CHAPTER XV. TRAFFICCHAPTER XV. TRAFFIC\ARTICLE 1. STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

There is hereby incorporated by reference for the purpose of regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Anthony, Kansas, and property under its jurisdiction and control, that certain standard traffic ordinance known as the “Standard Traffic Ordinance For Kansas Cities,” Edition of 2015, prepared and published in book form by the League of Kansas Municipalities, Topeka, Kansas, save and except such articles, sections, parts or portions as are hereafter omitted, deleted, modified or changed. No less than three copies of said STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE shall be marked or stamped “Official Copy as Adopted by Ordinance No. G-2819,” with all sections or portions thereof intended to be omitted or changed clearly marked to show any such omission or change and to which shall be attached a copy of this section, and filed with the City Clerk to be open to inspection and available to the public at all reasonable hours. The Police Department, Municipal Judge, and all administrative departments of the City charged with enforcement of this article shall be supplied, at cost of the City, any number of official copies of such standard traffic ordinance, similarly marked, as may be deemed necessary.

(Ord. G-2769; Ord. 2773; Ord. 2796; Ord. 2812; Ord. G-2819; Code 2016)

Amendments to the Standard Traffic Ordinance incorporated by section 15-101 of this article, shall be as follows:

(a)   Section 29a - Careless Driving shall be added:  No person shall operate or halt any vehicle in such a manner as to indicate a careless or heedless disregard for the rights or safety of others, or on such manner as to endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property. Every person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished as provided in section 201.

(b)   Section 51-U Turns, Where Prohibited-shall be amended by the addition of the following paragraph: It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to make a U tum at the intersection of Main Street with Kansas Avenue, Bluff Avenue, Jennings Avenue, Anthony Avenue or Springfield Avenue.

(c)   Section 85(a)(l)-Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited in Specified Places-shall be amended to read as follows:

(1)   On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street or to double park a vehicle in the regulated area of Main Street and the first block adjacent to Main Street of the intersecting avenues of Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas Avenue, Bluff Avenue, Jennings Avenue, Anthony Avenue or Springfield Avenue.

(d)   Section 114.l (a) (2) Unlawful Operation of All-Terrain Vehicle

(a)    Definition: “All-Terrain Vehicles”, also known as ATV’s are defined as any motorized non-highway vehicle 45 inches or less in width, having a dry weight of 650 pounds or less, traveling on three or more low pressure tires and having a seat designed to he straddled by the operator. As used in this section, “low-pressure tires” means any pneumatic tire six inches or more in width, designed for use on wheels with rim diameter of 12 inches or less and utilizing an operating pressure of 10 pounds per square inch or less, as recommended by the manufacturer.

(b)   No All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) may be operated within the city limits of the City of Anthony, to include any street, highway, alley, right of way or public property.

(c)    Exceptions: Exceptions to the provision of (b) above are as follows:

(1)   A person may operate such a vehicle on real property owned by the person or upon private property with the written permission of the ov.1ner of said real property.

(2)   Operation of an All-Terrain Vehicle during the course of his employment with a utility company, subject to limitation of operation between the hours of sunrise and sunset.

(3)   Exemptions for the operation of All-Terrain Vehicles may be granted, on a case by case basis, for such reasons as traffic control for parades or other functions in the public interest, by the Chief of Police, the Governing Body, or their designee. Said exceptions shall be limited to begin no more than one (1) hour prior to the start of the function and shall expire not more than one (1) hour after the conclusion of the function. Request for exemption shall be made in writing, setting forth the time, date, location and number of vehicles and persons involved, and shall include proof of insurance for operation of an All-Terrain Vehicle.

(4)   Before a permit is issued the owner of said vehicle must provide the following:

(1)   A Certificate of Title issued by the Kansas Department of Revenue showing ownership.

(2)   A valid Driver’s License.

(e)   Section 114.2 (a) (2) Unlawful Operation of Micro-Utility Trucks.

(a)    Micro-utility trucks may be operated upon the public highways, street, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city so long as they comply with the equipment requirements under the provisions of Article 17, Chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and Amendments thereto. With the exception of crossing from one side to the other in the most direct route, micro-utility trucks may not be operated on interstate highways, federal highways, and state highways located within the corporate limits of the city which are Highways K-44 known as Main Street; K-2 known as LL&G and West Main; and K-179 known as Jennings Street.

(b)   “Micro-utility truck” means any motor vehicle which is not less than 48 inches in width, has an overall length, including the bumper, of not more than 144 inches, has an unladen weight, including fuel and fluids, or more than 1,500 pounds, can exceed 40 mph as originally manufactured and is manufactured with a metal cab. “Micro utility truck” does not include a work-site utility vehicle.

(c)    Every person operating micro-utility trucks on the public highways, streets, road or alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a motor vehicle imposed by law, including Section 200 of the Standard Traffic Ordinance, then in effect, which requires liability insurance and which is expressly made applicable herein to micro-utility trucks.

(3)   Roadways Laned for Traffic

(a)    All micro-utility trucks are entitled to full use of a lane, and no motor vehicle shall be driver in such a manner as to deprive any micro-utility truck of the full use of a lane.

(b)   The operator of a micro-utility truck shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.

(c)    No person shall opera1e a micro-utility truck between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

(4)   Valid Driver’s License, Certificate of Title Insurance, and Registration Required; Penalty

(a)    Every owner of a micro-utility truck, before operating said vehicle on the public highways, streets, roads or alleys within the corporate limits of the city, shall register said vehicle with the city and obtain a non-transferable registration decal which must be displayed in a highly visible location on the rear window of said vehicle. The registration decal will be issued by the Anthony Police Department and be valid through December 31st of the year for which it is issued and an annual fee of $25.00 shall be assessed.

(b)   Before the Anthony Police Department issues an annual registration decal for a micro-utility truck, the owner of said vehicle must provide the following:

(1)   A certificate of title issued by the Kansas Department of Revenue showing ownership:

(2)   Proof of motor vehicle liability insurance in accordance with the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act; and

(3)   A valid driver’s license.

(Ord. G-2769, Sec. 2; Ord. 2773; Ord. 2781; Ord. 2785; Ord. 2796; Ord. 2812; Ord. G-2819; Code 2016)

(a)   An ordinance traffic infraction is a violation of any section of this article that prescribes or requires the same behavior as that prescribed or required by a statutory provision that is classified as a traffic infraction in K.S.A. 8-2118.

(b)   All traffic violations which are included within this article, arid which are not ordinance traffic infractions as defined in subsection (a) of this section, shall be considered traffic offenses.

(Ord. G-2769, Sec. 3; Ord. 2773; Ord. 2781; Ord. 2796; Ord. 2812; Ord. G-2819; Code 2016)

The fine for violation of an ordinance traffic infraction or any other traffic offense for which the municipal judge establishes a fine in a fine schedule shall not exceed $1,000.00 and court costs in the amount of $98.00.

(Ord. G-2769, Sec. 4; Ord. 2773; Ord. 2775; Ord. 2781; Ord. 2792; Ord. 2796; Ord. 2812; Ord. G-2819; Code 2016)

(a)   Work-site utility vehicles may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city.

(b)   “Work-site utility vehicle” means any motor vehicle which is not less than 48 inches in width, has an overall length, including the bumper, of not more than 135 inches, has an unladen weight, including fuel and fluids, of more than 800 pounds and is equipped with four or more low pressure tires, a steering wheel and bench or bucket type seating allowing at least two people to sit side-by-side, and may be equipped with a bed or cargo box for hauling materials.

(c)   It shall be unlawful to operate any work-site utility vehicle on any public highway, street, road or alley unless such vehicle shall comply with the equipment requirements under the provision of Article 17, Chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. However, work-site utility vehicles complying with the provisions of Article 18, Chapter 8 need not be registered pursuant to Article 1, Chapter 8 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated to operate on public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city.

(d)   Every person operating a work-site utility vehicle on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law.

(e)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a work-site utility vehicle in any manner, which violates the provisions in this section. A violation of this section shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction.

(Ord. G-2769, Sec. 5; Ord. 2773; Ord. 2781; Ord. 2796; Ord. 2812; Ord. G-2819; Code 2016)

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a 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.

(Ord. G-2769, Sec. 6; Ord. 2773; Ord. 2781; Ord. 2796; Ord. 2812; Ord. G-2819; Code 2016)