A.   No person shall operate any motorcycle on any street or highway within this City unless the person and any passenger is wearing eye goggles or eyeglasses made of safety glass or plastic lens.
   B.   Any motorcycle carrying a passenger, other than in a sidecar or enclosed cab, shall be equipped with footrests for the passengers.
   C.   Every person operating a motorcycle shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under this chapter, except as to special regulations and except as to those provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application.
   D.   A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular attached seat, and the operator shall not carry any other person, nor shall any other person ride on a motorcycle unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may ride upon the permanent seat if designed for two (2) persons, or upon another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle at the rear or side of the operator.
   E.   A person shall ride upon a motorcycle only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on either side of the motorcycle.
   F.   No person shall operate a motorcycle while carrying packages, bundles or other articles which prevent the person from keeping both hands on the handlebars.
   G.   No person shall carry any person, nor shall any person ride, in a position that will interfere with the operation or control of the motorcycle or the view of the operator.
   H.   All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a traffic lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a traffic lane. This subsection shall not apply to motorcycles operated two (2) abreast in a single lane.
   I.   The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake or pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.
   J.   No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
   K.   Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two (2) abreast in a single lane.
   L.   Subsections I and J of this section shall not apply to police officers in the performance of their official duties.
   M.   No person riding upon a motorcycle shall attach the person or the motorcycle to any other vehicle on the roadway. (1968 Code §6-23-13; Ord. 75-86; Ord. 77-111; Ord. 88-151; Ord. 01-42; Ord. 21-23)