Section 14-5 Use of coasters, roller skates and similar devices.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21155 on 11/21/2011, Section 14-5 read as follows.
(a) No person upon roller skates,
or riding in or by means of any coaster, skateboard
or similar device shall go upon any
roadway, alley or
within boundaries defined
as follows: on both sides of the streets outlined in the special business district and extending
from Fifth Street eastward,
or public parking lots and garages within the
boundaries of the
Central Business District.
(b) No person upon roller skates, or riding in
or by means of any coaster, skateboard, toy
vehicle or similar device shall go upon any arterial or collector street within the city limits.
) Wherever the use of roller skates, coasters, skateboards
, toy vehicles
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
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 of traffic;
(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 §
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 300.090.