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Town of Nantucket, MA
Nantucket County
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[Adopted 2-16-1955 ATM by Art. 87, approved 6-29-1955]
A. 
No operator of a bicycle shall permit same to be operated at night without a light on the front and red reflectors on the rear.
B. 
No operator of a bicycle shall permit same to be operated on any one-way street against traffic.
C. 
This section applies to bicycles with wheels that exceed 20 inches in diameter.
D. 
Any person over 12 years of age operating a bicycle or being carried as a passenger on a bicycle on a public way, bicycle path or on any other public right-of-way shall wear a helmet. Said helmet shall fit the person's head, shall be secured to the person's head by straps while the bicycle is being operated, and shall meet standards for helmets established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z 90.4) or subsequent standards or the Snell Foundation's 1984 standard for use in bicycling or subsequent standards. These requirements shall not apply to a passenger if the passenger is in an enclosed trailer or other device, which holds the passenger in place and protects the passenger's head from impact in an accident.
[Added 4-10-2002 ATM by Art. 47, approved 7-31-2002[1]]
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Editor's Note: This article also redesignated former Subsection D as Subsection E.
E. 
Violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5. If the violator is a minor under 18 years of age, he or she shall surrender said bicycle with the consent of the parent or guardian for not more than 15 days to the Police Department. No violation by a minor under 18 shall be considered a criminal offense.
Any person found taking or using a bicycle without the authority of the owner or person having lawful custody of same shall be punished by a fine of not more than $20.
All bicycles operated on the streets of Nantucket shall be licensed, and the registration plate shall be displayed on the rear of the bicycle.