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Pasted below is the current (as of 2014-10-04) St. Louis County ordinance pertaining to bicyclists on public roads, which was amended in 2001 by the addition of “scooter operators, roller bladers, roller skaters, and skateboarders” to “bicyclists.”

In 2008, a section was added in the Code of Ordinances under Department of Health making it mandatory for those over 1 and under 17 years of age to wear a bicycle safety helmet.

1210.010 Scope of Regulations.
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—These regulations apply to bicyclists, scooter operators, roller bladers, roller skaters, and skateboarders when such devices are operated upon any highway, roadway or alleyway or upon any path set aside for the exclusive use of such devices subject to those exceptions stated by this code. For purposes of this chapter, a “scooter” shall be defined as a device that typically has one (1) front and one (1) rear wheel with a low footboard between, is steered by a handlebar, and is propelled either by pushing one foot against the ground while resting the other foot on the footboard or by a motor. A scooter may have more than two (2) wheels.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.020 Traffic Laws to Apply. https://library.municode.com/HTML/11512/level2/TITXIITRCO_CH1210REBISCOPROBLROSKSK.html#TITXIITRCO_CH1210REBISCOPROBLROSKSK_1210.020TRLAAP

—Every person operating a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard upon a highway, roadway or alleyway is granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by the laws of this State declaring rules of the road applicable to the driver of a vehicle, except as to special regulations in this chapter, and except as to those provisions of law and ordinance which by their nature can have no application.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.030 Obedience to Traffic Control Devices.
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—1. Any person operating a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard shall obey the instructions of official traffic control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer.

2.
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle, or scooter, shall disobey the direction of any such sign. Where such person dismounts from such devices to make any such turn, the person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.040 Riding on Bicycles, Scooters or Skateboards.
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—1. A person propelling a bicycle shall not ride on a seat other than a permanent and regularly attached seat.

2.
No bicycle, scooter or skateboard shall be used to carry more persons at one (1) time than the number for which it is designed and equipped.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.050 Riding on Highways, Roads, Alleyways.
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—1. Every person operating a bicycle, or scooter, upon a highway, roadway or alleyway shall ride as near to the right side of the highway, roadway or alleyway as practicable and shall exercise due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.

2.
Persons riding bicycles, scooters, roller blades, roller skates, or skateboards upon a road shall not ride more than two (2) abreast except when riding on paths or part of roads set aside for the exclusive use of such devices.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.060 Speed.
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—No person shall operate a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates, or skateboard at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the existing conditions nor shall such operator exceed the legal speed limit for the roadway while riding upon the roadway.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.070 Emerging from Alleyway, Private Roadway or Driveway.
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—The operator of a bicycle, scooter, roller blades, roller skates or skateboard emerging from an alleyway, private roadway, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians approaching on the sidewalk or sidewalk area. Upon entering the highway or roadway, the operator shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway or roadway.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.080 Carrying Articles.
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—No person operating a bicycle or scooter shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one (1) hand upon the handle bars.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.090 Parking.
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—No person shall park a bicycle or scooter upon a highway, roadway, or sidewalk in such a manner as to obstruct vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.100 Lamps and Other Equipment on Bicycles.
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—1. Every bicycle or scooter when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with and shall use a lamp on the front which emits a white light visible from a distance of at least five hundred (500) feet to the front and with a red, white or yellow reflector on the rear of a type which is visible from all directions from fifty (50) feet to three hundred (300) feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of five hundred (500) feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.

2.
Every bicycle or scooter shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked wheel skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.107 Roller Skates, Roller Blades, and Skateboards—Use Restricted.
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—No person upon roller skates, roller blades or a skateboard shall go upon any road except while crossing the road. When so crossing, such person shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to all other pedestrians.
(O. No. 20502, 5-29-01)

1210.110 Penalties.
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—Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten dollars ($10.00).
(O. No. 23830, 12-9-08)

In addition to the above is the following section, enacted in 2008, relating to mandatory helmet wearing for those >1 but <17 years old:

602.600 Bicyclists Under the Age of Seventeen to Wear Protective Headgear.
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—1. The provisions of this section shall apply throughout St. Louis County, except in cities having both a population of seventy-five thousand (75,000) or more and an organized health department.
2.
It shall be unlawful for a parent or guardian to permit a child of at least one year of age and who has not reached the age of seventeen to operate or be a passenger on a bicycle, a scooter, roller skates, roller blades or a skateboard unless the child shall wear protective headgear which properly fits and is fastened securely upon the head of the operator or passenger. The headgear shall meet or exceed the impact standard for protective bicycle helmets set by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Snell Memorial Foundation or the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM).
3.
Every person reasonably believed by a law enforcement officer to have violated the provisions of this section shall be issued a Notice of Violation on a form approved by the Director of Health. The Notice of Violation shall advise persons to whom it is issued of the dangers to children under the age of seventeen associated with operating bicycles and the items set out in subsection 2 hereof without protective headgear. The Director of Health shall keep and maintain records of all persons issued a Notice of Violation. Any person receiving more than two Notices of Violation within a twelve-month period shall be mailed a summons charging such person with having violated this ordinance.
4.
Every person convicted of a violation of this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten dollars ($10.00).
(O. No. 23830, 12-9-08)

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