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Town of Fulton, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton 9-12-1996 as Ch. 14 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nonregistered, abandoned and disabled vehicles — See Ch. 318.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 376.
Travel trailers — See Ch. 394.
The purpose of this chapter is as follows: to protect public safety and regulate motor vehicles in the Town of Fulton.
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton has the specific statutory authority, powers and duties, pursuant to the specific statutory sections noted in this chapter and/or by its adoption of village powers under § 60.10, Wis. Stats., to regulate, control, prevent and enforce against in the Town of Fulton certain uses, activities, businesses and operations by persons that may affect the traffic in the Town of Fulton.
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton has, by adoption of this chapter, confirmed the specific statutory authority, powers and duties noted in the specific sections of this chapter and has established, by these sections and this chapter, the regulations, controls and enforcement against certain uses, activities, businesses and operations by persons that may affect the traffic in the Town of Fulton.
Except as specifically noted otherwise in this chapter, Chs. 340 to 348, Wis. Stats., inclusive, and Chs. 350 and 941, Wis. Stats., describing and defining regulations with respect to vehicles, traffic and snowmobiles, for which the penalty is a forfeiture only, including penalties to be imposed and procedure for prosecution, are hereby adopted and incorporated by reference by the Town of Fulton and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any future amendments, modifications, revisions, additions or deletions of the above-noted statutory chapters shall be incorporated herein and made part of this chapter in order to secure uniform state regulation of traffic on the public highways, roads, streets and alleys of the State of Wisconsin.
The Town of Fulton has established, by ordinance, in compliance with Chs. 346 and 349, Wis. Stats., maximum speed limits on certain public highways, roads, streets and alleys in the Town of Fulton. These previously established limits are hereby confirmed and not repealed.
A. 
No person shall cause, allow or permit any person to operate or maintain a motorbike, motorcycle, minibike, all-terrain vehicles, go-cart, trail bike or snowmobile in the Town of Fulton:
(1) 
At unreasonable speeds for conditions.
(2) 
In a careless way that endangers persons or property.
(3) 
While under the influence of drugs or alcoholic beverages.
(4) 
Without functional headlights.
(5) 
Without a functional muffler.
B. 
The following are regulations established by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton to regulate snowmobiles in the Town of Fulton:[1]
(1) 
No person shall violate § 350.10, Wis. Stats., as amended, such being incorporated by reference herein.
(2) 
No snowmobile shall be operated within the right-of-way of any Town road, alley or public way unless permitted by the Town of Fulton, in writing, except as set forth in Subsection B(3).
(3) 
The following snowmobile routes are hereby created and shall be commonly known as those portions of County Trunk Highway "M" and County Trunk Highway "F" lying within the limits of the unincorporated Village of Indianford, Town of Fulton, as a part of the Town of Fulton snowmobile route extending from the intersection above the existing Rock County Snowmobile Trail with County Trunk Highway "F" at the southerly limit of said unincorporated village on the east side of the Rock River, through the intersection of County Trunk Highway "F" with the Rock County Snowmobile Trail to the north of the unincorporated Village of Indianford, on the westerly side of the Rock River.
(4) 
Relative to the use of the above-described snowmobile routes, no person shall do any of the following:
(a) 
Violate any other ordinance of the Town of Fulton.
(b) 
Operate a snowmobile on Town of Fulton property except as may be permitted by this section or other provision of this Code.
(c) 
Cause personal injury or property damage to any person or property.
(d) 
Trespass on private property.
(5) 
The Town Board of the Town of Fulton, or the Town of Fulton Chair, or Town of Fulton Police Chief, if reasonably required to protect health, safety or property, may temporarily, by written order, suspend the use of any or all of the above-described snowmobile routes. Such order shall be posted at the Town of Fulton Town Hall, and a copy may be mailed to an officer, director or shareholder of any snowmobile club believed to be using such trail, and a copy shall be affixed to at least one route sign. Use of the route after such suspension of use shall constitute a violation of this section.
(6) 
This Subsection B, pursuant to § 350.047, Wis. Stats., has been filed with the State Department of Natural Resources, the Town of Fulton law enforcement office and the County of Rock traffic office.
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Editor's Note: This subsection appeared in the 1996 Code as Ch. 13, § 3f.
A. 
The following administrative rules and regulations adopted by the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and published in the Wisconsin Administrative Code, exclusive of any provisions therein relating to the penalties to be imposed, are hereby adopted by reference and made part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein:
TRANS 304
Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem
TRANS 305
Standards for Vehicle Equipment
TRANS 326
Motor Carrier Safety Requirements for Transportation of Hazardous Materials
B. 
Noncompliance prohibited. No person shall operate or allow to be operated on any highway, street or alley within the Town a vehicle that is not in conformity with the requirements of Subsection A or the provisions of § 110.075 and Ch. 347, Wis. Stats., incorporated by reference in § 410-4 of this chapter.
C. 
Safety checks.
(1) 
Operators to submit to inspection. When directed to do so by any law enforcement officer, the operator of any motor vehicle shall stop and submit such vehicle to an inspection and such tests as are necessary to determine whether the vehicle meets the requirements of this section or that the vehicle's equipment is in proper adjustment or repair. No person, when operating a motor vehicle, shall fail to stop and submit such vehicle to inspection when directed to do so by any law enforcement officer as herein provided.
(2) 
Authority of officer. Any law enforcement officer of the Town is hereby empowered, whenever he or she shall have reason to believe that any provision of this section is being violated, to order the operator of the vehicle to stop and to submit such vehicle to an inspection with respect to brakes, lights, turn signals, steering, horns and warning devices, glass, mirrors, exhaust systems, windshield wipers, tires and other items of equipment.
(3) 
Vehicle to be removed from highway. Whenever, after inspection as provided by this section, a law enforcement officer determines that a vehicle is unsafe for operation, he or she may order it removed from the highway and not operated, except for purposes of removal and repair, until the vehicle has been repaired as directed in a repair order. Repair orders may be in the form prescribed by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation under § 110.075(5), Wis. Stats., and shall require the vehicle owner or operator to cause the repairs to be made and return evidence of compliance with the repair order to the department of the issuing officer within the time specified in the order.
[Added 11-6-2000]
The authority of the Town to prohibit, limit the time of or otherwise restrict the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles beyond the prohibitions, limitations or restrictions imposed by Ch. 346, Wis. Stats., pursuant to the provisions of § 349.13(1e), Wis. Stats., is hereby incorporated herein, except that the Town shall not modify the exceptions set forth in § 346.50, Wis. Stats. Such regulations shall be established by resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Fulton and shall be enforced pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
The Town of Fulton establishes by this chapter that the enforcement of traffic ordinances in the Town of Fulton and the penalties for violation shall be in accordance with §§ 66.0114 and 345.53, Wis. Stats., and Chapter 20, Citations, of this Code. A stipulation shall conform to the form contained in the uniform traffic citation and may be accepted within 21 days of the alleged violations as set forth in Chapter 20. Stipulations and deposits may be accepted by the Town Clerk/Treasurer of the Town of Fulton. Deposits shall be made in conformance with § 345.26, Wis. Stats., and Chapter 20. If a particular deposit is not established by § 345.26, Wis. Stats., then the person shall deposit as provided by the Town of Fulton and approved by the Town Board of the Town of Fulton.