CHAPTER XIV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XIV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 2. LOCAL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate a vehicle upon the streets, alleys, or roadways within the City of Moundridge in a careless or heedless manner, or in an inattentive manner, or without due caution and circumspection, or in any manner not constituting reckless driving but so as to endanger any person or property. Show of power or exhibition of acceleration shall also constitute careless driving.

(Ord. 788; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation or firm to drive or pull or otherwise transport any tractor or other heavy machinery whose wheels or tracts are equipped with lugs, cleats, on any alley or street within the corporate limits of the City of Moundridge, Kansas, without either planking said streets or alleys or equipping wheels or tracks of said devices which will prevent any injury to the surface of said streets and alleys.

(Ord. 337; Code 2012)

(a)   For the purposes of this ordinance the work “person” shall be deemed to include every natural person or corporation.

(b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a railroad train within the corporate limits of the City of Moundridge, Kansas, at a speed greater than 20 miles per hour.

(Ord. 620; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in the following locations between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m: The 100 Block of North Christian Avenue, the 100 Block of East Cole Street, the 100 and 200 Blocks of South Christian Avenue, and the 100 Block of West Cole Street.

(Ord. 844; Code 2012)

(a)   It shall be unlawful to park any truck with a manufacturers rated capacity of more than one ton, or bus, trailer or truck-trailer combination with an overall length of more than 30 feet, on any street within the corporate limits of the City of Moundridge for a period of time longer than two hours, except that parking for more than two hours is permitted when necessary for the loading or unloading of cargo.

(b)   It shall be unlawful to park any motorized or non-motorized recreational vehicle on any street, alley or right of way within residential districts R-1 and R-2 overnight. In the event that the owner of a recreational vehicle is not a resident of Moundridge an exemption may be granted at the discretion of the police department. In no way will exemptions be granted to circumvent the intent of this section.

(c)   It shall be unlawful to park any trailer on any street, alley or right of way unless it is attached to a legally parked vehicle.

(Ord. 597; Ord. 845; Code 2012)

(a)   It shall be unlawful to operate any truck rated at one ton or larger, or pick-up truck and grain cart combinations, or farm tractors and grain cart or other farm related equipment combinations, or any other truck-trailer combination on any street in the City of Moundridge that is not designated as a truck route, for the express purpose of the conduct of business or trade, except when necessary to deliver or pick up cargo at a site that cannot be reached by following a designated truck route.

(b)   The following streets are hereby designated as Truck Routes:

(1)   The entire length of Christian Street.

(2)   The entire length of Cole Street.

(3)   That portion of Drucilla Street between Hoch Street and the Missouri Pacific ROW.

(4)   That portion of Hirschler Street between Christian Street and Drucilla Street.

(5)   That portion of Edwards Street between Hirschler Street and Thornton Street.

(6)   That portion of Randall Street between Cole Street and the alley between Hirschler and

(7)   Krehbiel Streets.

(8)   The entire length of Hoch Street.

(Ord. 772; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to tum such vehicle across the center line for the purposes of obtaining a parking place on the opposite side of the street from which said driver is traveling.

(Ord. 706; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to tum such vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction anywhere within the corporate limits of the City of Moundridge, Kansas except at an intersection and shall then be made only provided such movement can be made in safety without interfering with other traffic.

(Ord. 706; Code 2012)

It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to back out of a parked position and cross the center line to travel in the opposite direction of which they are parked.

(Ord. 706; Code 2012)

(a)   The words and phrases “All-Terrain Vehicle”, and “Owner” shall have the meaning prescribed to such word or phrase in Article l to the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities” as prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, as adopted by the governing body.

(b)   Subject to the restrictions noted below, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the City. In addition, the owner or operator of the ATV must obey all City traffic ordinances. If an ATV is operated between the sunset and sunrise, said ATV shall be equipped with equipped with lights as required by law for motorcycles.

(c)   With the exception of crossing from one side to the other in the most direct route, all ATVs may not be operated on interstate highways, federal highways, and state highways located within the corporate limits of the city which is State Highway K-260 (known as N. Christian Ave. and E. Cole Street)

(d)   The owner or operation of the ATV must provide motor vehicle liability insurance coverage on such A TV as required for a motor vehicle in accordance with the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparation Act, K.S.A. 40-3101 et seq.

(e)   Notwithstanding the restrictions noted above, an ATV may be operated at any time by law enforcement for law enforcement purposes or when used in a parade authorized by the City governing body or by City Personnel in connection with city work or maintenance.

(f)   Notwithstanding the restrictions noted above, ATVs owned and operated by a county noxious weed department, or ATVs owned and operated by persons contracting with a county noxious weed department or the Kansas department of transportation may be allowed to operate such ATVs upon the right-of-way of any federal highway or state highway for the purpose of eradicating noxious weeds and such ATVs may be operated incidentally upon such federal highway or state highway.

(g)   Work-Site Utility Vehicles. Subject to the restrictions and requirements noted in this section, Work-site utility vehicles as defined in K.S.A. 8-1493 may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the City. In addition, work-site utility vehicles must display a slow moving vehicle emblem on the rear of the vehicle. The slow-moving vehicle emblem shall be mounted and displayed in compliance with K.S.A. 8-1717 and amendments thereto.

(h)   No person shall operate an ATV or work-site utility vehicle on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the City unless such person has a valid driver's license.

(i)    No passengers will be allowed on an ATV or work-site utility vehicle unless the vehicle is manufactured as a two person unit. Any passenger under age 18 is required to wear a helmet.

(j)    Violation of this section is punishable by a mandatory fine of $150 for the first offense and $300 for the second and subsequent offences.

(k)   Any provisions of the Standard Traffic Ordinances of the City of Moundridge, Kansas, as adopted or amended from year to year, that is in conflict herewith, is repealed.

(Ord. 918)