Township of Delran, NJ
Burlington County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Delran as Ch. XII of the 1993 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Traffic regulations in Summerhill Development — See Ch. 12A.
Traffic regulations in Mill Run Commons — See Ch. 12B.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 306.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 317.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 334.
Motor-driven vehicles — See Ch. 339.
012a TRAFFIC
As used in this chapter, words and phrases concerning traffic shall have the meanings ascribed to them in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1.
For the purpose of determining compass points and defining north, south, east and west, the following shall determine:
Route 130 shall be the north-south access line within the Township of Delran, with north being in the direction of Willingboro Township and south being in the direction of Cinnaminson Township; west being in the direction of the Delaware River from Route 130 and east being in the direction of Moorestown Township from Route 130.
Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern standard time or Eastern daylight saving time, as may be in current use in the Township.
12-3.1 
Regulations not exclusive. The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles, as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
12-3.2 
Parking prohibited during state of emergency.
a. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary emergency no parking signs are displayed. The Chief of Police, or in his or her absence the ranking police officer, shall be authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of emergency no parking signs when weather conditions, accidents, fires, public celebrations, etc., dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that emergency no parking signs are being or shall be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs. The Township shall attempt to request all residents to move their vehicles.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal of storage which may result from such removal, before regaining possession of the vehicle.
c. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
12-3.3 
Parking of motor vehicles shall at all times be prohibited on both sides of Fairview Street from the intersection of Fairview Street and U.S. Route 130 to the municipal boundary shared by Delran Township and Riverside Township.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1992-12; Ord. No. 1996-5; Ord. No. 1998-10; Ord. No. 2002-5; 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-19]
12-3.4 
Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified on any day, except Sundays and public holidays, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule II attached to and made a part of this chapter.
12-3.5 
Parking time limited on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit designated at any time between the hours listed on any day, except Sundays and public holidays, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule III attached to and made a part of this chapter.
12-3.6 
No stopping or standing. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1989-9]
12-3.7 
Stopping or standing prohibited during certain hours on certain streets.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1992-17]
a. 
Schedule of streets. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified on the days specified, except public holidays, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule V attached to and made a part of this chapter.
b. 
Exceptions. The following categories of entities may park, stop or stand vehicles in and along the streets or roads described in Schedule V in the times described:
1. 
Residents. Any individual who owns or rents a single-family dwelling in and along such street or road and who obtains an annually renewed resident permit from the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, without a payment of a fee upon an application supplied by the Chief of Police, or his or her designee. The individual/resident shall apply for such permit at any time, and the permit shall expire December 31 of the year of application. The permit shall be issued upon presentation of proof that the applicant is a renter or owner of the property in and along the described street or road. Presentation of a driver's license shall be prima facia proof of qualification for the permit. An individual shall be allowed one resident permit per validly registered vehicle. A decal as prepared by the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, shall be placed on the vehicle on the rear left bumper.
2. 
Visitor. Any individual who is visiting the renter or owner who displays a visitor's permit on the dashboard of the car. The visitor's permit shall be obtained by the resident from the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, who shall issue at least five visitor's permits per dwelling.
3. 
Delivery vehicles. Any vehicle which, on a temporary basis, is delivering goods to a dwelling or picking up goods from a dwelling or delivering and picking up children or other occupants from the dwelling.
4. 
Commercial and educational users. Entities engaged in a commercial or educational enterprise in and along the described streets and roads and own property abutting such street or road may park vehicles on the side of the road in front of the property owned by the commercial or educational user.
12-3.8 
Snow removal.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1995-5]
a. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway or after a forecast for the Philadelphia area predicting an accumulation of two inches or more has been broadcast on television or radio or published in the Burlington County Times, at least 12 hours in advance, a snow emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on any street as listed hereinafter in this section. The parking restrictions as stated in this section shall remain in effect after snow has stopped and the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic. Any police officer may provide for the removal and storage of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the cost of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
c. 
Whenever a snow emergency shall exist in accordance with this section, as hereinafter set forth, the residents of all Township streets, except as hereinafter set forth, shall park their vehicles on the odd side of the street until the street is plowed sufficiently so that there shall be a normal flow of traffic. Upon the even side of the street being plowed sufficiently, as set forth above, the residents shall move their vehicles and park their vehicles on the even side of the street to permit the plowing of the odd side of the street sufficiently so that there shall be a normal flow of traffic. Nothing shall prohibit a resident from parking on his or her front yard portion of the property and/or driveway during a snow emergency.
d. 
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section set forth hereinbefore, no parking shall be permitted on the following courts during a snow emergency:
[Amended 8-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25]
Amberfield Drive
Arch Street
Ashley Court
Aster Court
Borton Mill Court
Briar Knoll Court
[Added 10-5-2005 byOrd. No. 2005-30]
Chestnut Street
Colby Court
Drew Court
Echo Court
Fenwick Court
Haverford Court
[Added 10-5-2005 byOrd. No. 2005-30]
Horse Shoe Court
Ithaca Court
James Court
Jason Court
Main Street
Notre Dame Court
Randle Court
Sawmill Court
Silverwood Court
[Added 10-5-2005 byOrd. No. 2005-30]
Split Rail Court
Springcress Drive
Sylvan Court
Tarlton Court
Tarrington Court
Timothy Court
Toby Wells Court
Underwood Court
[Added 10-5-2005 byOrd. No. 2005-30]
Wayside Court
Westover Court
e. 
Vehicles with handicapped license plates shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.
f. 
Depositing snow on street restricted. No person, firm or corporation or the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place, plow or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street in said Township. It is the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing, plowing or depositing snow and ice which accumulated within the private driveway or property belonging to said person upon the sidewalk or streets of the Township of Delran.
g. 
Penalty. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of this section or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
12-3.9 
Municipal parking spaces. No person shall park at any time in spaces marked or designated by signs for police vehicles or city officials only.
12-3.10 
Truck parking. No person shall park any truck at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets thereof described in Schedule VII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
12-3.11 
Handicapped parking.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, which confers upon the Township the right to establish handicapped parking spaces in order to preserve and safeguard the public health, safety, morals and welfare, certain areas are hereby established within the Township, both on private property open to the public and on public streets and parking lots, and which shall be designated as handicapped parking spaces.
Such areas shall be used by persons who have been issued special identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces, described in Schedule VIII attached to and made a part of this chapter. Such spaces shall be marked by signs indicating that they are handicapped parking spaces in conformance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, adopted March 20, 1973, and filed with the New Jersey State Department on March 21, 1973.
The operator of any vehicle parking in the restrictive parking area for handicapped persons and not having the required certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-206 shall be subject to a fine of $250 for the first offense and, for subsequent offenses, a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days' community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.
[Amended 8-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25]
In addition to the imposition of the fine set forth herein, the police may authorize the towing of such vehicle and impoundment thereof, and the owner thereof is to be responsible for all towing, impoundment and storage costs, which charges shall be paid in full prior to the release from impoundment of any vehicle. The Municipal Court Judge may, upon establishment by appropriate medical proof that the operator of the vehicle was in fact handicapped but did not have the certificate as provided by N.J.S.A. 39:4-206 properly affixed to the vehicle, suspend the imposition of any fine; however, in the event that the vehicle was impounded, the owner and/or operator shall be required to pay all fees, charges and expenses relating to the towing storage and impoundment prior to the release of the vehicle as provided herein.
12-3.12 
Street cleaning. (Reserved.)
12-3.12A. 
  Parking of commercial and recreational vehicles.
[Added by Ord. No. 1996-9; amended by Ord. No. 1998-10; amended 5-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-4]
a. 
No person shall park or allow to remain standing a truck, tractor, trailer, bus or any other type of vehicle registered with a gross weight greater than 9,000 pounds, having a commercial registration, on any residential street, commercial or industrial street under the jurisdiction of the Township of Delran, or portion thereof, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
b. 
No person shall park or allow to remain standing any house trailer, mobile home, camper or recreational vehicle, boat or personal watercraft or other type trailer upon any street or public right-of-way within the Township of Delran between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
c. 
No person or persons belonging to the same household within the Township of Delran shall park or allow to remain standing more than one vehicle with a gross weight equal to or less than 9,000 pounds, having a commercial registration or utilized for any commercial purposes, on any residential street under the jurisdiction of the Township of Delran, or portion thereof, between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
12-3.13 
Towing. Any unoccupied vehicle, utility trailer, recreation trailer or any vehicle without motor power, parked or standing in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle, unless, in the opinion of the Municipal Judge, there were mitigating circumstances, in which case the Township shall bear the expense.
12-3.14 
Parking of vehicles for display for sale prohibited. No person shall park or allow to remain standing vehicles for display for sale in the public right-of-way upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXIV attached to and made part of this chapter. Nothing in this provision shall prohibit a person from parking for display for sale their own vehicle on their own property adjacent to these streets or parts of streets.
[Added 8-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25]
12-3.15 
Commercial trailers containing rubbish and/or debris. No person shall park or allow to remain standing, upon any street or public right-of-way within the Township of Delran, any trailer used for any commercial or business purposes that contains rubbish, trash, garbage, junk, refuse, and/or debris unless said rubbish, trash, garbage, junk, refuse, and/or debris is situated inside a trailer which is completely and totally enclosed and no part of any such rubbish, trash, garbage, junk, refuse, and/or debris extends outside said enclosed area or areas of said trailer. As used in this section, the above terms shall refer to any unwanted or undesired material or substance for which no use is foreseen and which typically has very little or no intrinsic value.
[Added 5-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-5]
(Reserved)
12-5.1 
Stop intersections. The intersections described in Schedule X attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1986-3; Ord. No. 1994-12]
12-5.2 
Four-way stop intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XI attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as four-way stop intersections. Stop signs and supplemental four-way panels shall be installed as provided herein.
12-5.3 
Through streets. The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near right side of each street intersecting the through street, except where yield signs are provided for in the designations.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2002-14]
12-5.4 
Yield intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XIII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as yield intersections. Yield signs shall be installed as provided therein.
12-5.5 
U-turns. No person operating a vehicle shall make a U-turn at the intersections and streets designated in Schedule XIV attached to and made a part of this chapter.
12-5.6 
Right turn on red prohibited. There shall be no right turn on red on the streets described in Schedule XV attached to and made a part of this chapter. No-right-turn-on-red signs shall be installed.
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVI attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1991-12; Ord. No. 1995-9; Ord. No. 1999-3]
No passing zones for both directions of traffic along the roadways listed in Schedule XVII shall be established as listed. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the designated no-passing zones as authorized by the Department of Transportation.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1985-6; Ord. No. 1987-7; Ord. No. 1999-3; Ord. No. 2000-15; 12-19-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
Except for pickup and delivery of materials, commercial trucks over five tons' registered gross vehicle weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVIII attached to and made a part of this chapter. This exclusion shall not apply to school buses while picking up or dropping off students nor to emergency vehicles while responding to emergency situations.
The locations described in Schedule XIX attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as bus stops.
The locations described in Schedule XX attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as taxi stands.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1989-3; Ord. No. 1994-14]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXI attached to and made a part of this chapter shall have the speed limits as set forth therein. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained, as required by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2000-7]
No buses shall be permitted to park at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Added 8-24-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-12]
Traffic control signals shall be installed and operated at the intersections listed in Schedule XXIII, attached to and made a part of this chapter. The traffic signal installation shall be in accordance with the provisions of an Act Concerning Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations, Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes, and shall conform to the design and shall be maintained in operation as authorized by the Department of Transportation.
Unless another penalty is provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
In addition, persons convicted of a moving violation shall be subject to loss of driver's license and shall be reported to the State Division of Motor Vehicles for the assessment of points and such further actions as may be provided by that Division.