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Scooters - Municipal Code

12.12.055 Motorized foot scooters.

In addition to any regulations or restrictions imposed under state law, the use of motorized foot scooters within the city of Kirkland must comply with the following regulations and restrictions:

(1) Motorized foot scooters may not be used on sidewalks or within city parks.

(2) Motorized foot scooters may not be used on public rights-of-way with speed limits greater than twenty-five miles per hour.

(3) Motorized foot scooters in use at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear of a type approved by the state patrol which shall be visible from all distances up to six hundred feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector. A light-emitting diode flashing taillight visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear may also be used in addition to the red reflector.

(4) The operator of a motorized foot scooter must be at least fifteen years old to use a motorized foot scooter upon allowed public rights-of-way.

(5) The operator of a motorized foot scooter must wear a helmet that meets or exceeds safety standards for bicycle helmets as currently adopted, or as subsequently revised, by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

(6) No person shall transport another person on or in tow of a motorized scooter. (Ord. 3948 § 2, 2004)

12.12.060 Penalty.

A violation of this chapter is a traffic infraction, whether or not the act at issue occurred upon a roadway. The penalty for any infraction established by this chapter shall be fifty dollars. (Ord. 3960 § 1, 2004: Ord. 3200 § 1 (part), 1990)

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