Village of River Hills
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Chapter 3 Section 12

Section 3.12.   NEIGHBORHOOD ELECTRIC VEHICLES. (Cr. Ord#505, 7/16/08)

(1)        “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” means as set forth in Wis. Stat. § 340.01 (36r) a 4 wheeled motor vehicle that is propelled by electric power and that conforms to the definition and requirements for low – speed vehicles as adopted in the federal motor vehicle safety standards for low – speed vehicles under 49 CFR 571.3 (b) and 571.500 and any future amendments thereof.  Neighborhood Electric Vehicle does not include an Electric Golf Cart.

(2)        A person may operate a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle on any Village street that has a speed limit of 35 mph or less, subject to the following restrictions:

(a)        the person operating the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle holds a valid drivers license from Wisconsin or another state;

(b)        headlights must be on during operation;

(c)        the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle is registered, titled and licensed by the State of Wisconsin;

(d)       the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle is operated subject to all vehicle, traffic and parking requirements as set forth in the Wisconsin Statutes and Chapter 3 of the River Hills Village Code.

(e)        that in addition to the requirement that the Neighborhood Electric Vehicle may only be operated on streets with a speed limit of 35 mph or less, no person shall operate a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle on, across or through any intersection with the following streets or highways within the Village boundaries:

(1)  Brown Deer Road

(2)  Good Hope Road

(3)  Green Bay Avenue