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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any all-terrain or utility vehicle on the city streets or alleys in the city until the owner has demonstrated proof of insurance to the City Clerk and obtained an insurance decal for each vehicle for the current year. The City Clerk will issue a decal for the current year that must be either on the person of the individual driving the vehicle or in or on the vehicle itself at all times it is on a city street or alley. The city will charge a fee of $20 for the issuance of the first permit and $5 for each additional permit. The additional permit will be allowed for any additional all-terrain or utility vehicle on the insurance policy of the person registering. The certificate shall be an annual permit from January 1 through December 31 of each year. The operator shall have until February 1 of each year to renew the certificate.
(B) An all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle shall not be operated on any controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes, and the crossing of any controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes shall not be permitted. Divisions (C), (E), and (F) of this section authorize and apply to operation of all-terrain vehicle or utility-type vehicle only on streets or highways other than a controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes. An all-terrain or utility-type vehicle may be operated in accordance with the operating requirements of division (C) below within the corporate limits of a city.
(C) An all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle may be operated in accordance with the operating requirements of division (B) of this section when such operation occurs only between the hours of sunrise and sunset. Any person operating an all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle as authorized in division (B) of this section shall have a valid Class O operator's license or a farm permit as provided in Neb. RS 60-4,126, shall have liability insurance coverage for the all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle while operating the all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle on a street or highway, and shall not operate such vehicle at a speed in excess of 30 miles per hour. The person operating the all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle shall provide proof of such insurance coverage to any peace officer requesting such proof within five days of such a request. When operating an all-terrain vehicle or utility-type vehicle as authorized in division (B) of this section, the headlight and taillight of the vehicle shall be on and the vehicle shall be equipped with a bicycle safety flag which extends not less than five feet above ground attached to the rear of such vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than 30 square inches and shall be day-glow in color.
(D) All-terrain vehicles and utility-type vehicles may be operated without complying with division (C) of this section on streets and highways in parades which have been authorized by the State of Nebraska, any department, board or commission of the state or the City of Loup City.
(E) Subject to division (B) of this section, the crossing of a highway shall be permitted by an all-terrain vehicle or a utility-type vehicle without complying with division (C) of this section only if:
(1) The crossing is made at an angle of approximately 90 degrees to the direction of the highway and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing;
(2) The vehicle is brought to a complete stop before crossing the shoulder or roadway of the highway;
(3) The operator yields the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic that constitutes an immediate potential hazard;
(4) In crossing a divided highway, the crossing is made only at an intersection of such highway with another highway; and
(5) Both the headlight and taillight of the vehicle are on when the crossing is made.
(F) All-terrain vehicles and utility-type vehicles may be operated outside the corporate limits of the municipality by electric utility personnel within the course of their employment in accordance with the operation requirements of division (C) of this section, except that the operation of the vehicle pursuant to this division need not be limited to the hours between sunrise and sunset.
(1990 Code, § 5-502) (Ord. 616, passed 9-4-2007; Ord. 669, passed 11-8-2011; Ord. 761, passed 11-3-2015) Penalty, see § 72.99
Related state law provisions, see Neb. RS 60-6,356