Monday, July 4, 2011

Sturgis Law

I was looking at Deckers website in regards to his Art show that he is having at the Buffalo Chip. Which will be the sickest ever. I started browsing the Sturgis sites to find dates and came across sweet Sturgis Laws . I think the best one is the bond for handle bar height $20 bond over the shoulder holder bars.

City Ordinances

Bond Amount
Indecent Exposure#12.0802$111.00
Open Container In Public#13.0155$61.00
Deposit of Filth#12.0601$86.00
Disorderly Conduct#13.0102$111.00
Careless Driving#16.0219$91.00
City Parking Violations#16.0507$10.00
City Trespassing#13.0113$111.00
Dog Running at Large#1.0209$56.00
Parking in Handicapped Zone#16.0507$100.00
Reckless Driving#16.0218Custody Arrest
Truck Route Violations#16.0222$91.00
Use of Sound Amplification Device:#13.0116Court Appearance Req.
Driving on Bike Path / Sidewalk#14.0303/16.0216$111.00
Exhibition Driving#16.0225$66.00

Notice: All parking violations are subject to being towed away at owners expense.

State Laws

Bond Amount
Driving while license cancelled#32-12-65(3)$144.00
Violation of Restricted License#32-12-7494.00
Revoked Drivers License#32-12-65(1)Custody Arrest
Furnish Alcohol to Minor (18-21)#35-9-1.1Court Appearance Req
Open Container in Motor Vehicle#35-1-9.1$94.00

Notice: The Sturgis Police Department has "zero" tolerance on all Drug Arrests no matter how small and will not relax charges on any violations of the following laws...

Possession of Controlled Substance#22-42-5Custody Arrest
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia#22-42A-3$244.00
Possession of Marijuana#22-42-6Custody Arrest
Poss of Substances for High Abuse (Distribution):#22-42-2Custody Arrest

Juvenile Laws

Bond Amount
Underage Alcohol Possession/Consumption#35-9-2Court Appearance Req
(Alcohol Continued) in Motor Vehicle#32-12-52.4Court Appearance Req
Underage Purchase/Poss/Consumption of Cigarettes#34-46-2 / 34-46-5$69.00

Motorcycle Laws

Bond Amount
Carrying pistol or revolver without a permit#22-14-9Custody Arrest
Cyclists Overtaking in Same Lane#32-20-9.2$94.00
Eye Protection Required#32-20-4.1$20.00
Helmet Required (under age 18)#32-20-4$94.00
Illegal Handlebar Height#32-20-3$20.00
Illegal Exhaust Motorcycle#32-20-5$20.00
Operation W/O Motorcycle Endorsement#32-20-2$94.00

South Dakota Motorcycle Driving Laws


  • motorcycle must be Every equipped with at least one but no more than two headlamps.

  • The handlebars of a motorcycle must be no higher than the shoulder height of the person operating the motorcycle.

  • All persons under the age of 18 must wear motorcycle safety helmets that are approved by the South Dakota Department of Transportation.

  • A person riding in an enclosed cab attached to a motorcycle does not have to wear a safety helmet.

  • A motorcycle operator must wear an eye protective device unless the motorcycle is equipped with a windscreen of sufficient height and design that protects the motorcycle operator. When headlights are required to be on, a motorcycle operator cannot wear protective eye devices that are tinted or shaded to reduce the light transmission of the device below 35 percent.

  • Motorcycles must have at least one tail lamp, which when lighted emits a red light visible for a distance of 500 feet.

Noise Limits: Every motorcycle must at all times be equipped with a muffler in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual noise.

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