Borough of Fair Lawn, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fair Lawn 7-27-1982 as Sec. 3-8 of the 1981 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Schedule of fees — See Ch. 94, Art. VI.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 232.
No person residing within the borough shall use a bicycle within the borough limits without first having obtained a license therefor and having affixed thereto the registration plate provided for in this section.
[Amended 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 1599-95]
The Borough Manager shall provide the Police Department with an application form, a registration card and a registration plate. A license fee for each bicycle shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council[1] and shall be paid at the time a registration tag is applied for. Registration plate shall be fastened to the frame of the bicycle in a conspicuous position. Registration plates shall be permanent and need not be replaced except when worn out or defaced so as to be illegible or except when the seal affixed thereto by the Police Department becomes broken.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 94, Fees, Art. VI, Schedule of Fees.
The Police Department shall, upon application being made therefor, issue a registration card and plate upon first having examined each applicant as to his ability to ride safely and upon being satisfied as to the safe mechanical condition of the bicycle under such tests as the department shall reasonably establish.
[Amended 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 1599-95]
A bicycle being used without a registration card or plate or in such condition as to be unfit for safe operation may be impounded by the Police Department until such time as the owner meets with the requirements of this section and shall not be returned except upon the payment of a fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 94, Fees, Art. VI, Schedule of Fees.
The Borough Manager shall cause to be issued and delivered to each licensee a printed copy of safety rules and regulations for the use of a bicycle and particularly those provided for in N.J.S.A. 39:4-10 et seq.
No registration card or tag shall be transferable ut a licensed operator may use, with the permission of the owner, a licensed bicycle.
All bicycles regulated by this section shall be licensed on or before the first day of January in each year. Once the license has been issued, a new license need not be applied for except upon the transfer of ownership of the bicycle.
The intention of this chapter is not the prosecution of children but the education and training of them for their own and the community's welfare. A continued willful refusal to comply with the safety regulations promulgated by the Police Department may subject the offender to the authorities having jurisdiction over juvenile matters.
Any person 17 years of age or older who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.