Township of Jefferson, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Jefferson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-1-2000 by Ord. No. 31-00 (Ch. 20, Art. I of the 1967 Code)]

§ 154-1 Definitions.

The listed words shall, for the purposes of this article, have the following meanings:
BICYCLE
A vehicle with two wheels propelled solely by human power and having pedals, handlebars and a saddle-like seat. The term shall include a bicycle for two or more persons, having seats and corresponding sets of pedals arranged in tandem.
HELMET
Protective headgear which meets the standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z90.4, Bicycle Helmet Standard), Snell Memorial Foundation's 1990 Standard For Protective Headgear For Use In Bicycling, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard or other such standard, as appropriate.
IN-LINE SKATES
A pair of devices worn on the feet with at least two or more wheels attached, which wheels are in tandem and which devices are used to glide and propel the user over the ground.
SCOOTER
A device propelled by muscular power, which consists of a footboard between end wheels and is controlled by an upright steering handle attached to a front wheel.
SKATEBOARD
A device propelled by muscular power which consists of a footboard between end wheels.
[Added 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 1-01]

§ 154-2 Operation.

[Amended 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 1-01]
No person shall operate any bicycle, scooter, skateboard or use in-line skates on any public roadway, rights-of-way, sidewalks, parklands or any other property open to the public located within the Township of Jefferson and which property may or may not be owned by the Township of Jefferson, including a passenger on any bicycle, without said persons wearing a helmet as defined herein. For the purposes of this section, wearing a helmet means having a helmet of good fit, fastened securely upon the head.

§ 154-3 Violations and penalties.

Any person, or in case of a violation by a minor, the parent or legal guardian of the violator, who violates the provisions of § 154-2 of this article shall pay a fine not to exceed $25 for the first offense and a maximum of $100 for any subsequent offenses.

§ 154-4 Waiver of fines.

The court shall waive any fine for which a person who violates the provision of § 154-2 of this article would be liable if such person, or in the case of a minor, a parent or legal guardian of such person, supplies the court with proof that, between the date of violation and the appearance date for such violation, such person, parent or legal guardian has purchased or rented a helmet which meets the requirements of this article for use by the person or persons charged with the violation. Such waiver of the fine shall not apply to a second or subsequent conviction under this article.