A. “Street,” unless otherwise qualified, shall mean a street is any public property which is open or is designed to be open to travel by automobile, truck, or other motor vehicle.

B. “Motor vehicle” shall mean any mode of transportation powered by engine or motor, including motorcycles and ATV’s.


Authority: SDCL 9-31-1

Cross Ref: Off Road Vehicles, SDCL 32-5-1

Exceptions: SDCL 32-5-1.2

C. “City” shall mean the City of Fort Pierre, South Dakota.

D. “Junked motor vehicle” shall mean any motor vehicle that does not have lawfully affixed thereto both an unexpired license plate or plates and a motor vehicle inspection certificate, if such certificate is required, or any motor vehicle which is wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled, inoperative, or discarded. An operating vehicle is one that demonstrates self-propelled ability upon request of law enforcement.

E. “Abandoned motor vehicle” shall mean any inoperable or unlicensed motor vehicle which is left unattended on any public street, alley, public place, or parking lot within the City for a longer period than twenty-four (24) hours without notifying the local law enforcement and making arrangements for the parking of such motor vehicle. This definition shall also apply to any vehicle in violation of N-4-5.

F. “Person” shall mean any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind.

G. “Private property” shall mean any real property within the City which is privately owned and which is not public property as defined in this section.

H. “Public property” shall mean any street, alley, or highway, which shall include the entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained for the purposes of vehicular travel, and shall also mean any other publicly owned property or facility.


Authority: SDCL 9-30-2, 9-31-1


The purpose of this chapter is to describe the regulations of motor vehicles operating within the City of Fort Pierre regarding the place of operation, manner of operation, prerequisites to operation, speed regulations, parking regulations, and establishment of snow routes to ensure the safe movement of motor vehicles upon the streets and alleyways of the City of Fort Pierre.

Authority: SDCL 9-30-2, 9-31-1