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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City of Norwalk Common Council 12-28-2004. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 98.
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 81, Plumbing, adopted 5-14-1957, effective 5-25-1957, was repealed 7-24-1979.
All terms used in this chapter shall be interpreted in accord with the definition thereof set forth in Title 14 of the Connecticut General Statutes as the title may be amended or recodified from time-to-time, except that the following defined terms shall have the meanings indicated herein:
A wheeled device other than a motor vehicle consisting of a platform of metal, wood, plastic or any other material designed for recreation purpose to carry its user in an erect position and which is propelled by the use of a small motor. The term "motorized scooter" shall not be construed to include either:
A wheelchair or any similar device used to provide transportation for any disabled person; or
A Segway or any similar device used to provide transportation for any person who possesses a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
A two-wheeled vehicle which is propelled by an internal combustion engine, electric motor or other mechanical means, is capable of carrying a rider and/or passenger at a speed in excess of five miles per hour, and is designed to replicate the general appearance of a motorcycle, regardless of the scale of the replication. The term "pocket motorcycle" shall not be construed to include a motor vehicle, bicycle with helper motor or a motorized scooter.
No person may operate any motorized scooter or pocket motorcycle within the limits of any public street.
No person may ride as a passenger in or upon a motorized scooter or pocket motorcycle within the limits of a public street.
Any person who violates any provision of this section, shall receive a citation and be fined $99. In addition to the issuance of a citation, any police officer who observes a violation of this section may take the pocket motorcycle or motorized scooter in question into the custody of the Norwalk Police Department or have it towed to a storage facility at the owner's expense, to be held until such time as adequate arrangements are made by a responsible adult for it to be transported to an appropriate location. If no such arrangements are made within 72 hours, said pocket motorcycle or motorized scooter shall be deemed to be abandoned.