7.10 State boating and traffic laws adopted (7/3/01).
The statutory provisions following the prefix 7 describing and defining regulations with respect to boating, vehicles and traffic in the following enumerated sections of the Wis. Stats., exclusive of any provisions therein relating to the penalties to be imposed or the punishment for violation of said statutes, are hereby adopted, as amended from time to time, and by reference made part of this Chapter as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated herein by reference, as amended from time to time, is required or prohibited by this Chapter.
Words and Phrases
Capacity plates on boats.
Certificate of number system to conform to federal system.
Certificate of number and registration; requirements; exemptions.
Certificate of number and registration; application; certification and registration period; fees; issuance.
Certification or registration to be on board; display of stickers or decals and identification number.
Voluntary contributions for nonmotorized boats.
Certificate of origin; requirements; contents.
Certificate of title; requirements; exemptions.
Application for certificate of title; hull and engine identification numbers.
Department to examine records.
Certificate of title; issuance, records, fees.
Contents of certificate of title.
Lost, stolen or mutilated certificates.
Transfers of boat titles.
Report of stolen or abandoned boats.
Inspection of boats purchased out-of-state.
Alterations and falsifications prohibited.
Transfer of ownership of boats with a certificate of title, certificate of number or registration.
Notice of abandonment or destruction of boat or change of address.
Sharing boat title records.
Perfection of security interests.
Notification of person who has perfected security interest.
Duties on creation of security interest.
Assignment of security interest.
Release of security interest.
Secured party’s and owner’s duties.
Method of perfecting exclusive.
Suspension or revocation of certificate of title.
Grounds for refusing issuance of certificate of title.
Classification of motorboats.
Rental of personal watercraft.
Sale and use of certain outboard motors restricted.
Accidents and accident reports.
Distress signal flag.
Preliminary breath screening test.
Report arrest to department.
Officer’s action after arrest for violating intoxicated boating law.
Disposal of waste from boats equipped with toilets.
7.340.01, 7.341.01, 7.342.01, 7.343.01, 7.344.01, 7.346.01, 7.347.01 & 7.348.01
Words and Phrases Defined
Operating Unregistered or Improperly Registered Vehicle
Use of registered farm trucks regulated.
When Vehicle Exempt from Registration
Certain Vehicles to be Registered by Resident Lessee
Application for Registration
Display of Registration Certificates
Display of Registration Plates
Surrender of Illegible Plates
Driver education motor vehicles; registration and insurance.
Importation in vehicle tanks regulated; taxes; fee; permits.
Registration of Dealer, Distributor, Manufacturer or Transporter
Misuse of Plates
Registration of finance companies and financial institutions.
Fraudulent application for registration or license.
Unlawful transfer of evidence of registration.
Improper Use of Evidence of Registration
Reproducing evidence of registration prohibited.
False Evidence of Registration
Special registration plates.
Surrender of Plates Upon Suspension
Transfer of vehicle ownership while registration is suspended.
Unregistered motor vehicles prohibited; immobilization; removal; disposal.
Certificate of Title Required
Application for Certificate of Title
Title for salvage vehicle.
Transfer of Interest in a Vehicle
Mileage disclosure requirements of transferors and transferees.
Transfers of leased motor vehicles.
Transfer to or from Dealer
Assignment and Stamping of New Identification Numbers
Report of Stolen or Abandoned Vehicle
Counterfeiting and unlawful possession of certificate of title.
Sale of Vehicle Used as Taxicab
Destruction of Vehicles
Vehicle abandonment prohibited; removal; disposal.
Operators to be licensed
School Bus Operators to Obtain Special License
Application for license.
License to be Carried
Notice of Change of Address or Name
Duties of commercial motor vehicle drivers; employer responsibilities; penalties.
Preliminary breath screening test.
Commercial motor vehicle disqualifications; effects.
Surrender of License Upon Revocation, Cancellation or Suspension
Unlawful use of license.
License not to be used as security.
7.343.44(1), (2)(a), (3), (4) & (5)
Driving after license revoked or suspended
Permitting Unauthorized Persons to Drive
Surrender of License and Registration Upon Suspension
Transfer of Ownership to Defeat Financial Responsibility
Unlawful use of special identification cards.
Financial Responsibility for Rented
Words and phrases defined.
Penalty for false statement.
Traffic Officers Not to Profit From Arrests
Applicability of Ch. 346
Authorized Emergency Vehicle
7.346.04(1) & (2)
Obedience to Traffic Officer, Signs and Signals
Vehicles to be Driven on Right Side of Roadway
Meeting of Vehicles
Overtaking and Passing on Left
Overtaking and Passing Bicycles
When Overtaking and Passing on Right Permitted
Limitations on Overtaking on Left or Driving on Left Side of Roadway
When Passing at Railroad Crossing or Intersection Prohibited
Passing or Meeting Frightened Animal
Driving Through Safety Zones Prohibited
Driving on Roadways Laned for Traffic
Distance Between Vehicles
Driving on Divided Highway
Use of Controlled Access Highways, Expressways and Freeways
Vehicle owner’s liability for fleeing a traffic officer.
General Rules of Right of Way
What to do on Approach of Emergency Vehicle
Owner’s liability for vehicle failing to yield the right-of-way to an authorized emergency vehicle.
Right of Way of Funeral Processions and Military Convoys
Owner’s liability for vehicle failing to yield the right-of-way to a funeral procession.
Right of Way of Livestock
Crossing Controlled Intersection or Crosswalk
Crossing at Uncontrolled Intersection or Crosswalk
Crossing at Place Other Than Crosswalk
Blind Pedestrian on Highway
Persons Working on Highway
Pedestrians to Walk on Left Side of Highway; Pedestrians on Sidewalks
When Standing or Loitering in Roadway or Highway Prohibited
Required Position and Method of Turning at Intersections
Requiring Position for Turning Into Private Road or Driveway
Where Turns Prohibited
Turning Movements and Required Signals on Turning and Stopping
Method of Giving Signals on Turning and Stopping
Traffic Control Signal Legend
Pedestrian Control Signals
Display of Unauthorized Signs and Signals Prohibited
Interference With Signs and Signals Prohibited
All Vehicles to Stop at Signal Indicating Approach of Train
Certain Vehicles to Stop at all Railroad Crossings
Vehicles to stop at fire station.
Owner’s liability for vehicle illegally passing fire truck.
Vehicles to Stop at Stop Signs
Owner’s liability for vehicle illegally crossing controlled school crossing.
When Vehicles Using Alley or Non-Highway Access to Stop
Human service vehicles; loading or unloading children with disabilities.
Vehicles to Stop for School Busses Loading or Unloading Children
Illegally passing a school bus as reported by the school bus operator
Exceptions to Stopping and Parking Restrictions
Parking spaces for vehicles displaying special registration plates or special identification cards.
Parking in Area Reserved for Handicapped
Stopping, Standing or Parking Outside of Business or Residence Districts
Stopping Prohibited in Certain Specified Places
Parking Prohibited in Certain Specified Places
How to Park and Stop on Streets
Other Restrictions on Parking and Stopping
Special Speed Restrictions for Certain Vehicles
Minimum Speed Regulations
Motor Driven Cycles
Applicability of Sections Relating to Reckless and Drunken Driving
Reckless Driving (First Offense Within 4 Years)
Operating Under Influence of Intoxicant (First Offense Within 5 Years)
7.346.63(1)(a) & (b)
Operating vehicle while under the influence or Operating vehicle with blood alcohol concentration of 0.10% or more (First Offense within 5 Years)
Employment of drunken operators.
Applicability of Sections Relating to Accidents and Accident Reporting
Duty upon striking person or attended or occupied vehicle.
Duty Upon Striking Unattended Vehicle
Duty Upon Striking Property on or Adjacent to Highway
Duty to Report Accident
Coroners to Report
Garages to Keep Record of Repairs of Accident Damage
Accident Reports Confidential
Responsibility of Parent or Guardian for Violation of Bicycle and Play Vehicle Regulations
Play Vehicles Not to be Used on Roadway
Special Rules Applicable to Bicycles
Riding Bicycle on Roadway
Riding bicycle on bicycle way.
Riding Bicycle on Sidewalks
Lamps and Other Equipment on Bicycles
Limitations on Backing
Obstruction of Operator
Following Emergency Vehicle
Crossing Fire Hose
Transporting children in cargo areas of motor trucks.
Operation of agricultural machinery by youthful operators.
Intoxicants in Vehicles Carrying Minors
Intoxicants in Motor Vehicles on Highways
Miscellaneous Prohibited Acts
Vehicle owner’s liability for radios or other electric sound amplification devices.
Applicability of Ch. 347
Sale of Prohibited Equipment
Improperly Equipped Vehicle
When Lighted Lamps Required
Special Restrictions on Lamps and the Use Thereof
Determining the Visibility Distance and Mounted Height of Lamps
Headlamps on Motor Vehicles
Headlamp Specifications for Motor Vehicles Other Than Power-Driven Cycles
Headlamp Specifications for Power-Driven Cycles and Motor Bicycles
Use of Multiple-Beam Headlamps
Tail Lamps and Registration Plate Lamps
Direction Signal Lamps or Devices
Clearance Lamps and Reflectors
Color of Clearance and Marker Lamps and Reflectors
Mounting of Clearance Lamps and Reflectors
Visibility of Clearance Lamps and Reflectors
Lamp or Flag on Projecting Load
Lamps and Flags on Trains of Agricultural Vehicles
Lamps on Farm Tractors and Self-Propelled Farm Implements
Lamps on Highway Maintenance Equipment
Lamps on Nonmotor Vehicles and Equipment
Identification Emblem on Slow Moving Vehicles
Special Warning Lamps on Emergency Vehicles
Auxiliary lamps on emergency vehicles used to activate traffic control signal preemption devices.
Restrictions on Certain Optional Lighting Equipment
When Lighted Lamps Required on Parked Vehicles
Certain Vehicles to Carry Flares or Other Warning Devices
Display of Warning Devices for Certain Vehicles When Standing on Highway
Performance Ability of Brakes
Horns and Warning Devices
Ignition interlock device tampering.
Immobilization device tampering.
Modifications to height of vehicle.
Fenders and Mudguards
Drawbars, Trailer Hitches and Mobile Home Couplings
Protective Headgear for Motorcyclists
General Requirements (Motorcyclists)
Seating Requirements (Motorcyclists)
Lamps and other equipment on bicycles and motor bicycles.
Equipment of Vehicles Transporting Flammable Liquids
Applicability of Ch. 348
Width of Vehicles
Height of Vehicles
Length of Vehicles
Projecting Loads on Side of Vehicle
Special Limitations on Load
Weight Limitations on Class “A” Highways
Weight Limitations on Class “B” Highways
Special or Seasonal Weight Limitations
Seasonal Operating Rights for Vehicles Hauling Peeled or Unpeeled Forest Products Cut Crosswise
Weight Limitations Apply to Publicly Owned Vehicles; Exceptions
Empty Weight to be Indicated on Side of Certain Vehicles; Rules
Traffic Officers May Weigh Vehicles and Require Removal of Excess Load
Policy in Prosecuting Weight Violations
General Provisions Relating to Permits for Vehicles and Loads of Excessive Size and Weight
Single Trip Permits
Annual or Multiple Trip Permits
Permits to be Carried
Snowmobiles to 7.350.19
Reckless Driving Off Highways