Municipality of Bethel Park, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 10-9-72C]
67.1.1. 
It shall be unlawful for any individual to operate any type of unlicensed motor-driven vehicles known as "minibikes," trail bikes, motor scooters, four-wheel vehicles known as "go-carts" and multiple-wheel or three-wheel motorcycles and all-terrain type machines or vehicles, under the following conditions:
1. 
On the private property of another without the express written permission of the owner or occupant of the property. This prohibition shall prevail whether or not the vehicle or operator is licensed or unlicensed.
2. 
On any public street or public ground located within the Municipality.
3. 
To operate the aforesaid unlicensed motor-driven vehicles or conveyances so as to create loud and unnecessary or unusual noises which disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of the residents of the Municipality of Bethel Park.
4. 
To operate the aforesaid unlicensed motor-driven vehicles in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety of any property or person, including the operator of said vehicle.
5. 
To operate the aforesaid unlicensed motor-driven vehicles or conveyances within a distance of 300 feet of a residence or occupied or inhabited building or structure.
[Added by Ord. No. 3-14-77A]
6. 
To operate the aforesaid unlicensed motor-driven vehicles or conveyances in such a manner as to raise unnecessary dust or dirt. For the purpose of this provision, "unnecessary dust or dirt" shall mean suspended particulate matter visible to the unaided or naked eye from a distance of 50 feet.
[Added by Ord. No. 3-14-77A]
67.2.1. 
The provisions of this Ordinance shall not apply to police and emergency vehicles.
67.3.1. 
The Police Department of the Municipality of Bethel Park or any law enforcement officer of the Municipality shall confiscate and impound the unlicensed vehicle operated in violation of 59-1 of this Ordinance. The unlicensed vehicle shall be returned to the owner thereof upon payment of any fine imposed as a result of the violation of this Ordinance and upon payment of any storage charges incurred as a result of the impoundment.
[Amended by Ord. No. 7-9-79A]
67.4.1. 
Any person or individual violating any provision of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof before a Justice of the Peace of the Municipality of Bethel Park, by subject to a fine not to exceed $300 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both. Should the owner of any unlicensed vehicle be subject to a second violation of the terms of this Ordinance within a period of six months from the date of the first violation, the Police Department shall impound the vehicle and shall sell the same pursuant to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Motor Code pertaining to forfeited vehicles.
67.5.1. 
Any ordinance or part of any ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be and the same is hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.