Borough of Merchantville, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Merchantville Borough Council 4-26-1937. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-27-1997]
Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front, and with a lamp on the rear which shall emit a red light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to rear. In addition to the red lamp, a red reflector may be mounted on the rear which shall be visible from all distances from 50 feet to 300 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle.
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Editor's Note: Former § 12-2, Equipment required for night operation, was repealed 5-27-1997.
[Amended 5-27-1997]
No person shall operate a bicycle unless it is equipped with a bell or other device capable of giving a signal audible for a distance of at least 100 feet, except that a bicycle shall not be equipped with nor shall any person use upon a bicycle any siren or whistle.
The rider of any bicycle shall not allow the same to proceed in any street by inertia momentum, with his feet removed from the pedals, nor shall such rider remove both hands from the handlebars while riding the bicycle nor practice or perform any trick or fancy riding in any street or highway of the Borough of Merchantville, nor shall be carry upon his bicycle any other person.
No person shall ride a bicycle on any sidewalk provided that nothing in this chapter shall be deemed or construed to prevent the use of velocipedes or similar machines by children on any sidewalk.
[Amended 5-27-1997]
No person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, skates, sled or toy vehicle shall attach the same or himself to any vehicle upon a roadway and no operator of any vehicle shall knowingly allow person riding upon any bicycle, coaster, skates, sled or toy vehicle to attach the same or himself to the vehicle.
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Editor's Note: Former § 12-7, Violations and penalties, was repealed 5-27-1997.
Ordinance No. 21 and all other ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency only.
This chapter shall become effective upon due passage and publication according to law.