(a) For the purposes of this section the following phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them below.
MOTOR VEHICLE. A vehicle, including a trailer operated or designated for operation upon a public highway by power other than muscular power which has more than two (2) wheels. MOTOR VEHICLE does not include a motorcycle, or a moped as defined in Section 32b of Act 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, as amended, being MCLA § 257.32b, and MSA § 9.1832(2).
MOTORCYCLE. A vehicle having a saddle or seat for the use of the rider, designed to travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact with the ground, which is equipped with a motor that exceeds fifty (50) cubic centimeters piston displacement. The wheels on any attachment to the vehicle shall not be considered as wheels in contact with the ground. MOTORCYCLE does not include a moped, as defined by Section 32b of Act 300 of the Public Acts of 1949, as amended, being MCLA § 257.32b, and MSA § 9.1832(2).
SECURITY FOR THE PAYMENT OF BENEFITS. Any policy of insurance, certificate of self-insurance as issued by the Secretary of State or any other method affording security equivalent to that afforded by a policy of insurance, if proof of the security is approved by the Secretary of State and filed and continuously maintained with the Secretary of State throughout the registration period of a particular vehicle, as required by Michigan State Law, being Public Act 294 of the Michigan Public Acts of 1972, as amended, being MCLA §§ 500.3101 et seq., and MSA §§ 24.13101 et seq.
(b) (1) The owner or registrant of a motor vehicle required to be registered in this State shall maintain security for the payment of benefits under personal protection insurance, property protection insurance and residual liability insurance. Such security shall be in effect continuously during the period of registration of the motor vehicle.
(2) The owner or registrant of a motor vehicle who is not a resident of the State of Michigan, whose vehicle is not registered with the State of Michigan, shall not operate or permit the vehicle to be operated within the City of Flint for an aggregate of more than thirty (30) days for any calendar year unless he or she maintains security for the payment of benefits as required by Michigan State law.
(3) Any owner or registrant of a motorcycle shall provide security as required by Michigan State law against loss resulting from liability imposed by law for property damage, bodily injury or death suffered by a person arising out of the ownership, maintenance or use of that motorcycle. Such security shall comply with the requirements set forth in MCLA § 500.3009.
(c) Any owner or registrant of a motor vehicle or a motorcycle as defined above, which is required by this section or by any section of Act 294 of the Public Acts of 1972, as amended, to maintain appropriate security, who operates such motor vehicle or motorcycle or permits it to be operated upon a public highway within the City of Flint without having the required security in full force and effect shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(d) Any other person who operates a motor vehicle, or a motorcycle as defined above upon a public highway in this City with the knowledge that the owner or registrant of such vehicle does not have the required security in full force and effect is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(Ord. 2827, passed 3-8-1982)
Insurance Code of 1956, see MCLA 500.3101 et seq., 500.3101a, 500.3009 et seq.
Michigan Vehicle Code, see MCLA 257.32b