Chapter 10.20


10.20.010    Definitions.

10.20.020    Vehicle regulations – Document adopted by reference.

10.20.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:

A. “All-terrain vehicle” means any self-propelled vehicle capable of cross-country travel on or immediately over any one of the following or a combination thereof: land, water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland and other natural terrain. Such vehicles shall include but are not limited to four-wheeled vehicles, motorcycles, amphibious vehicles, ground effects or air cushion vehicles and any other means of land transportation deriving motive power from any source other than muscle or wind; except any vehicle designed primarily for travel on, over, or in the water, farm vehicles, logging vehicles or any military or law enforcement vehicles or firefighting vehicles. This phrase specifically includes those two-wheeled vehicles with engines of 50 cubic centimeters or less displacement, on a wheelbase of 42 inches or less, and which are equipped with wheels of 14 inches or less rim diameter. The intent of this definition is to encompass all vehicles meeting the definition in this section without limitation.

B. “Owner” means the person other than the lien holder, having interest in or title to an all-terrain vehicle, and entitled to the use or possession thereof.

C. “Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation.

D. “Roadway” means any roads generally capable of being traveled on by conventional two-wheel-drive passenger automobiles. It shall not include private roads, abandoned railway grades, skids and other routes generally incapable of being traveled by conventional two-wheel vehicles. (Ord. 351 § 1, 1971).

10.20.020 Vehicle regulations – Document adopted by reference.

No person shall operate, and no owner shall permit the operation of, any all-terrain vehicle as defined in BLMC 10.20.010 upon any roadway within the city, unless the vehicle meets all of the motor vehicle equipment requirements of the Laws of Washington, including display in a prominent place of a proper motor vehicle license (as opposed to an all-terrain vehicle license), and the operator thereof shall be equipped and licensed as the law provided for the operators of regularly licensed motor vehicles of a similar kind and nature.

Chapter 47 of the 1971 Extraordinary Session of the Legislature of the State of Washington is adopted by reference, save and except only those portions thereof which are modified or made more stringent by the text of this chapter, in which event, such sections of Chapter 47 are replaced by the applicable sections of this chapter. (Ord. 351 § 2, 1971).