City of Hollister, MO
Taney County
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Section 375.010 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, 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. 
Essentially colorless or amber reflectors on both the front and rear surfaces of all pedals. Each pedal reflector shall be recessed below the plane of the pedal or reflector housing. Each reflector shall be at least ninety one-hundredths (.90) square inches in projected effective reflex area, and must be 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 two hundred (200) feet; and
4. 
A side-facing essentially colorless or amber reflector visible on each side of the wheel mounted on the wheel spokes of the front wheel within three (3) inches of the inside of the wheel rim and a side-facing essentially colorless or red reflector mounted on the wheel spokes of the rear wheel within three (3) inches of the inside of the wheel rim, or continuous retroreflective material on each side of both tires which shall be at least three-sixteenths (3/16) of an inch wide. All such reflectors or retroreflective tire sidewalls shall be 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 Subdivision shall not apply to motorized bicycles which comply with National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration regulations relating to reflectors on motorized bicycles.

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 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., except as to special regulations in Sections 307.180 to 307.193, RSMo., and except as to those provisions of Chapter 304, RSMo., which by their nature can have no application.

Section 375.040 Pedestrians Have Right-of-Way.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.340]
Pedestrians on sidewalks shall have the right-of-way at all times over any person riding or using a bicycle and a person riding or using a bicycle upon any public sidewalk must turn off of the sidewalk at all times when meeting or passing pedestrians, or in lieu thereof, dismount from said bicycle until said pedestrian or pedestrians have passed.

Section 375.050 Hooking on or Towing.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.350]
No person riding a bicycle shall hook on to any bicycle or other vehicle or tow another bicycle or permit his/her bicycle to be towed.

Section 375.060 Riders Limited.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.360]
Only one (1) person shall ride or be on any bicycle at any time while riding on any public street, alley or sidewalk.

Section 375.070 Riding Abreast.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.370]
It shall be unlawful for more than two (2) persons to ride bicycles abreast of each other on any public street or alley.

Section 375.080 Manner of Riding.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.380]
It shall be unlawful for any person to do any trick riding on a bicycle or to ride without at least one (1) hand on the handle bar or bars at any time upon any public street, alley or sidewalk.

Section 375.090 Right to Inspect.

[CC 1983 §§76.010, 76.390]
Any Peace Officer may at any time have the right to inspect any bicycle and to require the owner or operator to put the same in a safe operating condition.

Section 375.100 Penalty for Violation.

Any person seventeen (17) years of age or older who violates any provision of this Chapter is guilty of an infraction 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). Such an infraction does not constitute an offense and conviction shall not give rise to any disability or legal disadvantage based on conviction of a criminal offense. If any person under seventeen (17) years of age violates any provision of this Chapter in the presence of a Peace 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.