[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Delran as Sec. 4-4 of the 1993 Revised General Ordinances; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Includes, but is not expressly limited to, minibikes, motor scooters, swamp buggies, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, pocket bikes and any other motor-driven vehicle designed primarily for the carrying of a passenger or passengers and not capable of being licensed or registered under N.J.S.A. 39-1 et seq., as amended. Vehicles which are expressly exempt from registration under N.J.S.A. 39-1 et seq. shall also be excepted from regulation under this chapter.
- Any person having legal custody of a juvenile as a natural or adopted parent, as a legal guardian, as a person who stands in loco parentis or as a person to whom legal custody has been given by order of the court.
No person shall operate or permit or suffer to be operated or to own any motor-driven vehicle as defined herein within the Township under the following circumstances:
Private grounds. On private property of another without the express prior, ongoing consent of the owner and/or the occupant of the property, which consent shall be in writing, dated and be in the possession of the operator while operating such vehicle.
Public grounds. On any public grounds or property.
Noise. In such a manner as to create unnecessary or unusually loud noises which disturb or interfere with generally prevailing community standards concerning the right of the public to peace and quiet. No person shall operate a motor-driven vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. or after sunset.
Operation of vehicle. In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety or property of any person.
If any person under the age of 18 years operates a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter and that person resides with his or her parent, guardian or other person having custody of that person, it shall be rebuttably presumed that such person was operating such motor-driven vehicle with the knowledge and permission of the parent, guardian or other person having custody. Any parent, guardian or other person who shall be deemed to have permitted or suffered the operation of a motor-driven vehicle contrary to provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter and subject to the penalties provided herein.
Any person under the age of 18 years who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a juvenile delinquent and may be proceeded against as such.
It shall not be unlawful for any Township or school board officer or employee or other public employee to operate motor-driven vehicles, as defined in this chapter, for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or doing work for the public, the Township or the Board of Education or for members of the Division of Police to operate same in the performance of their duties.
Any motor-driven vehicle, as defined herein, used in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be impounded by the Division of Police. The vehicle will be released only upon presentation of proof of ownership. All towing and storage charges associated with the impoundment of the vehicle will be paid by the owner.