Section 3.08. BICYCLE REGULATIONS.
(1) State Traffic Code Adopted. Section 3.02 of this code is applicable to bicycles and play vehicles.
(2) Registration of Bicycles. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or use any bicycle upon any of the streets or public highways of this Village, without first obtaining a license therefor, and unless said bicycle is properly registered and tagged as follows:
[a] Applications for registration shall be made by any resident of the Village of River Hills or may be made by any person to the Chief of Police of the Village of River hills upon forms provided by him, which forms shall be completed and signed in duplicate and contain: the name, date of birth, and address of the owner of the bicycle, a complete description of the bicycle, and such other information as the Chief of Police may require.
[b] Upon the filing of an application for registration of a bicycle and the payment of a license fee of Five ($5.00) Dollars, the Chief of Police shall issue to the applicant a Registration Certificate identifying the bicycle, which Certificate shall entitle the registered bicycle to be operated upon the streets and highways of the Village for as long as the applicant is the owner of the bicycle. There shall be affixed to the frame of the bicycle in a conspicuous place, a license tag numbered as specified in the Registration Certificate which license tag shall be issued by the Village. In the event of the theft or loss of the license tag, the Police Chief shall issue a duplicate license tag upon payment of a fee covering the actual cost to the Village of such license tag.
[c] Registration certificates and license tags issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferable.
[d] Any person who is not a resident of the Village of River Hills may operate a bicycle within the Village and is exempt from the registration and tagging requirements of this section if that person has duly registered the bicycle in any other municipality and has a valid registration tag attached to the bicycle.
(3) License Tag Not To Be Mutilated. It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number of any bicycle licensed pursuant to this section. Within seven (7) days after any bicycle registered hereunder shall change ownership or be dismantled and taken out of operation, the person in whose name the bicycle has been registered shall report such information to the Village Clerk, who shall immediately forward such information to the Village Clerk, who shall immediately forward such information to the Police Department. It shall also be unlawful for any person to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter any license tag, seal, or registration card during the time in which such license tag, seal, or registration card is in effect.
(4) Suspension and Removal. The Chief of Police shall have the authority to suspend the registration of, and remove the license tag from, any bicycle operated contrary to any state law or Village ordinance, such suspension and removal to continue for a period not to exceed ten (10) days. Such suspension and removal shall be in addition to other penalties provided hereunder.
(5) Inspection of Bicycles. Any bicycle in the Village may be inspected by the Police Department for a serial number. If any bicycle has no serial number, a serial number shall be stamped on the frame of such bicycle.
(6) Impounding. The Police Department of this Village is hereby authorized to seize and impound a bicycle of any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section; and the Police Department shall require said violator to acquaint himself or herself with the rules of the road and this section, pertaining to the violation for which the bicycle was impounded, before the same is released.