Village of Dane, WI
Dane County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Dane 4-1-1996 as Title 10, Ch. 3, of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles and play vehicles — See Ch. 210.
Juveniles — See Ch. 336.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 390.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 495.

§ 442-1 Adoption of standards.

Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, the statutory provisions describing and defining regulations with respect to snowmobiles in the following enumerated sections of the Wisconsin Statutes are hereby adopted by reference and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Acts required to be performed or prohibited by such statutes are required or prohibited by this chapter. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein by reference are intended to be made part of this chapter.
350.01
Definitions
350.02
Operation of snowmobiles on or in the vicinity of highways
350.03
Right-of-way
350.04
Snowmobile races, derbies and routes
350.045
Public utility exemption
350.047
Local ordinance to be filed
350.05
Operation by youthful operators restricted
350.055
Safety certification program established
350.07
Driving animals
350.08
Owner permitting operation
350.09
Head lamps, tail lamps and brakes, etc.
350.10
Miscellaneous provisions for snowmobile operation
350.12
Registration of snowmobiles
350.125
Completion of application for registration by snowmobile dealers
350.13
Uniform trail signs and standards
350.15
Accidents and accident reports
350.17
Enforcement
350.18
Local ordinances
350.19
Liability of landowners
350.99
Parties to a violation

§ 442-2 Applicability of traffic regulations.

No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any street, highway or alley within the Village of Dane in violation of the traffic regulation provisions of §§ 346.04, 346.06, 346.11, 346.14(1), 346.18, 346.19, 346.20, 346.21, 346.26, 346.27, 346.33, 346.35, 346.37, 346.39, 346.40, 346.44, 346.46, 346.47, 346.48, 346.50(1)(b), 346.51, 346.52, 346.53, 346.54, 346.55, 346.87, 346.88, 346.89, 346.90, 346.91, 346.92(1) and 346.94(1) and (9), Wis. Stats.

§ 442-3 Unattended snowmobiles.

No person shall leave or allow a snowmobile owned or operated by him to remain unattended on any public highway or public property while the motor is running or with the starting key left in the ignition.

§ 442-4 Operation on sidewalks.

No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any sidewalk, pedestrianway or upon the area between the sidewalk and the curbline of any street in the Village, except as specifically authorized by § 442-8 or for the purpose of crossing to obtain immediate access to an authorized area of operation.

§ 442-5 Speed restrictions.

No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any public highway within the Village at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour. No person shall operate a snowmobile on any trail designated in § 442-8 of this chapter or in any public park or recreation area at a speed in excess of the posted limit.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 10-3-5(b), Unattended snowmobiles, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 442-6 Restrictions on operators.

A. 
No person under the age of 12 years may operate a snowmobile. No person over the age of 12 years but under the age of 16 years may operate a snowmobile unless he holds a valid snowmobile safety certificate or is accompanied by a person over 18 years of age or by a person over 14 years of age having a snowmobile safety certificate issued by the Department of Natural Resources.
B. 
No person shall operate any snowmobile upon any street, alley or other public right-of-way in the Village unless such person shall have a valid motor vehicle operator's license or unless such operator is accompanied by a person who has a valid motor vehicle operator's license and who is occupying a seat on the vehicle.

§ 442-7 Accidents; reporting requirements.

A. 
If he can do so without serious danger to his own snowmobile or to persons on board, the operator of a snowmobile involved in a snowmobile accident within the Village shall stop his snowmobile and shall render to other persons affected thereby such assistance as may be practicable and necessary to save them from or minimize any danger caused by the accident and shall give his name and address and identification of his snowmobile to any person injured and to the owner of any property damaged in the accident.
B. 
If the snowmobile accident results in death or injury to any person or total property damage in excess of $200, every operator of a snowmobile involved in such accident shall, as soon as possible, notify the Police Department of the accident and shall, within 10 days after the accident, file a written report thereof with the Department on forms prescribed by it.
C. 
If the operator of a snowmobile is physically incapable of making the report required by this section, and there was another occupant on the snowmobile at the time of the accident capable of making the report, he shall make such report.
D. 
"Snowmobile accident" means a collision, accident or other casualty involving a snowmobile.

§ 442-8 Designation of routes and trails; markers.

A. 
Routes designated. Except as provided in §§ 350.02 and 350.03, Wis. Stats., no person shall operate a snowmobile on any public right-of-way or public grounds in the Village of Dane except on snowmobile trails designated by resolution of the Village Board.
B. 
Trail markers.
(1) 
Area snowmobile clubs shall be responsible for procuring, erecting and maintaining all necessary signs on all routes approved by the Village Board.
(2) 
The Chief of Police shall have the power to declare the stated snowmobile routes and trails either open or closed.
C. 
Markers to be obeyed. No person shall fail to obey any route or trail sign, marker or limit erected in accordance with this section.

§ 442-9 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code, provided that no person shall forfeit an amount in excess of the maximum fine or forfeiture allowed in the Wisconsin Statutes for the same offense, and further provided that the penalty and forfeiture for parking violations on highways shall be the amount applicable to such violations by owners or operators of motor vehicles under Chapter 495, Vehicles and Traffic, of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 442-10 Enforcement.

A. 
Uniform citation for highway violations. The uniform traffic citation promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats., shall be used for violations of this chapter relating to highway use, except as herein provided.
B. 
Parking violations. The special traffic citation described and defined in Chapter 495, Vehicles and Traffic, of this Code shall be used for enforcement of violations of rules of the road relating to parking of vehicles adopted by reference in § 442-2 of this chapter.
C. 
Other violations. All violations of this chapter not described in Subsection A or B shall be enforced in accordance with §§ 66.0111 and 66.0114, Wis. Stats. Stipulations of guilt or no contest may be made as provided in § 66.0114(1)(b), Wis. Stats., in substantially the form provided in the uniform traffic citation within five days of the date of the citation for such violation. Bail deposits may also be made under § 66.0114, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Police Department to receive stipulations and penalties. Stipulations, forfeited penalties and deposits for obtaining release from arrest authorized under this chapter may be accepted at the Police Department offices.
E. 
Forfeited penalties and deposits. Except as otherwise provided in § 345.26, Wis. Stats., and the deposit schedule adopted by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference thereunder, required penalties and deposits or bail, not including costs or fees, for violation of this chapter shall be as established by the schedule adopted by the Village Board.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).