Township of Susquehanna, PA
Dauphin County
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[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 1]
No person shall ride or use a bicycle upon any public streets in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, unless the same shall be licensed as hereinafter provided.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 2]
Every owner of a bicycle, upon the effective date of this Chapter, shall list and register with the Police Department of Susquehanna Township at Police Headquarters, his name and address, the name of the manufacturer of the bicycle, its number, style and general description. In the event the owner of a bicycle is a minor, under the age of 18 years, then the parent or guardian, or person having the care and custody of such minor, or the person with whom the minor lives, shall make such listing and registration on behalf of such minor owner.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 3]
The Board of Commissioners of Susquehanna Township shall provide metallic tags, together with registration cards, which tags and cards shall have numbers stamped thereon in numerical order, beginning with No. 1; such tags shall be suitable for attachment upon the saddle or frame of a bicycle, and it shall be the duty of the Police Department to issue to each owner one tag, which shall be attached by such owner to the rear of the saddle or frame of the bicycle, in a position to be clearly seen from the rear, and to issue a corresponding registration card to the owner upon payment of the license fee hereinafter provided. Such tags shall remain attached to the bicycle for which it is issued during the existence of such license. The license and registration card shall be permanent and need not be renewed or reissued from year to year. The Police Department shall keep a record of such registration. The operator of the bicycle shall display his owner's registration card, or produce satisfactory proof that the owner has such registration card, upon the demand of an officer of the Police Department of Susquehanna Township.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 5]
It shall be the duty of every person who dismantles, reduces to junk, or takes out of operation, any bicycle, whether same be registered or not registered, to report same to said Police Department at Police Headquarters.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 6]
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number on any bicycle frame, and it shall be unlawful for any person to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter any license tag or registration card during the time in which such license tag or registration card is operative; provided, however, that if any bicycle does not have a serial number stamped on the frame, or if such number is illegible, then the Police Department shall stamp an identification number on such frame of the bicycle.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 7]
In case of loss or destruction of a license tag or registration card, a duplicate tag and/or registration card shall be issued to the registered owner for a fee hereinafter set forth, provided such owner gives satisfactory proof of same, either by affidavit or otherwise to the Police Department.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 8; as amended by Ord. 89-16, 11/21/1989]
The license fee for the registration and tag for each bicycle, shall be as established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners, and shall be paid at the Police headquarters at the time of registration. Upon application for a duplicate tag and/or registration card, in accordance with this section, such owner shall pay the Police Department an additional fee for such duplicate tag and/or duplicate registration card.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 9; as amended by Ord. 74-16, 5/29/1974, § 1]
If any bicycle is found on a street of the Township of Susquehanna without a license identification tag as above set forth, or with a mutilated or altered serial number, or no serial number stamped on the frame of the bicycle, it shall be prima-facie evidence that said bicycle is being operated without proper registration and the owner shall be subject to penalties as hereinafter set forth.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1958, § 14; as amended by Ord. 74-16, 5/29/1974, § 2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a bicycle upon the streets of Susquehanna Township without having thereon a bell or horn in a workable condition; provided, however, that it shall be unlawful to have thereon, or use, a siren of any kind.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1974, § 17]
The Police Department of Susquehanna Township may at any time require the delivery of any bicycle to it for the purpose of making inspection of brakes and other parts, and shall refuse to license or register any bicycle found to be mechanically imperfect.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1974, § 18]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of a bicycle upon any street of Susquehanna Township to propel same abreast or to the left of other persons so propelling a bicycle, except in passing such bicycle.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1974, § 20]
The word "streets" as used in this Part shall include public highways, lanes, boulevards or alleys.
[Ord. 58-4, 5/22/1974, § 21; as amended by Ord. 89-16, 11/21/1989]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs, or in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.