[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Massapequa Park 10-23-1995 by L.L. No. 11-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- IN-LINE SKATES
- Shoes, skates or footwear with a single row of roller wheels.
- ROLLER SKATES
- Shoes, skates or footwear with two or more sets of roller wheels.
- A narrow board of wood, plastic, fiberglass or similar material with roller-skate or other type of wheels attached to each end and used for gliding or moving on any surfaces.
No person shall use or operate a skateboard, in-line skates, roller skates or a similar device upon sidewalks in front of commercial property in the Village of Massapequa Park, in Municipal Parking Fields or in, under or around the Long Island Railroad Station in Massapequa Park, New York.
Every person operating a skateboard, in-line skates or roller skates shall operate the same in strict observance of Article 34 of the New York State Vehicular and Traffic Law relating to the operation of bicycles and play vehicles, except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
Whenever any person shall operate a skateboard, in-line skates or roller skates upon a sidewalk in a residential area, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give an audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
No person shall operate a skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates at nighttime unless he or she is wearing reflective clothing, which shall be visible from a distance of no less than 50 feet and a maximum of 300 feet from the front, side and rear when directly in front of the lawful beams of a headlight on a lawful motor vehicle. "Reflective clothing" may be defined, for the purposes of this chapter, as any shirt, vest or jacket or any other readily visible piece of apparel equipped with a reflective surface.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a mandatory minimum fine of $50 for each offense and/or up to five days of imprisonment.