Township of Mount Laurel, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Mount Laurel 4-15-1974 as Ord. No. 1974-5. Section 100-4 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 148.
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, go-carts, swamp buggies and snowmobiles and any other motor-driven vehicle not capable of being registered under Title 39 (Motor Vehicles) of the New Jersey statutes, as amended, excepting such vehicles as in such Title are expressly exempted from registration and the use of motor-driven lawnmowers and garden tools are specifically excepted herefrom.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit and suffer to be operated a motor-driven vehicle, as defined herein, within the Township of Mount Laurel, under the following circumstances:
A. 
On private property of another without the express, prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of said property. Where such express, prior written consent has been obtained, the operator shall keep same on his person, available for immediate display, during the period of such operation.
B. 
On any public grounds or property, including township-owned land, which shall include but not be limited to parks, ball parks, recreation areas, lake areas, township-owned streets, easements and sidewalks or areas dedicated or commonly used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic, township storage facilities, garage areas, pet parks, tot lots and Board of Education properties.
C. 
In such manner as to create loud or unnecessary noise so as to unreasonably disturb or interfere with persons in the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their property. To this end no person shall operate a motor-driven vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. and after the hour of 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, or sunset, whichever shall first occur.
D. 
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety or property of any person.
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[1] to operate same in the performance of their duties.
[1]
Editor's Note: With the adoption of Ord. No. 71-1 on 1-18-1971, the former Police Department became the Division of Police within the Department of Public Safety, which change is reflected throughout this chapter. See Ch. 4, Administration of Government, Art. X.
[Added 10-17-1983 by Ord. No. 1983-13]
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.
A. 
Any person under the age of 18 years who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a juvenile delinquent and shall be proceeded against as such.
B. 
Any person of the age of 18 years or over who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.
[Amended 10-1-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-33]