Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 6-28-1988 by Ord. No. 3975 (Ch. 179 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles — See Ch. 179.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 266.
Motorcycles and similar vehicles — See Ch. 369.
Parks and recreational areas — See Ch. 397.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 477.

§ 362-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public welfare, safety and convenience and to reduce the safety hazards of pedestrian and vehicular accidents, injuries and deaths resultant from the operation of such devices and to prevent the damage and destruction of public property caused by the operation of such devices and to ensure the safe and unobstructed passage of pedestrian and vehicular traffic in and about the Township of Union.

§ 362-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HUMAN-POWERED LOCOMOTION DEVICE
Includes any skateboard, skates, sled, toboggan, skis, scooter, big-wheel tricycle or any human-powered device designed to be ridden by a person or persons, which has no steering device or mechanism to steer or control the direction thereof while being used or ridden, even though the direction may be controlled to some degree by shifting the feet or weight of the rider during such use.

§ 362-3 Areas where use prohibited.

[Amended 12-11-1990 by Ord. No. 4126]
No person shall use, operate or ride upon any human-powered locomotion device within the Friberger Park area nor on any public street, public parking lot, public sidewalk, public tennis court, public paved field hockey surface, public paved basketball court surface or other public place within Zones BA, BB and BC within the Township of Union.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 179-4, Establishment of rules and regulations, which previously followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 362-4 Violations and penalties; confiscation of devices. [1]

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days for each offense. The Judge of said Municipal Court, in his or her discretion, may, in lieu of the penalties herein set forth, confiscate the human-powered locomotion device of the offender.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).