Township of Whitehall, PA
Lehigh County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Whitehall 7-9-1945 by Ord. No. 414. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
One operated by human power.
[Amended 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 1003]
It shall be unlawful for any resident of the Township of Whitehall to ride or operate a bicycle upon the street or public place, within the said Township, unless such bicycle shall first have been properly registered and tagged as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 1003; 10-10-1977 by Ord. No. 1252]
Every owner or operator of any bicycle within the Township shall, within 10 days after the passage and publication of this chapter, file with the Bureau of Police of the Township a complete description of such bicycle upon a blank form to be provided for such bicycle. Such registration shall be serially numbered and be kept on file by the Township Secretary in the Township Office as a public record.
[Amended 9-14-1959 by Ord. No. 643; 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 1003; 1-16-1976 by Ord. No. 1188; 8-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2578]
A fee shall be charged as established from time to time by resolution of the Board.
[Amended 9-14-1959 by Ord. No. 643; 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 1003]
Bicycles registered under the provisions hereof shall be inspected every two years.
[Amended 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 1003; 10-10-1977 by Ord. No. 1252]
The Bureau of Police shall inspect each bicycle presented to them for registration and shall have authority to refuse to register any bicycle found by them to be in unsafe mechanical condition.
[Amended 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 1003; 10-10-1977 by Ord. No. 1252]
The Bureau of Police of the Township shall have the authority to suspend the registration of and remove the identification tag from any bicycle being operated upon any street or public place in the Township in an unsafe manner, or in violation of State law or Township ordinance, and such suspension of registration and removal of tag shall be in addition to other penalties provided hereunder. Provided: where such suspension shall be for any bicycle that shall be improperly equipped or in an unsafe condition, such suspension shall continue until the condition for which such suspension was made shall have been corrected; where such suspension shall be for operation of the bicycle in an unsafe manner or in violation of any provision of the laws of the Commonwealth or of this chapter pertaining to the manner of operation of a bicycle, such suspension shall be for no longer than 14 days.
[Amended 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 1003; 10-10-1977 by Ord. No. 1252]
Within 48 hours after any bicycle registered hereunder shall have changed ownership or been dismantled and taken out of operation, such information shall be reported to the Bureau of Police by the person in whose name the bicycle has been registered.
Any person who shall operate any bicycle not properly registered or carrying a proper identification tag, as required herein, upon any street or public place in the Township, or who shall operate such bicycle in an unsafe manner, shall upon conviction thereof be subject to the penalty provided in § 3-10 hereof.
[Amended 8-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2578]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.