(A)   Definition. For the purpose of this section, the following definition shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   MOPED. 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 rated 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 miles per hour.
   (B)   Every person shall, before operating a moped upon a street located within the geographical boundaries of Jefferson County, be 16 years of age or older and must secure and have in his or her possession a valid operator’s license or instruction permit as provided in KRS Chapter 186.
   (C)   Parents or legal guardians of any minor under the age of 18 years shall not authorize or permit such minor to violate any provision of this chapter under circumstance where the parent or guardian knew or should have known of such violation.
   (D)   No person shall operate or ride as a passenger on a moped unless that person wears approved protective headgear and an approved eye protective device required for motorcycle operators and passengers, which protective headgear meets the minimum requirements prescribed by the Secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet under 601 KAR 14:010.
   (E)   No person shall operate or ride as a passenger on a moped except on a seat permanently attached to that moped and specifically designed to carry the operator or passenger in a safe manner and except when using a foot rest permanently attached to that moped and specifically designed to carry that person in a safe manner.
   (F)   No operator of any moped on a Jefferson County street shall drive the moped abreast of any operator of any other vehicle while in the same lane as that vehicle.
   (G)   No operator of any moped shall drive the vehicle upon or within any public park or public school real property within the geographical boundaries of Jefferson County unless a designated path or roadway exists therein as determined and posted by the appropriate authority or public body entitled under law to exercise control in such area, or unless general vehicular operation is otherwise permitted.
   (H)   No operator of any moped shall drive the vehicle upon any sidewalk within the geographical boundaries of Jefferson County.
   (I)   All operators of mopeds on Jefferson County streets shall use the appropriate light signals when stopping or turning.
   (J)   No moped shall be operated on Jefferson County streets unless it is equipped with:
      (1)   At least one and not more than two headlamps which shall comply with the requirements and limitations of KRS 189.040.
      (2)   One red light, which when lighted or a red reflector, which upon illumination, is visible for at least 500 feet.
      (3)   At least one white reflector on each side of both the front and rear wheel and which, upon illumination, are visible by approaching vehicles from a distance of at least 100 feet.
      (4)   A horn or other device capable of making an abrupt sound sufficiently loud to be heard under all ordinary traffic conditions.
      (5)   An exhaust system where applicable, incorporating a muffler or other mechanical device for the purpose of reducing engine noise. The system shall be securely attached and located so as not to interfere with the operation of the moped. Shielding shall be provided to prevent inadvertent bodily contact with the exhaust system during normal operation. No modification of said system shall be made which would effectively defeat the purposes of this provision.
      (6)   A flag attached to a vertical pole of not less than four feet in length.
      (7)   A rear view mirror.
   (K)   The operator of a moped upon any Jefferson County street shall operate the vehicle in a careful manner, with regard for the safety and convenience of pedestrians and other vehicles upon the street.
   (L)   No person shall authorize or knowingly permit a moped owned or controlled by him or her to be driven by any person who has no legal right to drive it.
   (M)   All retail moped dealers shall display at all times in a prominent place a printed card at least 8 inches by 11 inches in size which shall display, in 30 point or larger type, the following:
      (1)   Persons under the age of 16 may not operate a moped on a public highway, road, street or avenue.
      (2)   Persons operating a moped on a public highway, road, street or avenue must have in their possession a valid motor vehicle operator’s license as required by KRS 186.410.
(1994 Jeff. Code, § 71.26) (Jeff. Ord. 13-1988, adopted and effective 6-28-1988; Jeff. Am. Ord. 23-1988, adopted and effective 10-11-1988; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 99-2007, approved 6-4-2007; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 112-2019, approved 8-26-2019) Penalty, see § 74.99