of Kansas shall apply to this ordinance, to wit:

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

(b)     Work-site utility vehicle.  Work site utility vehicle shall be defined as set forth at K.S.A. 8-126(hh) and amendments thereto.

(c)      Micro utility truck.  Micro utility truck shall be defined as set forth at K.S.A. 8-126(ii) and amendments thereto.

(d)     All-terrain vehicle.  All-terrain vehicle shall be defined as set forth at K.S.A. 8-126 (bb) and amendments thereto.

(e)      Pocket bike.  Pocket bike shall be defined as every device having two tandem wheels, or three wheels, which may be propelled by a gasoline engine and on which the headlights are lower than 24 inches from the ground, 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.

(f)      Motorized scooter.  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, and no vehicle identification number is located on the vehicle nor can ownership of the vehicle be registered.

(Ord. 1241, Sec. 1; Code 2011)

Golf carts may be operated upon public streets, roads, and alleys within the corporate limits of the City of Baldwin City, subject to the terms and conditions contained in this section.

(a)      Subject to the terms and conditions contained in this section, golf carts may be operated on any street, road, or alleys within the corporate limits of the city that has a speed limit of 30 mph or less; however, golf carts may cross streets that have a speed limit greater than 30 mph.

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

(c)      Golf carts operating on public streets within the city limits shall be subject to inspection by any law enforcement officer.  Such inspection may include, but is not be limited to, sufficient brakes, lights/turn signal equipment, rearview mirror, and a display of “slow moving vehicle” affixed to the back of the golf cart as required by law.

(d)     The operator of the golf cart must have a valid state-issued passenger vehicle driver’s license in his or her possession during operation.

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

(f)      No golf cart shall carry more than two (2) occupants per bench seat, 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.

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

(h)     Every person operating a golf cart on the public streets, roads, and alleys of Baldwin 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 city code.  Should any conflict exist between the law regulating motor vehicles and the specific requirements of golf carts as set forth herein, the terms of this ordinance shall prevail.

(Ord. 1241, Sec. 2; Code 2011)

Work-site utility vehicles and micro utility trucks may be operated upon public streets, roads, and alleys within the corporate limits of the City of Baldwin City, subject to the terms and conditions contained in this section.

(a)      The rules and restrictions for operation of work-site utility vehicles and micro utility trucks shall be the same as those governing the operation of golf carts set forth in this ordinance.

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

(Ord. 1241, Sec. 3; Code 2011)

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 Baldwin City is prohibited.

(Ord. 1241, Sec. 4; Code 2011)

A violation of this article 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 of Baldwin City.

(Ord. 1241, Sec. 5; Code 2011)