[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon 11-12-1980 by Ord. No. 15-1980 (Ch. 171 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTORIZED BICYCLE and OTHER MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Includes a motorized bicycle, as defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1, and the type of bicycle with motor attached, whether gasoline or electric, commonly known as "mopeds," "go-carts," "minibikes," "trail bicycles," "motor scooters" or the like, and any other motor-driven vehicle not required to be registered under Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey.
It shall be unlawful to operate any motorized bicycle and other motor-driven vehicle, as defined above, under any of the following circumstances:
On private property of another person or party or on any private street or right-of-way within the Borough of North Haledon without the express written consent to do so by the owner or lessee of said property. Where such written consent has been obtained, the operator shall keep the same on his/her person available for immediate display during the period of such operation.
On any public grounds or property owned or leased by the Borough of North Haledon or by the Board of Education or similar public body, including parks, recreation areas, lake areas, sidewalks or areas designated or commonly used for pedestrian traffic.
In such manner as to create loud and excessive or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of the neighborhood or the health and well-being of any person.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety of any person, including the operator of such vehicle or the property of any other person.
Upon public or private property during the period of one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise.
This chapter shall not be applied to any recognized organization which has applied to and received approval from the governing body of the Borough of North Haledon for privileges to use specified public lands of the Borough of North Haledon for supervised activities conducted thereon; provided, however, that an insurance liability policy has been filed with the Borough Clerk of North Haledon naming the Borough as an insured party, which shall hold the Borough harmless from liability of any such use of its public lands and premises and which shall be posted in such amount as may be determined by resolution of the governing body in granting its approval.
[Amended 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
It shall be the right of any police officer to impound any motorized bicycle and other motorized vehicles operated on public or private property alleged to be in violation of this chapter. The period of impoundment shall be from the date of the alleged violation until the disposition of the alleged offense by such court of competent jurisdiction as shall hear the same, and the owner thereof shall pay the reasonable cost of said removal and storage constituting impoundment, which is hereby deemed to be as provided in Chapter 275, Fees, which charge for impoundment shall in no event exceed 30 consecutive calendar days, provided that the operator shall be deemed guilty of the alleged offense. Said expense of impoundment shall be in addition to any other fine or penalty levied or collected under the terms of this chapter.
[Amended 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.