Township of Hardwick, NJ
Warren County
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Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meaning respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Saving Time as may be in current use in the borough.
The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in R.S. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
a. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary EMERGENCY-NO PARKING signs are displayed. The chief of police or, in his absence, the ranking police officer is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY-NO PARKING SIGNS when weather conditions, accidents, fires or public celebration, dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification the EMERGENCY-NO PARKING signs are being or will be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
c. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon the signs being erected as required by law.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule I of Chapter 7A.
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule II of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule II of Chapter 7A.
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule III of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule III of Chapter 7A.
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule IV at any time between the hours listed in Schedule IV of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV of Chapter 7A.
Trucks over four tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule V except for the pick up and delivery of materials on such streets, Schedule V being of Chapter 7A.
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VI of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VII of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Through Streets. STOP signs shall be installed on the near right side of each street intersecting the Through Street except where YIELD signs having sides 36 inches in length are provided for in the designations.
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule VIII of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Stop Intersections. STOP signs shall be installed as provided herein.
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule IX of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Yield Intersections. YIELD signs having sides 36 inches in length shall be installed as provided therein.
The locations described in Schedule X of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Loading Zones.
The locations described in Schedule XI of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Taxi Stands.
The locations described in Schedule XII of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Bus Stops.
No person shall make a left turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIII of Chapter 7A.
No person shall make a U-Turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIV of Chapter 7A.
No person shall make a turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XV of Chapter 7A.
No person shall make a right turn when facing a steady red signal (STOP) indication whenever an official sign is present prohibiting such turn on the red signal as described in Schedule XVI of Chapter 7A.
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVII of Chapter 7A shall have the speed limits designated in such schedule.
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits as authorized by the department of transportation.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this ordinance or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than fifty ($50.00) dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
All former traffic ordinances of the Township of Hardwick covered in this traffic chapter are hereby repealed except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this ordinance.