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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BICYCLE. A vehicle with two wheels tandem, handlebars, a saddle seat and pedals by which it is propelled by the operator.
FOOT SCOOTER. A vehicle with two wheels that are no more than ten inches in diameter, has handlebars and is propelled solely by the operator of the vehicle.
GOLF CART. Any self-propelled vehicle that:
(1) Is designed for the transportation of players or maintaining equipment on a golf course, while engaged in the playing of golf, supervising the play of golf or maintaining the condition of the grounds on a golf-course;
(2) Has a minimum of four wheels;
(3) Is designed to operate at a speed of not more than 35 mph;
(4) Is designed to carry not more than six persons, including the driver;
(5) Has a maximum gross vehicle weight of 2,500 pounds;
(6) Has a maximum rated payload capacity of 1,200 pounds; and
(7) Meets the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles set forth in 49 C.F.R. § 571.500.
LOW-SPEED VEHICLE. A motor vehicle that:
(1) Is self-propelled using an electric motor, combustion-driven motor or a combination thereof;
(2) Is four-wheeled;
(3) Is designed to operate at a speed not to exceed 25 mph as certified by the manufacture;
(4) The vehicle meets the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low-speed vehicles set forth in 49 C.F.R. part 565;
(5) The vehicle displays a 17-character vehicle identification number that meets the requirements set forth in 49 C.F.R. 565; and
(6) The low-speed vehicle has not been modified to increase its speed above its original standard manufactured limit.
MOPED. Either a motorized bicycle, whose frame design may include one or more horizontal crossbars supporting a fuel tank so long as it also has pedals, or a motorized bicycle with a step-through type frame which may or may not have pedals rate no more than two brake horsepower, a cylinder capacity not exceeding 50 cubic centimeters, an automatic transmission not requiring clutching or shifting by the operator after the drive system is engaged and capable of a maximum speed of not more than 30 mph.
(1) Any motor driven vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the operator and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, but excluding tractors and vehicles on which the operator and passengers ride in an enclosed cab; and
(2) Motorized scooters with a cylinder capacity exceeding 50 cubic centimeters or that are capable of operating a maximum speed of more than 30 mph are classified as MOTORCYCLES for purposes of this chapter.
MOTORIZED SCOOTER. A vehicle with two wheels that are no more than ten inches in diameter, has handlebars, is propelled by a gas or electric motor and is designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator.
OPERATOR. Any person in actual control of a bicycle, foot scooter, moped, motorized scooter or motorcycle upon a highway.
UTILITY VEHICLE. A vehicle designed and manufactured for general maintenance, security and landscaping purposes, but does not include any vehicle designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property on a street or highway, a golf cart or an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in KRS 189.010.
(1984 Code, § 74.01) (Ord. O-60-04, passed 10-12-2004; Ord. O-25-17, passed 10-24-2017; Ord. O-32-18, passed 8-28-2018)