The Trenton Police Department wants all area residents to be aware of city ordinances surrounding the use of All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Utility Vehicles (UTVs) on city streets. Click here to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk with Trenton Chief of Police Tommy Wright:
Vehicles are required to have orange, triangular flags attached and at least seven feet off the ground. Permits can be obtained by citizens at Trenton City Hall. For more information call the Trenton Police Department at 660-359-5557.
Press Release from the Trenton Police Department
June 19, 2013
ATV/UTV Safety Flags
Chief Tommy Wright of the Trenton Police Department wants to remind All Terrain Vehicle Drivers of the City of Trenton Ordinance that they obtain a permit and have a bicycle safety flag mounted on their ATV or UTV.
Current city ordinance, SECTION 340.100, concerning safety flags states;
A person operating an all-terrain vehicle on a street or highway pursuant to an exception covered in this Section shall have a valid operator’s or chauffeur’s license, but shall not be required to have passed an examination for the operation of a motorcycle, and the vehicle shall be operated at speeds of less than thirty (30) miles per hour. When operated on a street or highway, an all-terrain vehicle shall have a bicycle safety flag, which extends not less than seven (7) feet above the ground, attached to the rear of the vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than thirty (30) square inches and shall be dayglow in color.
Please ensure that you mount and properly affix your safety flag to prevent accidents and injuries.
Anyone having questions are encouraged to contact the Trenton Police Department by calling 660-359-5557 or by emailing Chief Wright at [email protected]
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