[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerville: Art. I, 9-20-82 as Ord. No. 934. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-20-82 as Ord. No. 934]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTORIZED BICYCLE
- A pedal bicycle having a helper motor characterized in that either the maximum piston displacement is less than fifty (50) cubic centimeters or said motor is rated at no more than one and five-tenths (1.5) brake horsepower, and said bicycle is capable of a maximum speed of no more than twenty-five (25) miles per hour on a flat surface.
No person shall operate or ride upon a motorized bicycle within the Borough of Somerville unless he wears a protective helmet of a type approved by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles, State of New Jersey. Such a helmet must be equipped with either a neck or chin strap and be reflectorized on both sides thereof.
The Police Department is hereby authorized to have signs erected at the Borough of Somerville territorial limits notifying the public of this requirement.
[Amended 2-19-85 by Ord. No. 982]
Any person who shall violate any section of this Article shall, upon conviction, pay a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or ninety (90) days in jail, or both.