City of Neosho, MO
Newton County
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[Code 1962 §18-276; CC 1979 §16-274; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
Every person riding a bicycle within the City shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the rules, regulations and duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle in this City, except as to special regulations and those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
[Code 1962 §18-277; CC 1979 §16-275; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
No person shall ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk within a business district. Whenever any person is riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk in any other district, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
[Code 1962 §18-278; CC 1979 §16-276; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
Whenever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway.
[Code 1962 §18-279; CC 1979 §16-277; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
[Code 1962 §18-280; CC 1979 §16-278; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two (2) abreast, except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
[Code 1962 §18-281; CC 1979 §16-279; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
No bicycle shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
[Code 1962 §18-282; CC 1979 §16-280; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
No person operating a bicycle shall carry another person on the handlebars of such bicycle.
[Code 1962 §18-283; CC 1979 §16-281; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the driver from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handlebars.
[Code 1962 §18-284; CC 1979 §16-282; Ord. No. 973 §1, 10-4-1977]
The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway, garage or private sidewalk shall stop the bicycle immediately prior to driving onto or across a public sidewalk, or onto or across a public sidewalk line projected across an alley, and shall exercise extreme care in making such movements.
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 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 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.
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.