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8-15,100. Operation of all-terrain vehicles; where; when; exceptions. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), (c) or (d), it shall be unlawful for any person to operate an all-terrain vehicle: (1) On any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway; or (2) within the corporate limits of any city unless authorized by such city.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), all-terrain vehicles owned and operated by a county noxious weed department, or all-terrain vehicles owned and operated by persons contracting with a county noxious weed department or the Kansas department of transportation may be allowed to operate such all-terrain vehicles upon the right-of-way of any federal highway or state highway for the purpose of eradicating noxious weeds and such all-terrain vehicles may be operated incidentally upon such federal highway or state highway.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), all-terrain vehicles may be operated to cross a federal highway or state highway.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a)(1), persons engaged in agricultural purposes may operate an all-terrain vehicle on a federal highway or state highway under the following conditions:

(1) The operator of the all-terrain vehicle must be a licensed driver and be operating within the restrictions of the operator's license;

(2) the federal highway or state highway must have a posted speed limit of 65 miles per hour or less;

(3) the operator of the all-terrain vehicle must operate the all-terrain vehicle as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, except when making or preparing to make a left turn; and

(4) the purpose of the trip using the all-terrain vehicle must be for agricultural purposes.

(e) No all-terrain vehicle shall be operated on any public highway, street or road between sunset and sunrise unless equipped with lights as required by law for motorcycles.

(f) This section shall be part of and supplemental to the uniform act regulating traffic on highways.

History: L. 1996, ch. 220, § 2; L. 2007, ch. 140, § 7; L. 2019, ch. 61, § 5; July 1.


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