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§ 321.1Definitions of words and phrases.
§ 321.1APresumption of residency.
§ 321.2Administration and enforcement.
§ 321.3Powers and duties of director.
§ 321.4Rules.
§ 321.5Duty to obey.
§ 321.6Reciprocal enforcement - patrol beats.
§ 321.7Seal of department.
§ 321.8Director to prescribe forms.
§ 321.9Authority to administer oaths and acknowledge signatures.
§ 321.10Certified copies of records.
§ 321.11Records of department.
§ 321.11APersonal information disclosure - exception.
§ 321.12Destruction of records.
§ 321.13Authority to grant or refuse applications.
§ 321.14Seizure of documents and plates.
§ 321.15Publication of law.
§ 321.16Giving of notices.
§ 321.17Misdemeanor to violate registration provisions.
§ 321.18Vehicles subject to registration - exception.
§ 321.18ARecords of implements of husbandry.
§ 321.19Exemptions - distinguishing plates - definitions of urban transit company and regional transit system.
§ 321.20Application for registration and certificate of title.
§ 321.20ACertificate of title and registration fees - commercial vehicles.
§ 321.20BProof of security against liability - driving without liability coverage.
§ 321.22Urban and regional transit equipment certificates and plates.
§ 321.23Titles to specially constructed and reconstructed vehicles, street rods, replica vehicles, and foreign vehicles.
§ 321.23AAffidavit of correction.
§ 321.24Issuance of registration and certificate of title.
§ 321.25Application for registration and title - cards attached.
§ 321.26Multiple registration periods and adjustments.
§ 321.28Failure to register.
§ 321.29Renewal not permitted.
§ 321.30Grounds for refusing registration or title.
§ 321.31Records system.
§ 321.32Registration card carried and exhibited - exception.
§ 321.34Plates or validation sticker furnished - retained by owner - special plates.
§ 321.35Plates - reflective material - bidding procedures.
§ 321.37Display of plates.
§ 321.38Plates, method of attaching - imitations prohibited.
§ 321.39Expiration of registration.
§ 321.40Application for renewal - notification - reasons for refusal.
§ 321.41Change of address or name or fuel type.
§ 321.42Lost or damaged certificates, cards, and plates - replacements.
§ 321.43New identifying numbers.
§ 321.44Rules governing change of engines, drivetrain assemblies and related parts.
§ 321.44AVoluntary contribution - anatomical gift public awareness and transplantation fund - amount retained by county treasurer.
§ 321.45Title must be transferred with vehicle.
§ 321.46New title and registration upon transfer of ownership - credit.
§ 321.46AChange from apportioned registration - credit.
§ 321.47Transfers by operation of law.
§ 321.48Vehicles acquired for resale.
§ 321.49Time limit - penalty - power of attorney.
§ 321.50Security interest provisions.
§ 321.51Terminal rental adjustment clause - vehicle leases that are not sales or security interests.
§ 321.52Out-of-state sales - junked, dismantled, wrecked, or salvage vehicles.
§ 321.52ACertificate of title surcharge - allocation of moneys.
§ 321.53Nonresident owners of passenger vehicles and trucks.
§ 321.54Registration and financial liability coverage required of certain nonresident carriers.
§ 321.55Registration and financial liability coverage required for certain vehicles owned or operated by nonresidents.
§ 321.56Repair of out-of-state commercial motor vehicles - permits.
§ 321.57Operation under special plates.
§ 321.58Application.
§ 321.59Issuance of certificate.
§ 321.60Issuance of special plates.
§ 321.61Expiration of special plates.
§ 321.62Records required.
§ 321.63Different places of business.
§ 321.65Garage record.
§ 321.66Duty to hold vehicles.
§ 321.67Certificate of title must be executed.
§ 321.68Sale in bulk.
§ 321.69Damage disclosure statement.
§ 321.69ADisclosure of repairs to new vehicles.
§ 321.70Dealer vehicles.
§ 321.71Odometer requirements.
§ 321.71ANonoperative air bags.
§ 321.72Report of stolen and recovered motor vehicles.
§ 321.73Reports by owners.
§ 321.74Action by department.
§ 321.78Injuring or tampering with vehicle.
§ 321.79Intent to injure.
§ 321.81Presumptive evidence.
§ 321.84Seizure of vehicles.
§ 321.85Stolen vehicles or component parts.
§ 321.86Notice by director.
§ 321.87Delivery to owner.
§ 321.88Failure of owner to claim.
§ 321.89Abandoned vehicles.
§ 321.90Disposal of abandoned motor vehicles.
§ 321.91Limitation on liability - penalty for abandonment.
§ 321.92Altering or changing numbers.
§ 321.93Defense.
§ 321.94Test to determine true number.
§ 321.95Right of inspection.
§ 321.96Prohibited plates - certificates.
§ 321.97Fraudulent applications.
§ 321.98Operation without registration.
§ 321.99Fraudulent use of registration.
§ 321.100False evidences of registration.
§ 321.101Suspension or revocation of registration or cancellation of certificate of title by department.
§ 321.101ARevocation of registration by county treasurer.
§ 321.102Suspending or revoking special registration.
§ 321.103Owner to return evidences of registration and title.
§ 321.104Penal offenses against title law.
§ 321.105Annual registration fee required.
§ 321.105AFee for new registration.
§ 321.106Registration for fractional part of year.
§ 321.109Motor vehicle fee - transit fee.
§ 321.110Rejecting fractional dollars.
§ 321.111Conversion of car - effect.
§ 321.112Minimum motor vehicle fee.
§ 321.113Automatic reduction.
§ 321.115Antique vehicles - model year plates permitted.
§ 321.115AReplica vehicles and street rods - model year plates permitted - penalty.
§ 321.117Motorcycle, ambulance, and hearse fees.
§ 321.119Church buses.
§ 321.120Business-trade trucks.
§ 321.121Special trucks for farm use.
§ 321.122Trucks, truck tractors, and road tractors - fees.
§ 321.123Trailers.
§ 321.124Motor homes and multipurpose vehicles - fees.
§ 321.125Effect of exemption.
§ 321.126Refunds of annual registration fees.
§ 321.127Payment of refund.
§ 321.128Payment authorized.
§ 321.129When fees returnable.
§ 321.130Fees in lieu of taxes.
§ 321.131Lien of fee.
§ 321.132When lien attaches.
§ 321.133Methods of collection.
§ 321.134Monthly penalty.
§ 321.135When fees delinquent.
§ 321.145Disposition of moneys and fees.
§ 321.148Monthly estimate.
§ 321.149Supplies.
§ 321.150Time limit.
§ 321.151Duty and liability of treasurer.
§ 321.152Collection fees retained by county.
§ 321.153Treasurer's report to department.
§ 321.154Reports by department.
§ 321.155Duty of treasurer of state.
§ 321.156Audit by department.
§ 321.157Schedule of prices and weights.
§ 321.158Registration dependent on schedule.
§ 321.159Exceptional cases - annual registration fee.
§ 321.160Department to maintain statement.
§ 321.161Department to fix values and weight.
§ 321.162Method of fixing value and weight.
§ 321.165Manufacture by state.
§ 321.166Vehicle plate specifications.
§ 321.167Delivery of plates, stickers, and emblems.
§ 321.168Additional deliveries.
§ 321.169Account of plates.
§ 321.170Plates for exempt vehicles.
§ 321.171Title of plates.
§ 321.174Operators licensed - operation of commercial motor vehicles.
§ 321.174AOperation of motor vehicle with expired license.
§ 321.176Persons exempt from driver's licensing requirements.
§ 321.176APersons exempt from commercial driver's license requirements.
§ 321.176BPersons exempt by rule from commercial driver's license requirements.
§ 321.177Persons not to be licensed.
§ 321.178Driver education - restricted license - reciprocity.
§ 321.178ADriver education - teaching parent.
§ 321.179Motorcycle rider education fund.
§ 321.180Instruction permits.
§ 321.180ASpecial instruction permit.
§ 321.180BGraduated driver's licenses for persons aged fourteen through seventeen.
§ 321.181Temporary permit.
§ 321.182Application.
§ 321.183Application for driver's license or nonoperator's identification card - selective service registration.
§ 321.184Applications of unmarried minors.
§ 321.185Death of person signing application - effect.
§ 321.186Examination of new or incompetent operators.
§ 321.186AVision report in lieu of vision test.
§ 321.187Examiners.
§ 321.188Commercial driver's license requirements.
§ 321.189Driver's license - content.
§ 321.189ADriver's license for undercover law enforcement officers - fee - penalties.
§ 321.190Issuance of nonoperator's identification cards - fee.
§ 321.191Fees for driver's licenses.
§ 321.193Restrictions on licenses - penalty.
§ 321.194Special minors' licenses.
§ 321.195Replacement of driver's licenses and nonoperator's identification cards.
§ 321.196Expiration of license - renewal.
§ 321.198Military service exception.
§ 321.199Driver's license records.
§ 321.200Conviction and accident file.
§ 321.200AConvictions based upon fraud.
§ 321.201Cancellation and return of license - prohibition from issuance of commercial driver's license for false information.
§ 321.203Suspending privileges of nonresidents.
§ 321.204Certification of conviction - notification of commercial driver's license disqualification.
§ 321.205Conviction or administrative decision in another jurisdiction.
§ 321.206Surrender of license - duty of court.
§ 321.207Downgrade of commercial driver's license.
§ 321.208Commercial driver's license disqualification - replacement driver's license - temporary license.
§ 321.208AOperation in violation of out-of-service order - penalties.
§ 321.209Mandatory revocation.
§ 321.210Suspension.
§ 321.210ASuspension for failure to pay fine, penalty, surcharge, or court costs.
§ 321.210BInstallment agreement.
§ 321.210CProbation period.
§ 321.210DVehicular homicide suspension - termination upon revocation of license - reopening of suspension.
§ 321.211Notice and hearing - appropriation.
§ 321.211AAppeal of extended suspension or revocation.
§ 321.212Period of suspension or revocation - surrender of license.
§ 321.213License suspensions or revocations due to violations by juvenile drivers.
§ 321.213ALicense suspension for juveniles adjudicated delinquent for certain drug or alcohol offenses.
§ 321.213BSuspension for failure to attend.
§ 321.215Temporary restricted license.
§ 321.216Unlawful use of license or nonoperator's identification card - penalty.
§ 321.216AFalsifying driver's licenses, nonoperator's identification cards, or forms.
§ 321.216BUse of driver's license or nonoperator's identification card by underage person to obtain alcohol.
§ 321.216CUse of driver's license or nonoperator's identification card by underage person to obtain cigarettes or tobacco products.
§ 321.217Perjury.
§ 321.218Operating without valid driver's license or when disqualified - penalties.
§ 321.218ACivil penalty - disposition - reinstatement.
§ 321.219Permitting unauthorized minor to drive.
§ 321.220Permitting unauthorized person to drive.
§ 321.221Employing unlicensed chauffeur.
§ 321.222Renting motor vehicle to another.
§ 321.223Driver's license inspection for motor vehicle rental.
§ 321.224Record kept.
§ 321.228Provisions refer to highways - exceptions.
§ 321.229Obedience to peace officers.
§ 321.230Public officers not exempt.
§ 321.231Authorized emergency vehicles and police bicycles.
§ 321.232Speed detection jamming devices - penalty.
§ 321.233Road workers exempted.
§ 321.234Bicycles, animals, or animal-drawn vehicles.
§ 321.234AAll-terrain vehicles - highway use.
§ 321.235Provisions uniform.
§ 321.235AElectric personal assistive mobility devices.
§ 321.236Powers of local authorities.
§ 321.237Signs - requirement - notice.
§ 321.238Use of electronic devices while driving - preemption of local legislation.
§ 321.239Counties may restrict parking of vehicles.
§ 321.247Golf cart operation on city streets.
§ 321.248Parks and cemeteries.
§ 321.249School zones.
§ 321.250Discriminations.
§ 321.251Rights of owners of real property - manufactured home communities or mobile home parks.
§ 321.252Department to adopt sign manual.
§ 321.253Department to erect signs.
§ 321.253ADirectional signs relating to historic sites on land owned or managed by state agencies.
§ 321.253BMetric signs restricted.
§ 321.254Local authorities restricted.
§ 321.255Local traffic-control devices.
§ 321.256Obedience to official traffic-control devices.
§ 321.257Official traffic-control signal.
§ 321.258Arrangement of lights on official traffic-control signals.
§ 321.259Unauthorized signs, signals, or markings.
§ 321.260Interference with devices, signs, or signals - unlawful possession - traffic signal preemption devices.
§ 321.261Death or personal injuries.
§ 321.262Leaving scene of traffic accident - vehicle damage only.
§ 321.263Information and aid - leaving scene of personal injury accident.
§ 321.264Striking unattended vehicle.
§ 321.265Striking fixtures upon a highway.
§ 321.266Reporting accidents.
§ 321.267Supplemental reports.
§ 321.267ATraffic accidents involving certified law enforcement officers or other emergency responders - reports.
§ 321.268Driver unable to report.
§ 321.269Accident report forms.
§ 321.271Reports confidential - without prejudice - exceptions.
§ 321.272Tabulation of reports.
§ 321.273City may require reports.
§ 321.275Operation of motorcycles and motorized bicycles.
§ 321.276Use of electronic communication device while driving - text-messaging.
§ 321.277Reckless driving.
§ 321.277ACareless driving.
§ 321.278Drag racing prohibited.
§ 321.279Eluding or attempting to elude pursuing law enforcement vehicle.
§ 321.280Assaults and homicide.
§ 321.281Actions against bicyclists.
§ 321.284Open containers in motor vehicles - drivers.
§ 321.284AOpen containers in motor vehicles - passengers.
§ 321.285Speed restrictions.
§ 321.288Control of vehicle - reduced speed.
§ 321.289Speed signs - duty to install.
§ 321.290Special restrictions.
§ 321.291Information or notice.
§ 321.292Civil action unaffected.
§ 321.293Local authorities may alter limits.
§ 321.294Minimum speed regulation.
§ 321.295Limitation on bridge or elevated structures.
§ 321.297Driving on right-hand side of roadway - exceptions.
§ 321.298Meeting and turning to right.
§ 321.299Overtaking a vehicle.
§ 321.302Overtaking and passing.
§ 321.303Limitations on overtaking on the left.
§ 321.304Prohibited passing.
§ 321.305One-way roadways and rotary traffic islands.
§ 321.306Roadways laned for traffic.
§ 321.307Following too closely.
§ 321.308Motor trucks and towed vehicles - distance requirements.
§ 321.309Towing - convoys.
§ 321.310Towing four-wheeled trailers.
§ 321.311Turning at intersections.
§ 321.312Turning on curve or crest of grade.
§ 321.313Starting parked vehicle.
§ 321.314When signal required.
§ 321.315Signal continuous.
§ 321.316Stopping.
§ 321.317Signals by hand and arm or signal device.
§ 321.318Method of giving hand and arm signals.
§ 321.319Entering intersections from different highways.
§ 321.320Left turns - yielding.
§ 321.321Entering through highways.
§ 321.322Vehicles entering stop or yield intersection.
§ 321.323Moving vehicle backward on highway.
§ 321.323AApproaching certain stationary vehicles.
§ 321.324Operation on approach of emergency vehicles.
§ 321.324AFuneral processions.
§ 321.325Pedestrians subject to signals.
§ 321.326Pedestrians on left.
§ 321.327Pedestrians' right-of-way.
§ 321.328Crossing at other than crosswalk.
§ 321.329Duty of driver - pedestrians crossing or working on highways.
§ 321.330Use of crosswalks.
§ 321.331Pedestrians soliciting rides.
§ 321.332White canes restricted to blind persons.
§ 321.333Duty of drivers.
§ 321.334Penalties.
§ 321.340Driving through safety zone.
§ 321.341Obedience to signal indicating approach of railroad train or railroad track equipment.
§ 321.342Stop at certain railroad crossings - posting warning.
§ 321.343Certain vehicles must stop.
§ 321.343AEmployer violations - penalty.
§ 321.344Heavy equipment at crossing.
§ 321.344AReported violations for failure to stop at a railroad crossing - citations.
§ 321.344BImmediate safety threat - penalty.
§ 321.345Stop or yield at highways.
§ 321.346Cost of signs.
§ 321.347Exceptions.
§ 321.348Limitations on cities.
§ 321.349Exceptions.
§ 321.350Primary roads as through highways.
§ 321.352Additional signs - cost.
§ 321.353Stop before crossing sidewalk - right-of-way.
§ 321.354Stopping on traveled way.
§ 321.355Disabled vehicle.
§ 321.356Officers authorized to remove.
§ 321.357Removed from bridge.
§ 321.358Stopping, standing or parking.
§ 321.359Moving other vehicle.
§ 321.360Theaters, hotels and auditoriums.
§ 321.361Additional parking regulations.
§ 321.362Unattended motor vehicle.
§ 321.363Obstruction to driver's view.
§ 321.364Preventing contamination of food by hazardous material.
§ 321.365Coasting prohibited.
§ 321.366Acts prohibited on fully controlled-access facilities.
§ 321.367Following fire apparatus.
§ 321.368Crossing fire hose.
§ 321.369Putting debris on highway.
§ 321.370Removing injurious material.
§ 321.371Clearing up wrecks.
§ 321.372Discharging pupils - stopping requirements - penalties.
§ 321.372APrompt investigation of reported violation of failing to obey school bus warning devices - citation issued to driver or owner.
§ 321.373Required construction - rules adopted.
§ 321.374Inspection - seal of approval.
§ 321.375School bus drivers - qualifications - grounds for suspension.
§ 321.376License - authorization - instruction requirement.
§ 321.377Regional transit system transportation.
§ 321.378Applicability.
§ 321.379Violations.
§ 321.380Enforcement.
§ 321.381Movement of unsafe or improperly equipped vehicles.
§ 321.381AOperation of low-speed vehicles.
§ 321.382Upgrade pulls - minimum speed.
§ 321.383Exceptions - slow vehicles identified.
§ 321.384When lighted lamps required.
§ 321.385Headlamps on motor vehicles.
§ 321.385ACitation for unlighted headlamp, rear lamp, or rear registration plate light.
§ 321.386Headlamps on motorcycles and motorized bicycles.
§ 321.387Rear lamps.
§ 321.388Illuminating plates.
§ 321.389Reflector requirement.
§ 321.390Reflector requirements.
§ 321.392Clearance and identification lights.
§ 321.393Color and mounting.
§ 321.394Lamp or flag on projecting load.
§ 321.395Lamps on parked vehicles.
§ 321.396Exception.
§ 321.397Lamps on bicycles.
§ 321.398Lamps on other vehicles and equipment.
§ 321.402Spot lamps.
§ 321.403Auxiliary driving lamps.
§ 321.404Signal lamps and signal devices.
§ 321.404ALight-restricting devices prohibited.
§ 321.405Self-illumination.
§ 321.408Back-up lamps.
§ 321.409Mandatory lighting equipment.
§ 321.415Required usage of lighting devices.
§ 321.417Single-beam road-lighting equipment.
§ 321.418Alternate road-lighting equipment.
§ 321.419Number of driving lamps required or permitted.
§ 321.420Number of lamps lighted.
§ 321.421Special restrictions on lamps.
§ 321.422Red light in front - rear lights.
§ 321.423Flashing lights.
§ 321.430Brake, hitch, and control requirements.
§ 321.431Performance ability.
§ 321.432Horns and warning devices.
§ 321.433Sirens, whistles, and bells prohibited.
§ 321.434Bicycle sirens or whistles.
§ 321.435Motorcycles equipped with detachable stabilizing wheels.
§ 321.436Mufflers, prevention of noise.
§ 321.437Mirrors.
§ 321.438Windshields and windows.
§ 321.439Windshield wipers.
§ 321.440Restrictions as to tire equipment.
§ 321.441Metal tires prohibited.
§ 321.442Projections on wheels.
§ 321.443Exceptions.
§ 321.444Safety glass.
§ 321.445Safety belts and safety harnesses - use required.
§ 321.446Child restraint devices.
§ 321.449Motor carrier safety rules.
§ 321.449ARail crew transport drivers.
§ 321.450Hazardous materials transportation regulations.
§ 321.451Emergency vehicles - certificate of designation.
§ 321.452Scope and effect.
§ 321.453Exceptions.
§ 321.454Width of vehicles.
§ 321.455Projecting loads on passenger vehicles.
§ 321.456Height of vehicles.
§ 321.457Maximum length.
§ 321.458Loading beyond front.
§ 321.459Dual axle requirement.
§ 321.460Spilling loads on highways.
§ 321.461Trailers and towed vehicles.
§ 321.462Drawbars and safety chains.
§ 321.463Maximum gross weight - exceptions - penalties.
§ 321.464Investigation as to safety.
§ 321.465Weighing vehicles and removal of excess.
§ 321.466Increased loading capacity - reregistration.
§ 321.467Retractable axles.
§ 321.471Local authorities may restrict.
§ 321.472Signs posted.
§ 321.473Limitations on trucks by local authorities.
§ 321.474Department may restrict.
§ 321.475Liability for damage - rules.
§ 321.476Weighing vehicles by department.
§ 321.477Employees as peace officers - maximum age.
§ 321.478Bond.
§ 321.479Badge of authority.
§ 321.480Limitation on expense.
§ 321.481No impairment of other authority.
§ 321.482Violations - simple misdemeanors unless otherwise provided.
§ 321.482AViolations resulting in injury or death - additional penalties.
§ 321.483Penalty for class "D" felony.
§ 321.484Offenses by owners.
§ 321.485Notice to appear - promise to appear.
§ 321.486Authorized bond forms.
§ 321.487Violation of promise to appear.
§ 321.488Procedure not exclusive.
§ 321.489Record inadmissible in a civil action.
§ 321.490Conviction not to affect credibility.
§ 321.491Convictions and recommendations for suspension to be reported.
§ 321.492Peace officers' authority.
§ 321.492AQuotas on citations prohibited.
§ 321.493Liability for damages.
§ 321.498Legal effect of use and operation.
§ 321.500Original notice - form.
§ 321.501Manner of service.
§ 321.502Notification to nonresident - form.
§ 321.504Optional notification.
§ 321.505Proof of service.
§ 321.506Actual service within this state.
§ 321.507Venue of actions.
§ 321.508Continuances.
§ 321.509Duty of director.
§ 321.510Expenses and attorney fees.
§ 321.511Dismissal - effect.
§ 321.512Action against insurance.
§ 321.513Nonresident traffic violator compact.
§ 321.555Habitual offender defined.
§ 321.556Notice and hearing - findings and order.
§ 321.560Period of revocation - temporary restricted licenses.
§ 321.561Punishment for violation.
§ 321.562Rule of construction.
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Crystal Brown: ...
I was wondering of there is a special permit that has to be purchased in order to have an organized motorcycle ride? Is there a certain limit on how many bikes can attend?
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