[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Penns Grove as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-18-1982 by Ord. No. 82-4; amended in its entirety 2-19-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-3 (Ch. 180 of the 1986 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A footboard mounted upon two or more sets of wheels and controlled by an upright steering handle. The user, usually in an upright position, propels this device. (Note: Other name for this device is "scooter.")
- NEGLIGENT MANNER
- To endanger or likely to endanger any person and/or property, including the operator of the device.
- ROLLER SKATES
- A pair of shoes mounted upon two sets of wheels and is most often propelled by the user in an upright, standing position or kneeling. (Note: Roller blades use the same concept; difference is a line of wheels that are mounted on the shoes.)
- A footboard mounted upon four or more wheels and usually propelled by the user who sometimes stands, sits, kneels, or lies upon the device while it is in motion.
It shall be unlawful to use skateboards, roller skates and/or coasters on the following prohibited areas: North and South Broad Street (including sidewalk), East and West Main Street (including sidewalk), South and North Virginia Avenue (Route 130) and/or all school properties.
Prohibited areas must be clearly posted by signs.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a skateboard, roller skates and/or coaster in a negligent manner upon any roadway, sidewalk and/or publicly owned parking lot (note: school property included).
It shall be unlawful for any person using a skateboard, roller skates and/or coaster to hold onto a motor vehicle while said motor vehicle is in motion.
Any person violating this article shall be punishable with the penalties as follows:
First offense: verbal warning and/or notification to a parent if operator is a juvenile.
Second offense: operator, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $100.
Third offense: operator, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $100, together with confiscation of the device used in violation of this article for a period of five to 10 days.
[Adopted 6-17-1986 by Ord. No. 86-3 (Ch. 92, Art. I, of the 1986 Code)]
It shall be unlawful for any resident of the Borough of Penns Grove to operate or cause to be operated any bicycle or other two-wheeled vehicle, not otherwise required to be licensed, upon any street or other public area within the limits of the Borough of Penns Grove unless said bicycle or vehicle is registered and marked as herein provided.
Registration shall be made by the owner, within 45 days after the effective date of this article or within 30 days after acquisition of the bicycle by the owner, with the Borough Police Department on forms provided. Such registration shall be serially numbered on files of the Police Department and remain valid as long as one retains ownership.
Registration fee is required in the amount of $2. Upon registration, the Borough Police Department shall cause a permanent identification mark to be affixed to the bicycle, and the owner shall be required to show the bicycle to be in a safe mechanical condition.
[Amended 10-18-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-12]
No person shall willfully deface or destroy the identification mark or registration certificate of any bicycle registered in the Borough under this article.
Any person who shall violate any of the terms of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not in excess of $200.