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Title XIX MOTOR VEHICLES, WATERCRAFT AND AVIATION

Chapter 304

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  304.033.  Recreational off-highway vehicles, operation on highways prohibited, exceptions — operation within streams and rivers prohibited, exceptions — license required for operation, exception. — 1.  No person shall operate a recreational off-highway vehicle, as defined in section 301.010, upon the highways of this state, except as follows:

  (1)  Recreational off-highway vehicles owned and operated by a governmental entity for official use;

  (2)  Recreational off-highway vehicles operated for agricultural purposes or industrial on-premises purposes;

  (3) Recreational off-highway vehicles operated within three miles of the operator's primary residence.  The provisions of this subdivision shall not authorize the operation of a recreational off-highway vehicle in a municipality unless such operation is authorized by such municipality as provided for in subdivision (5) of this subsection;

  (4)  Recreational off-highway vehicles operated by handicapped persons for short distances occasionally only on the state's secondary roads;

  (5)  Governing bodies of cities may issue special permits to licensed drivers for special uses of recreational off-highway vehicles on highways within the city limits.  Fees of fifteen dollars may be collected and retained by cities for such permits;

  (6)  Governing bodies of counties may issue special permits to licensed drivers for special uses of recreational off-highway vehicles on county roads within the county.  Fees of fifteen dollars may be collected and retained by the counties for such permits.

  2.  No person shall operate a recreational off-highway vehicle within any stream or river in this state, except that recreational off-highway vehicles may be operated within waterways which flow within the boundaries of land which a recreational off-highway vehicle operator owns, or for agricultural purposes within the boundaries of land which a recreational off-highway vehicle operator owns or has permission to be upon, or for the purpose of fording such stream or river of this state at such road crossings as are customary or part of the highway system.  All law enforcement officials or peace officers of this state and its political subdivisions or department of conservation agents or department of natural resources park rangers shall enforce the provisions of this subsection within the geographic area of their jurisdiction.

  3.  A person operating a recreational off-highway vehicle on a highway pursuant to an exception covered in this section shall have a valid operator's or chauffeur's license, except that a handicapped person operating such vehicle pursuant to subdivision (4) of subsection 1 of this section, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle.  An individual shall not operate a recreational off-highway vehicle upon * a highway in this state without displaying a lighted headlamp and a lighted tail lamp.  A person may not operate a recreational off-highway vehicle upon a highway of this state unless such person wears a seat belt.  When operated on a highway, a recreational off-highway vehicle shall be equipped with a roll bar or roll cage construction to reduce the risk of injury to an occupant of the vehicle in case of the vehicle's rollover.

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(L. 2012 H.B. 1251 merged with H.B. 1402 merged with H.B. 1647 merged with H.B. 1807, et al. merged with S.B. 470 merged with S.B. 480)

*Words "upon on" appear here in original rolls of H.B. 1807, et al., 2012.


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