Chapter 14 MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC*
Section 14-5 Use of coasters, roller skates and similar devices.
(a) No person upon roller skates,
or riding in or by means of any coaster, skateboard or
similar device shall go upon any sidewalk or public parking lots and garages within the
boundaries of the Central Business District.
(b) Wherever the use of roller skates,
coasters, skateboards or similar device upon a street,
sidewalk or alley is not prohibited, the person using such device shall be granted all the rights
and be subject to all the duties applicable to bicyclists including the duty to obey all traffic
control devices and signs.
(c) Every person using roller skates,
skateboards, coasters or similar devices upon any
sidewalk or public path shall use the device in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of
speed no greater than is reasonable under the conditions existing at the point of operation, taking
into account the amount and character of pedestrian traffic, grade and width of sidewalk or
public path, and condition of surface. Every person using these devices upon a sidewalk or
public path shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and shall not otherwise endanger or
interfere with normal pedestrian traffic.
(d) All persons who use roller skates,
skateboards, coasters or similar devices on any road,
street or alley shall:
(1) Stay as far to the right of the
road, street or alley as possible, except when necessary to
make a left hand turn;
(2) Operate the device with the flow
(3) Operate the device in a careful
and prudent manner;
(4) Wear reflective clothing including,
at a minimum, the attachment of a rear-facing red
reflector on the back of the person, at least two (2) square inches in reflective surface area, 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 during the period from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before
(5) Be equipped with a front-facing
lamp on the front of the person 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 during the period from one-half hour after
sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.
(Code 1964, § 12.085; Ord. No. 11836, § 1, 4-4-88, Ord. No. 14126 §
1, 7-5-94; Ord. No. 21155,
§ 1, 11-21-11)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.090.
(Ord. 21155, Amended, 11/21/2011, Prior Text)