Article 3. Operator and Vehicle Qualifications

§5-301   Falls City Code   §5-306

§5-301 REGISTRATION; OPERATOR AND VEHICLE LICENSE. (1) No person shall operate or park a motor vehicle upon any street, alley, or public highway within the Municipality without having first registered the same in accordance with Chapter 60, Article 3, RS Neb., and section 60-321 RS Neb., except as provided in this subsection.  A person may operate a motor vehicle without registration for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.  Upon registration, such vehicle shall have the required number plates displayed upon said vehicle in the manner and places provided for by section 60-323 RS Neb.  If a citation is issued to an owner or operator of a vehicle for a violation of this subsection and the owner properly registers and licenses the vehicle not in compliance and pays all taxes and fees due and the owner or operator provides proof of such registration to the prosecuting attorney within ten (10) days after the issuance of the citation, no prosecution for the offense cited shall occur.

(2) No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon any street, alley, or public highway without having obtained a motor vehicle operator's license in accordance with Chapter 60, Article 4, RS Neb.  It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle upon any street, alley, or public highway during the period that his or her operator's license has been revoked or canceled.  (Ref. 60-302, 60-320, 60-320.01, 60-321, 60-323, 60-4,186 RS Neb.)(Amended by Ord. 96-109)

§5-302     VEHICLE; MUFFLER.  Every motor vehicle operated within this Municipality shall be provided with a muffler in good working order to prevent excessive or unusual noise or smoke.  It shall be unlawful to use a "muffler cut-out" on any motor vehicle upon any streets; provided, the provisions of this section shall not apply to authorized emergency vehicles.  (Ref.  39-6,137 RS Neb.)

§5-303    LOADS; PROJECTING.  When any vehicle shall be loaded in such a manner that any portion of the load extends more than four feet (4') beyond the rear of the bed or the body of such vehicle, a red flag shall be carried by day, and red light after sunset at the extreme rear end of such load.  (Ref.  39-6,130 RS Neb.)                                 

§5-304   VEHICLES; EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE.  Every motor vehicle, while in use on the streets, alleys, or highways of the Municipality shall be equipped with efficient brakes adequate to control the movement of, to stop, and to hold such vehicle, including two (2) separate means of applying the brakes, and shall be further equipped with a good and sufficient horn in good working order, or other efficient signal devices.  From sunset to sunrise, and any other time when there is not sufficient light to render clearly discernible persons or vehicles upon the street, alley, or highway at a distance of five hundred feet (500'), every motor vehicle shall be equipped with lighted headlights, and every motor vehicle and trailer shall be equipped with one or more taillights, at the rear of the motor vehicle or trailer, exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500') to the rear of such vehicle.  No person shall operate any vehicle which is equipped with an electric light or lights that confuse travelers or pedestrians on streets or crosswalks within the Municipality.  Every motor vehicle having a width of eighty inches (80") or more shall display clearance lights as required by State law.  All vehicle brakes shall be maintained in good working order; provided, motorcycles need only be equipped with one (1) brake.  All horns on motor vehicles shall be capable of emitting sound audible under normal conditions from a distance of not less than two hundred feet (200'); provided, no vehicle except as herein provided, shall be equipped with, nor shall any person use upon a  vehicle, any siren, or horn otherwise than as reasonable warning; nor shall any person use any horn or warning device upon a vehicle  to make any unnecessary, loud, or  harsh sound; and provided further that, every Police and Fire Department vehicle, ambulance, or other authorized emergency vehicle used for emergency calls shall be equipped with a bell, siren, or whistle of the type approved by the Governing Body.  (Ref. 60-6,219, 60-6,220, 60-6,224, 60-6,235, 60-6,244, 60-6,285 RS Neb.)(Amended by Ord. 96-111)

§5-305  REGISTRATION; TRAILERS.  No trailer, semitrailer, or cabin trailer shall be operated or parked on any street, alley, or public highway within the Municipality without having first registered the same in accordance with Chapter 60, Article 3, RS Neb., and section 60-321 RS Neb., except as provided in this section.  A person may pull such trailer, semitrailer, or cabin trailer without registration for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of purchase.  Upon registration, such trailer, semitrailer, or cabin trailer shall have the required number plate displayed upon said trailer as provided for by section 60-311 RS Neb.  If a citation is issued to an owner or operator of a vehicle for a violation of this section and the owner properly registers and licenses the vehicle not in compliance and pays all taxes and fees due and the owner or operator provides proof of such registration to the prosecuting attorney within ten (10) days after the issuance of the citation, no prosecution for the offense cited shall occur.  (Ref. 60-302, 60-320, 60-321 RS Neb.)(Amended by Ord. 96-110)

§5-306    MOTORCYCLES; LIGHTS.  No person shall operate a motorcycle upon the streets, alleys, or highways within the Municipality from sunset to sunrise unless the same is equipped with at least one (1) and not more than two (2) headlights and a taillight exhibiting a red light visible from a distance of at least five hundred feet (500') to the rear of such motorcycle.  The headlights shall comply with the requirements and limitations set forth in the Nebraska Rules of the Road.  (Ref.  60-6,219 RS Neb.)Added Ord, 94-112   

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