6-2-3: PRIVATE PARKING LOTS:
   A.   Purposes: The purposes of this section are to promote the safe operation of motor vehicles on public roads and highways and in private parking lots and to protect the public health, safety and general welfare of persons using private parking lots.
   B.   Definitions:
    OPERATING: Controlling or parking a motor vehicle. For the purposes of this section, a motor vehicle located in a private parking lot shall constitute prima facie evidence that the vehicle was operated in such private parking lot.
   PRIVATE PARKING LOT: A parking lot ordinarily used by or accessible to the public, and any driveways connecting such parking lot to a public street or highway, except driveways in zoning districts R1 through R4, inclusive. (1971 Code § 14-7.3) 
   C.   Prohibited Acts: The following acts are prohibited:
      1.   Operating a motor vehicle in a private parking lot without proper motor vehicle equipment as required by Minnesota statutes chapter 169, the highway traffic regulation act.
      2.   Operating a motor vehicle in a private parking lot without proper insurance as required by Minnesota statutes chapter 65B, the no fault automobile insurance act.
      3.   Operating a motor vehicle in a private parking lot without proper vehicle registration as required by Minnesota statutes chapter 168.
      4.   Operating a motor vehicle in a private parking lot without a proper driver's license as required by Minnesota statutes chapter 171. (1971 Code § 14-7.4)