[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Stafford 10-1-1985 as Ord. No. 85-78. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Includes but is not limited to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), dirt
bikes, trail bikes, minibikes, motor scooters, go-carts, swamp buggies, mopeds
and snowmobiles and any other motor-driven vehicle operated or otherwise in
use on or in places other than public highways.[Amended 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-87]
[Amended 7-21-1987 by Ord. No. 87-58]
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 Stafford, under the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express, prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of said property.
On any public grounds or property.
In such manner as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.
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 be rebuttably presumed that any person under the age of 18 years who operates a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter and who resides within or is in the custody of his or her parent(s), guardian(s) or other person(s) having custody of said minor is operating said motor-driven vehicle with the sufferance and permission of said parent(s), guardian(s) or other person(s) having custody.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $2,000, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
[Amended 2-21-1989 by Ord. No. 89-22; 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-87]
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.
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.