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REMINDERS - FOR ATV/UTV USERS

The following are the Municipal Codes for ATV/UTV use in town.  Please be respectful and stay off private property.

SECTION 4-506:  ALL-TERRAIN AND UTILITY-TYPE VEHICLES; OPERATION

A.  An ATV and a UTV may be operated on streets and highways within the corporate limits of the village only if the operator and the vehicle comply with the provisions of this section.

B.  An ATV or UTV may be operated only between the hours of sunrise and sunset and shall not be operated at a speed in excess of posted speed limits. When in operation as authorized herein, the headlight and taillight of the vehicle shall be on and it shall be equipped with a bicycle safety flag which extends not less than 5 feet above ground attached to the rear of such vehicle. The bicycle safety flag shall be triangular in shape with an area of not less than 30 square inches and shall be Day-Glo in color.

C.  Any person operating an ATV or UTV as authorized herein shall have:

1.   A valid Class O operator's license or a farm permit as provided in Neb. Rev. Stat. 60‑4,126; and

2.  Liability insurance coverage for the ATV or UTV while being operated on a street or highway. The person operating the vehicle shall provide proof of such insurance coverage to any peace officer requesting such proof.

D. ATVs and UTVs may be operated without complying with subsections (B) and (C) of this section on streets and highways in parades which have been authorized by the State of Nebraska or any department, board, commission, or political subdivision of the state.

E.  An ATV or a UTV shall not be operated on any controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes, and the crossing of any controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes shall not be permitted. Subsections (A) through (C) and (F) of this section authorize and apply to operation of an ATV or UTV only on a street or highway other than a controlled-access highway with more than two marked traffic lanes.

F.   Subject to subsection (E) of this section, the crossing of a street or highway shall be permitted by an ATV or a UTV without complying with subsections (B) and (C) of this section only if:

1.   The crossing is made at an angle of approximately 90° to the direction of the street or highway and at a place where no obstruction prevents a quick and safe crossing;

2.  The vehicle is brought to a complete stop before crossing the shoulder or roadway of the street or highway;

3.  The operator yields the right of way to all oncoming traffic that constitutes an immediate potential hazard;

4.  In crossing a divided highway, the crossing is made only at an intersection of such highway with another highway; and

5.  Both the headlight and taillight of the vehicle are on when the crossing is made.

(Neb. Rev. Stat. 60-6,356)

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Village of Ceresco217 S. 2nd St.PO Box 160Ceresco, NE  68017

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