Any person who drives any motor vehicle, bicycle, electrical assisted bicycle, or low-power scooter anywhere within this municipality in a careless and imprudent manner, without due regard for the width, grade, curves, corners, traffic and use of the streets and highways and all other attendant circumstances, is guilty of careless driving. Any person who violates any provision of this section commits a Class 2 traffic offense. A person convicted of careless driving of a bicycle or electrical assisted bicycle shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 42-2-127, C.R.S. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 8, 2012; Ord. O-2006-30 § 6, 2006; O-97-62 § 12, 1997; Ord. O-75-96 § 18, 1975; Ord. O-74-44 § 1 (part), 1974).
A. A person riding a low-power scooter shall not ride other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached thereto. B. No low-power scooter shall be used to carry more persons at one time than the number for which it is designed and equipped. C. A person operating a low-power scooter upon a roadway shall ride as close to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction. D. Persons riding low-power scooters upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast. E. No person shall operate any low-power scooter on any street or highway within this municipality unless such person and any passenger thereon is wearing goggles or eyeglasses with lenses made of safety glass or plastic; except this Subsection (E) shall not apply to a person wearing a helmet containing eye protection made of safety glass or plastic. F. A person shall not operate or ride as a passenger on a low-power scooter on a roadway unless each person under eighteen years of age is wearing a protective helmet of a type and design manufactured for use by operators of motorcycles. G. 1.Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of this Subsection (G), any person who violates any provision of this Section commits a Class 4 traffic offense. 2. Any person who violates Subsection (F) of this Section commits a Class 3 traffic offense. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 21, 2012)
A. A person under eighteen years of age shall not use a wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle. B. A person eighteen years of age or older shall not use a wireless telephone for the purpose of engaging in text messaging or other similar forms of manual data entry or transmission while operating a motor vehicle. C. Subsection (A) or (B) shall not apply to a person who is using a wireless telephone: (1) to contact a public safety entity; or (2) during an emergency. D. A person who operates a motor vehicle in violation of subsection (A) or (B) commits a Class 3 traffic offense. E. For purposes of this section: 1. “Emergency” is defined as a situation in which a person: a. Has reason to fear for such person’s life or safety or believes that a criminal act may be perpetrated against such person or another person requiring the use of a wireless telephone while the car is moving; or b. Reports a fire, a traffic accident in which one or more injuries are apparent, a serious road hazard, a medical or hazardous materials emergency, or a person who is driving in a reckless, careless, or otherwise unsafe manner. 2. “Operating a motor vehicle” means driving a motor vehicle on a public highway, but “operating a motor vehicle” shall not mean maintain the instruments of control while the motor vehicle is at rest in a shoulder lane or lawfully parked 3. “Use” means talking on or listening to a wireless telephone or engaging the wireless telephone for text messaging or other similar forms of manual data entry or transmission. 4. “Wireless telephone” means a telephone that operates without a physical, wireline connection to the provider’s equipment. The term includes, without limitation, cellular and mobile telephones. F. 1. An operator of a motor vehicle shall not be cited for a violation of subsection (A) of this section unless the operator was under eighteen years of age and a law enforcement officer saw the operator use, as defined in paragraph (3) of subsection (E) of this section, a wireless telephone. 2. An operator of a motor vehicle shall not be cited for a violation of subsection (B) of this section unless the operator was eighteen years of age or older and a law enforcement officer saw the operator use a wireless telephone for the purpose or engaging in text messaging or other forms of manual data entry or transmission. G. The provisions of this section shall not be construed to authorize the seizure and forfeiture of a wireless telephone, unless otherwise provided by law. H. This section does not restrict operation of an amateur radio station by a person who holds a valid amateur radio operator license issued by the federal communications commission. (Ord. O-2012-9 § 42, 2012)