CITY OF DELLWOOD, MISSOURI
1st READING April 12, 2021 BILL NO. BL-2021-02
2nd READING April 12, 2021 ORDINANCE NO. OR-02-2021
AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE, PERMIT, AND OPERATION OF ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES WITHIN THE CITY OF DELLWOOD, MISSOURI.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF DELLWOOD, COUNTY OF SAINT LOUIS, STATE OF MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:
Purpose. This ordinance shall identify rules and regulations regarding the operation of all-terrain vehicles (“ATV”) within the city of Dellwood, Missouri.
Definitions. The definition of the term ATV is as follows:
All-Terrain Vehicles (“ATV”) will be defined as a motorized vehicle limited in electrical or gasoline displacement and that seat individuals by designated capacity of the vehicle. This shall include golf carts, miniature vehicles, and other recreational and utility vehicles of limited capacity. The City will base its category of any such vehicle based on manufacturing use and classification.
Rules and Regulations:
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in this ordinance, upon the streets and highways of this City, except as follows:
1. All-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a governmental entity for official use;
2. All-terrain vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premises purposes between the official sunrise and sunset on the day of operation;
3. All-terrain vehicles whose operators carry a special permit issued by this City to operate same.
No person shall operate an off-road vehicle within any stream or river within this City, except that off-road vehicles may be operated within waterways which flow within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns, or for agricultural purposes within the boundaries of land which an off-road vehicle operator owns or has permission to be upon, or for the purpose of fording such stream or river of this State at such road crossings as are customary or part of the highway system. All Law Enforcement Officials or Peace Officers of this City and its political subdivisions shall enforce the provisions of this Subsection within the geographic area of the City of Dellwood’s jurisdiction.
A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway, pursuant to an exception delineated herein, shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, an all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be dayglow in color.
No person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle:
1. In any careless way so as to endanger the person or property of another;
2. While under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance; or
3. On a sidewalk or pedestrian designated area where operation is unsafe.
This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after the date of its passage.
All acts and parts of Ordinances or Resolutions heretofore adopted by the City in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed insofar as they conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance.
PASSED by the Board of Aldermen and APPROVED by the Mayor of the City of Dellwood, Missouri, this 12th day of April, 2021.