[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Eastampton 7-31-1972 by Ord. No. 1972-5 (Ch. 98 of the 1974 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Includes but is not limited to minibikes, motor scooters, go-carts, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles and any other motor-driven vehicle not capable of being registered under Title 39, Motor Vehicles, of the New Jersey Revised Statutes, as amended, except such vehicles as are in such Title expressly exempted from registration.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit and suffer to be operated a motor-driven vehicle, as defined herein, within the Township of Eastampton under the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express, prior, written consent of the owner and the occupant of said property. Where such express, prior, written consent has been obtained, the operator shall keep same on his person, available for immediate display, during the period of such operation.
On any public grounds or property.
In such manner as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons. To this end, no person shall operate a motor-driven vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. and after the hour of 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, or sunset, whichever shall first occur.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety or property of any person.
It shall be rebuttably presumed that any person under the age of 18 years who operates a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter and who resides with his or her parent(s), guardian(s) or other person(s) having custody of said minor is operating said motor-driven vehicle with the sufferance and permission of said parent(s), guardian(s), or other person(s) having custody.
Any person under the age of 18 years who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a juvenile delinquent and shall be proceeded against as such.
Any person of the age of 18 years or over who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, Penalties for Violations, of the Township Code.