City of Edmundson, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 375.010 Definitions.

[CC 2001 §385.010; Ord. No. 1267 §1, 4-6-2006]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall mean:
BICYCLE
Every vehicle propelled solely by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels, or two (2) parallel wheels and one (1) or two (2) forward or rear wheels, all of which are more than fourteen (14) inches in diameter, except scooters and similar devices.
MOTORIZED BICYCLE OR SCOOTER
Any two- or three-wheeled device having an automatic transmission and a motor with a cylinder capacity of not more than fifty (50) cubic centimeters, which produces less than three (3) gross brake horsepower and is capable of propelling the device at a maximum speed of not more than thirty (30) miles per hour on level ground. A motorized bicycle shall be considered a motor vehicle for purposes of any homeowners' or renters' insurance policy.
MOTORIZED PLAY VEHICLE
Includes mini-motorcycles, pocket bikes, and any other vehicle that is capable of transporting a person or persons at a speed in excess of five (5) miles per hour; that is self propelled by a motor or engine and that is not otherwise defined by Missouri Statutes or the Edmundson City Code as a motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle or motorized bicycle.
VEHICLE
Any mechanical device on wheels designed primarily for use or used on highways, except motorized bicycles, motorized scooters, motorized play vehicles, vehicles propelled or drawn by horses or human power, or vehicles used exclusively on fixed rails or tracks, cotton trailers or motorized wheelchairs operated by handicapped persons.

Section 375.015 Motorized Play Vehicles and Scooters Prohibited On Public Rights-Of-Way and City Property.

[Ord. No. 1267 §2, 4-6-2006]
No person shall ride on or operate a motorized scooter or motorized play vehicle upon any street, highway, roadway or sidewalk with the City of Edmundson. No person shall ride on or operate a motorized scooter or motorized play vehicle upon any property or park land owned or operated by the City of Edmundson.

Section 375.020 Brakes Required.

Every bicycle and motorized bicycle shall be equipped with a brake or brakes which will enable its driver to stop the bicycle or motorized bicycle within twenty-five (25) feet from a speed of ten (10) miles per hour on dry, level, clean pavement.

Section 375.030 Lights and Reflectors — When Required — Standards To Be Met.

A. 
Every bicycle and motorized bicycle when in use on a street or highway during the period from one-half (½) hour after sunset to one-half (½) hour before sunrise shall be equipped with the following:
1. 
A front-facing lamp on the front or carried by the rider which shall emit a white light visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway at five hundred (500) feet;
2. 
A rear-facing red reflector, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, or a rear-facing red lamp on the rear which shall be visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lower beams of vehicle headlights at six hundred (600) feet;
3. 
Reflective material and/or lights on any part of the bicyclist's pedals, crank arms, shoes or lower leg visible from the front and the rear at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at two hundred (200) feet; and
4. 
Reflective material and/or lights visible on each side of the bicycle or bicyclist and visible at night under normal atmospheric conditions on a straight, level, unlighted roadway when viewed by a vehicle driver under the lawful lower beams of vehicle headlights at three hundred (300) feet. The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to motorized bicycles which comply with National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration regulations relating to reflectors on motorized bicycles.

Section 375.040 Rights and Duties of Bicycle and Motorized Bicycle Riders.

Every person riding a bicycle or motorized bicycle upon a street or highway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle as provided by Chapter 304, RSMo., and this Title, except as to special regulations in this Chapter, and except as to those provisions of Chapter 304, RSMo., and this Title, which by their nature can have no application.

Section 375.050 Riding To Right — Required For Bicycles and Motorized Bicycles — Mandatory Use of Bicycle Path By Bicycles.

Every person operating a bicycle or motorized bicycle at less than the posted speed or slower than the flow of traffic upon a street or highway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as safe, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction, except when making a left turn, when avoiding hazardous conditions, when the lane is too narrow to share with another vehicle, or when on a one-way street. Bicyclists may ride abreast when not impeding other vehicles.

Section 375.060 Bicycle To Operate On The Shoulder Adjacent To Roadway, When — Roadway Defined.

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A person operating a bicycle at less than the posted speed or slower than the flow of traffic upon a street or highway may operate as described in Section 375.050 of this Chapter or may operate on the shoulder adjacent to the roadway.
B. 
A bicycle operated on a roadway, or the shoulder adjacent to a roadway, shall be operated in the same direction as vehicles are required to be driven upon the roadway.
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For purposes of this Section and Section 375.050, "roadway" means that portion of a street or highway ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.

Section 375.070 Bicycle Required To Give Hand or Mechanical Signals.

The operator of a bicycle shall signal as required in Section 340.180 of this Title, except that a signal by the hand and arm need not be given continuously if the hand is needed to control or operate the bicycle. An operator of a bicycle intending to turn the bicycle to the right shall signal as indicated in Section 340.180 of this Title or by extending such operator's right arm in a horizontal position so that the same may be seen in front and in rear of the vehicle.

Section 375.080 Penalty For Violation.

Any person seventeen (17) years of age or older who violates any provision of this Chapter is guilty of an ordinance violation and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00). If any person under seventeen (17) years of age violates any provision of this Chapter in the presence of a Police Officer, said officer may impound the bicycle or motorized bicycle involved for a period not to exceed five (5) days upon issuance of a receipt to the child riding it or to its owner.

Section 375.090 Motorized Bicycles — License Required.

A. 
No person shall operate a motorized bicycle on any highways, streets or roads in this City unless the person has a valid license to operate a motor vehicle.
B. 
No motorized bicycle may be operated on any public thoroughfare located within this City which has been designated as part of the Federal interstate highway system.
C. 
Violation of this Section shall be deemed an ordinance violation.

Section 375.100 Equipment Required.

No person shall operate a motorized bicycle on any highways, streets or roads in this City unless it is equipped in accordance with the minimum requirements for construction and equipment of MOPEDS, Regulation VESC-17, approved July, 1977, as promulgated by the Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission.

Section 375.110 Operation of Certain Vehicles or Devices On Public Streets.

[Ord. No. 1144 §§1 — 2, 4-12-2001; Ord. No. 1158 §§1 — 6, 11-8-2001; Ord. No. 1280 §1, 9-14-2006]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
BICYCLE
Shall also mean "scooter" as it relates to this Section.
ROLLER BLADES
Skates worn on the feet propelled by a row of wheels (also called in-line skates).
SCOOTER
A device that typically has one (1) front set and one (1) rear set of wheels with a footboard between, steered by a handlebar and propelled either by pushing one (1) foot against the ground while resting the other foot on the footboard, or by a motor.
SKATEBOARD
A device that typically has one (1) front set and one (1) rear set of wheels with a footboard between and is propelled by pushing one (1) foot against the ground while resting the other foot on the footboard.
B. 
Use Of Helmets. It shall be unlawful for a parent or guardian to permit a child under the age of seventeen (17) to operate or be a passenger on any bicycle, non-motorized scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard without protective headgear which properly fits and is fastened securely upon the head of the operator or passenger. Said headgear, also known as a bicycle helmet, shall meet or exceed the impact standard for protective bicycle helmets or set by Safety Commission, or The American National Standards Institute.
C. 
Motorized Scooters. The operation of non-licensed motorized scooters on public streets and sidewalks within the City of Edmundson is hereby prohibited.
D. 
Traffic Laws To Apply. Every person operating or riding a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates and skateboards upon a roadway, street or alleyway is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this State and City declaring rules of the road applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to special regulations of this Chapter, and except as to those permission of law and ordinance which by their nature can have no application.
1. 
Any person operating a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard shall obey the instruction of official traffic control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a Police Officer.
2. 
Every person operating or riding on a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway or street as practicable and shall exercise due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
3. 
Persons riding bicycles, scooters, roller blades, roller skates or skateboards upon a road or street shall not ride more than two (2) abreast.
4. 
The operators of a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, rollerskates or skateboard emerging from an alleyway, private roadway, driveway or sidewalk shall, upon approaching a sidewalk, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians on the sidewalk or sidewalk area. Upon entering a highway, roadway or street, the operator shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway, roadway or street.
5. 
No person operating a bicycle or scooter shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handlebars.
E. 
Violation Procedure. Any person under the age of seventeen (17) violating any of the Subsections of this Section will receive a warning for the first (1st) violation and the parent or guardian will be notified in writing. The second (2nd) violation recorded will result in the skateboard, scooter or bicycle being confiscated and held at the Edmundson Police Department awaiting the redemption of said device by the parent or guardian on such terms as are ordered by the Municipal Court. The third (3rd) and subsequent violations will result in a summons being issued to the parent or guardian of the individual who has violated this Section for failure to comply with this Section. Any person over the age of seventeen (17) convicted of a violation of any provisions of this Section shall be subject to the penalties as prescribed in Section 100.220 of the Municipal Code of the City of Edmundson.