MOTORCYCLES, ATV, BICYCLE INFORMATION

 
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All Missouri State Laws are in effect through the assimilated crime act, in addition to Fort Leonard Wood regulations.

 

MOTORCYCLES (FLW Regulation 190-5)

2-7. Operating Motorcycles, MOPEDs, and Off-Road Vehicles to include ATVs.

a. (Punitive) The operation of these type vehicles will comply with the following:

(1) Operators must be at least 16 years old and possess a valid driver’s license for the equipment being operated.

(2 Motorcycle operators must successfully complete a Motorcycle Safety Foundation or other approved rider or operator safety course. This course must meet the requirements of DOD 6055.4 paragraph E3.2.3.1. Failure to provide proof of completion of an approved course may result in the denial of access to the installation.

(3) Motorcycle operators will ride only on the permanently attached seat. Operators will not carry another person on a motorcycle unless the motorcycle is designed to carry more than one person. Passengers must ride on the permanent and regular seat (if designed for two persons) or on another seat firmly attached to the motorcycle at the rear or to the side of the operator.

(4) Persons riding on a motorcycle must sit facing forward with one leg on each side of the motorcycle.

(5) Motorcycle operators will not carry bundles, packages, or other articles that prevent them from keeping both hands on the handlebars.

(6) Motorcycle passengers will not interfere with the operation or control of the motorcycle or the view of the operator.

(7) Motorcycle riders will not attach themselves or the motorcycle to any other vehicle on the road.

(8) Operation will not be within any pedestrian area to include sidewalks and crosswalks.

(9) No more than two such vehicles shall ride abreast, except during lawful passing.

(10) Operators and passengers must wear the following equipment when the vehicle is in operation:

(a) Helmets: Certified to meet Department of Transportation (DOT) standards properly fastened under the chin.

(b) Goggles and Face Shields. Impact or shatter resistant goggles or full-face shield properly attached to helmet. A windshield or eyeglasses alone are not proper eye protection.

(c) Footwear. Leather boots or over the ankle, shoes are mandatory.

(d) Clothing. Long sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers, and full-fingered gloves or mittens designed for use on a motorcycle.

(e) Garment Visibility. Reflective vest or belt visible both night and day from both the front and from rear. The vest or belt must be a minimum of 75 square inches of brightly colored reflective material on the upper torso. Operators must wear the following equipment:

b. Motorcycle operators –

(1) May use a full lane. Drivers of other vehicles will not deprive motorcycles of a lane.

(2) Will not drive between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines of vehicles.

(3) Operate vehicle with headlight on at all times.

(4) Operate vehicle with rearview mirrors attached on each side of the vehicle/handle bars.

c. A motorcycle or MOPED owner may be subject to disciplinary action if they allow an individual to operate the vehicle when -

(1) Driving privileges are suspended or revoked.

(2) The AMSC has not been completed.

(3) Not in possession of a valid drivers license.

(4) Not wearing safety gear as stated above.

d. Operators of three and four-wheeled ATVs and other

off-road vehicles must comply with the following:

(1) Wear the same protective gear as required of motorcycle operators, if the vehicle is capable of attaining a speed of 10 MPH or greater.

(2) Operate the vehicle on streets and roadways of FLW only when it is registered with the state.

(3) Operate the vehicle only in areas designated and appropriately marked.

(4) Be subject to the same punitive and administrative sanctions as drivers of motor vehicles.

(5) In addition to state laws and regulations, comply with AR 200-3 concerning authorized use, operation and owner responsibility.

2-8. Operation of Bicycles.

a. Bicycles shall be operated on this installation in accordance with good safety practices and the general rules of operation of all vehicles on the public roads and highways.

b. Bicyclists will –

(1) Ride only on a seat attached to the bike.

(2) Carry only the number of people the bicycle is designed and equipped to carry. Passengers must sit in an authorized, attached seat. Tandem bicycles may carry as many passengers as there are seats and sets of pedals.  Bicycle infant seats must be securely fastened to the bicycle

(3) Not carry bundles, packages, or other articles that prevent the bicyclist from keeping at least one hand on the handlebars.

(4) Not ride a bicycle while using a cell (mobile) phone.

(5) Ride as far to the right of the road as is possible.

(6) Bicyclists will not ride other than astride the bicycle seat except that standing on the pedals is permitted.

(7) Bicyclists will not ride more than two abreast on a roadway.

(8) Be careful when passing a stopped vehicle or a vehicle going in the same direction.

(9) Bicycles will not be parked upon a street or sidewalk.

(10) All personnel, including children riding in carriers, attached, or towed, must wear a helmet that has been tested and meets the uniform safety standard issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), or one or more of the voluntary bicycle helmet standards like ASTM, Snell or ANSI.

c. Bicycles shall not be operated during the hours of darkness unless equipped with the following:

(1) A white head light facing front that is visible for a distance of 500 feet.

(2) A red light facing rear that is visible for a distance of 600 feet.

(3) Reflective vest or belt visible at night from both front and rear views.

d. Comply with post traffic regulations at all times when operating a bicycle on the reservation. In addition, sponsors of family members will ensure that any family member operating a bicycle is fully aware of post traffic regulations and is capable of operating a bicycle safely on the streets of the installation. The use of listening devices (i.e., earphones, earplugs) while operating a bicycle on the installation is prohibited.