[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Crisfield 8-11-1999 by Ord. No. 526. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
- CONTROLLED PARKING AREA
- A land surface or building structure owned, leased or rented by the City of Crisfield, designated for public parking and controlled by attendant, parking meter or other mechanical device.
- PLAY VEHICLE
- A one-, two-, three- or more wheeled vehicle propelled exclusively by human power and not defined as a "bicycle" in Section 11-104 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and shall include, but not be limited to, skateboards, roller skates, soap box vehicles, etc.
- PUBLIC WAY
- All streets, roads, highways, public thoroughfares, lanes and alleys which, at present, are, or in the future may be, within the City of Crisfield.
- RESIDENTIAL AREA
- An area zoned R-1, R-2 or R-3 under the city zoning laws, set forth in Chapter 112 of this Code.
- That portion of a street between the curblines, or the lateral lines of a roadway and the adjacent property lines, intended for use of pedestrians.
It is unlawful for any person to ride, push or operate a play vehicle on any public way which at present is or in the future may be within the City of Crisfield.
It is unlawful for any person to ride, push or operate a play vehicle in a controlled parking area as defined in this chapter without the express approval of the Chief of Police with authorization from the Mayor and/or City Council.
A play vehicle may be ridden, pushed or operated on a sidewalk in a residential area, but only when such action does not impede the free movement of pedestrians thereon and/or interrupt the peace and tranquility of another.
It is unlawful for any person to ride, push or operate a play vehicle outside of a residential area.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter, on conviction thereof before the court having jurisdiction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $1 nor more than $100 and costs of prosecution and to stand committed to the county jail or town lockup until such fine and costs are paid, not exceeding, however, a period of more than 10 days; provided, however, that no person under the age of 16 years shall be charged with a violation of this chapter without prior notice and warning to the offender of the existence of this chapter and, wherever reasonably possible, prior notification to the parent, parents or guardian of the offender; provided further, however, that the Police Department is authorized to issue a summons for the appearance in court of any person violating this chapter in lieu of taking said person into immediate custody.