(1) Age Required. No person may operate a motorized foot scooter upon a public right-of-way unless such person is 13 years of age or older.
(2) Prohibited Areas. Motorized foot scooters are prohibited from being operated on sidewalks within the City limits, in City parks, in accordance with Chapter 9.100 PMC, on multi-purpose trails, and on any City street with a posted maximum speed limit greater than 25 miles per hour, in accordance with Chapter 10.35 PMC.
(3) Helmets Required. Any person operating a motorized foot scooter or riding as a passenger on a motorized foot scooter upon any public street in the City of Pasco shall wear an approved helmet designed for safety that meets or exceeds the requirements of standard Z90.4 set by the American National Standard Institute, or a subsequent nationally recognized standard for helmet performance as the City may adopt. The helmet shall be worn over the head and equipped with either a neck or chin strap that shall be fastened securely while the motorized foot scooter is in motion.
(4) Reflectors Required. Pursuant to RCW 46.20.500, a motorized foot scooter must be affixed with visible reflectors of a type approved by the Washington State Patrol whenever the vehicle is operated at any time between one-half hour after sunset until one-half hour before dawn.
(5) Duty to Obey Traffic Control Devices and Rules of the Road. Any person operating a motorized foot scooter shall obey all rules of the road applicable to vehicle or pedestrian traffic, as well as the instructions of official traffic-control signals, signs, and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
(6) Noise Restriction. Operation of motorized foot scooters is subject to provisions of Chapter 9.130 PMC, Noise Regulation. Operation of a motorized foot scooter without a muffling device or operation with a modified muffling device is unlawful.
(7) Responsibility. No person shall do any act forbidden by this chapter or fail to perform any act required in this chapter. The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward 12 years of age or younger shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter. [Ord. 3673 § 2, 2004; Code 1970 § 10.45.020.]