City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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[Ord. 18-1992 § 1, passed 4-15-1992]
As used in this article, certain terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) 
RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE — Any motorized vehicle, and any vehicle propelled or drawn by a motorized vehicle, used for recreational purposes, including but not limited to all-terrain vehicles most commonly known as trail bikes, motor-driven cycles, motorized pedalcycles, motor-bikes, motorized mini-bikes, motor scooters, dirt bikes, go-carts, motorcycles, hovercraft and motor vehicles licensed for highway operation which are being used for off-road recreational purposes. This definition does not include snowmobiles or vehicles propelled solely by human power.
(b) 
RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS — Districts designated for dwellings and the uses normally associated with residential neighborhoods, including schools, churches and parks, designated as R-1, R-2 and R-3 in the City Zoning Ordinance.
(c) 
TRANSITIONAL USE DISTRICTS — Districts designated for medium density residential developments, all public and semi-public uses and limited business activities, designated as T-1 in the City Zoning Ordinance.
[Ord. 18-1992 § 1, passed 4-15-1992]
No person shall:
(a) 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle on any City-owned and/or controlled property located in residential and transitional use districts, including public school grounds, park property, playgrounds and recreational areas.
(b) 
Enter and operate a recreational motor vehicle on land not his own without the written or oral permission of the owner, occupant or lessee of the land, except where otherwise allowed by law. Written permission may be given by a posted notice which specifies the kind of vehicles allowed, such as "Recreational Vehicles Allowed," "Trail Bikes Allowed," "All-Terrain Vehicles Allowed" or words substantially similar.
(c) 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle carelessly or heedlessly in disregard of the rights or the safety of others or in any manner which endangers or is likely to endanger any person or property.
(d) 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle in excess of 25 miles per hour on publicly owned land.
(e) 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle within 150 yards of a gathering of people.
(f) 
Post, alter, mutilate or remove any notice or sign relating to recreational motor vehicles on property in which he has no legal interest.
(g) 
Enter or leave the lands of another with a recreational motor vehicle, or pass from one portion of those lands to another, through a closed gate, without returning the gate to its original position. No person shall enter or leave the lands of another with a recreational motor vehicle by cutting a wire or tearing down or destroying a fence.
(h) 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle in a manner so as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.
(i) 
Operate a recreational motor vehicle upon any sidewalk or pedestrian way in the City.
[Ord. 18-1992 § 1, passed 4-15-1992]
(a) 
Standard mufflers shall be properly attached and in constant operation to reduce the noise of operation to the minimum necessary. No person shall use a muffler cutout, by-pass, straight pipe or similar device on a recreational motor vehicle; and the exhaust system shall not emit or produce a sharp popping or cracking sound.
(b) 
Brakes shall be adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold the vehicle under all conditions of operation.
[Ord. 18-1992 § 1, passed 4-15-1992]
Whoever violates the provisions of Section 736.02 or 736.03 shall be fined not more than $300 and/or imprisoned for not more than 90 days for each offense, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day on which a violation occurs or continues.