Town of Nantucket, MA
Nantucket County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Nantucket 4-12-2004 by Art. 54, approved 9-3-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Motor vehicles on beaches — See Ch. 56.
Bicycles and mopeds — See Ch. 57.
Parking — See Ch. 103.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 104.

§ 98-1 Prohibited absent express written permission.

No person shall operate a motorized scooter, motorized skateboard, Segway, or other similar device (hereinafter referred to as "personal motorized passenger devices") on any Town-owned or -controlled public way, sidewalk, park, playground or beach without the express written permission to do so from the Town official(s) or officer having jurisdiction over the use of said Town property or their respective designee (hereinafter referred to as the "authorizing official"). The following vehicles shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter:
A. 
Vehicles or motorized passenger devices licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as motor vehicles or otherwise to the extent authorized by the Commonwealth or the United States for such operation;
B. 
Vehicles or motorized passenger devices licensed or used by the federal government or any federal agency, instrumentality or entity, including the United States Postal Service, performing a service to the public;
C. 
Personal motorized passenger devices used by handicapped persons;
D. 
Personal motorized passenger devices used by public safety personnel, including police officers;
E. 
Landscaping equipment;
F. 
Golf carts.

§ 98-2 Conditions on grant of written permission.

A. 
Any grant of written permission to use a personal motorized passenger device issued by the authorizing official shall include the following conditions/restrictions: no personal motorized passenger device shall be operated:
(1) 
Without being equipped with a braking system;
(2) 
Without the rider wearing a helmet;
(3) 
In a careless or reckless manner as to endanger the safety of any person or the property of any person; and
(4) 
Without complying with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
B. 
The authorizing official is further authorized to impose such other restrictions and limitations as deemed appropriate or necessary to protect the public safety, interest and welfare. All persons using Town property pursuant to a grant of permission shall comply with the restrictions and limitations referenced herein or imposed pursuant hereto.

§ 98-3 Enforcement and penalties.

In addition to any other enforcement or penalty allowed under state law or Town bylaw, violation of this chapter may be enforced by non-criminal disposition, by any police officer or traffic director in the manner provided by MGL c. 40, § 21D, and Chapter 1, Article I of this Code.