[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Brodhead as Title 10, Ch. 3, of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 Code.
No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any street, highway or alley within the City of Brodhead 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, 346.215(3), 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.
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.
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 City, except as specifically authorized by § 381-8 or for the purpose of crossing to obtain immediate access to an authorized area of operation.
Speed. No person shall operate a snowmobile upon any public highway within the City at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour. No person shall operate a snowmobile on any trail designated in § 381-8 of this chapter or in any public park or recreation area at a speed in excess of the posted limit.
Intersections. Snowmobiles using City streets as routes shall stop at every intersection and yield the right-of-way to all other vehicular traffic and pedestrians.
Hours of operation. No person shall operate a snowmobile in the City between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., except upon a public highway as authorized by state statutes and this section or for the purpose of gaining access to or leaving such highway or snowmobile route, provided residents outside the City limits and nonresidents within the City limits may make one ingress or egress trip during the prohibited hours.
Any person who is born on or after January 1, 1985, and who has reached the age of 12 must have completed and received a snowmobile safety certificate in order to operate a snowmobile in Wisconsin. No person under the age of 12 may operate a snowmobile unless the person is accompanied either by a parent or guardian or by a person over 18 years of age. "Accompanied" means to be on the same snowmobile as the operator.
No person shall operate any snowmobile upon any street, alley or other public right-of-way in the City 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.
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 City 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.
If the snowmobile accident results in death or injury to any person or total 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.
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.
"Snowmobile accident" means a collision, accident or other casualty involving a snowmobile.
Snowmobile route designated. The following public highways (streets and avenues) in the City of Brodhead are designated as snowmobile routes for snowmobile operation:
Trail No. One:
West 3rd Avenue from the north City limit south to its intersection with 4th Street.
4th Street from its intersection with West 3rd Avenue west to the west City limits of the City of Brodhead, then south along the west race bank to 11th Street at West 3rd Avenue.
East along the railroad tracks from West 3rd Avenue to East 2nd Avenue, then south on East 2nd Avenue to 11th Street, then east on 11th Street to County Highway T at the east City limits of the City of Brodhead.
Limitations on operation. The operation of snowmobiles on designated snowmobile routes in the City of Brodhead are subject to the following limitations:
Snowmobiles shall be operated on the extreme right side of the street or avenue designated as a snowmobile route.
Left turns shall be made as safely as possible from any position depending on snow cover and other prevailing conditions.
Snowmobile operators shall yield right-of-way to other vehicular traffic and pedestrians.
The streets and avenues designated as snowmobile routes for snowmobile operation shall be marked with uniform trail and route signs and standards in accordance with § 350.13, Wis. Stats. Snowmobiles shall not be operated on the snowmobile route until it is marked in accordance with this section. The Chief of Police acting in conjunction with the Director of Public Works shall have the authority to mark the route in accordance with this section.
Trail markers. The Director of Public Works is directed and authorized to procure, erect and maintain appropriate snowmobile route, trail and limit signs and markers as approved by the State Department of Natural Resources under § 350.13, Wis. Stats. The Chief of Police shall have the power to declare the stated snowmobile routes and trails either open or closed.
Markers to be obeyed. No person shall fail to obey any route or trail sign, marker or limit erected in accordance with this section.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 350.11, Wis. Stats.
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.
Other violations. All violations of this chapter not described in Subsection A or B shall be enforced in accordance with §§ 66.0114 and 66.0111, 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.
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.
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 Common Council.