(A)   Traffic laws to apply. 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 those provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application.
   (B)   Riding on motorcycles.
      (1)   The operator of a motorcycle shall ride only astride the permanent or regular seat or saddle attached thereto, and the operator shall not permit more than one other person to ride thereon nor shall such other person ride on the motorcycle unless it is designed to carry two people, in which event the passenger shall also ride astride the permanent and regular seat or saddle if it is designed for two persons, or astride another seat or saddle firmly attached to the motorcycle behind the operator; however, any seat or saddle designed for a passenger must be equipped with permanent hand grips and, in addition, the motorcycle must be equipped with foot rests adjusted to fit such passenger. A side car may be attached to a motorcycle in which additional persons may ride.
      (2)   A person shall ride upon a motorcycle only while sitting astride the seat, facing forward, with one leg on each side of the motorcycle.
      (3)   No person shall operate a motorcycle while carrying any package, bundle or other article which prevents him from keeping both hands on the handlebars.
      (4)   No operator of any motorcycle 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.
   (C)   Operation of motorcycles.
      (1)   All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane, and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive a motorcycle of the full use of lane. This subsection shall not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.
      (2)   The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.
      (3)   No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lanes or roads of vehicles.
      (4)   Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane.
(Ord. 306, passed 12-7-1970)