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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed hand peddler to demonstrate, sell or offer for sale any goods, wares or merchandise from any vehicle, or from any box, basket, bag or other container, upon the highways of the city, except in authorized market stands not closer than 20 feet to intersections, elsewhere than at alleys. It shall be unlawful for any person other than a licensed peddler selling from a vehicle, to stand or go upon a roadway for the purpose of there demonstrating, selling or offering for sale any goods, wares, newspapers or merchandise, or of distributing or handing out handbills, cards, leaflets, samples of merchandise, or other similar items. It shall be unlawful for any person, whether licensed as a peddler or not, to demonstrate, sell, or offer for sale, upon any highway within a congested or closely built up portion of the city, except at authorized market stands, any goods, wares or merchandise, other than newspapers.
(B) Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the distribution of non-commercial handbills, cards, leaflets or other literature on sidewalks.
(C) The first violation shall be punishable as a minor misdemeanor, with subsequent offenses punishable as misdemeanors of the first degree.
('91 Code § 114.06) (Ord. 1901-1954, passed 1-21-54; Am. Ord. 01-3135, passed 12-20-01) Penalty, see § 113.99