City of South Amboy, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: 1984 Code §§ 166-1—166-9 as amended through December 31, 2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any motorized vehicle, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, minibikes, trail bikes, motor scooter, go-carts, motorized skateboards, all terrain vehicle (ATV'S) and dune buggies or any other vehicle in the class known as "recreational vehicles," on any property or under any circumstances described in Section 166-3 hereof.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any motorized vehicle, as described in Section 166-1 hereof, to permit any person to operate said vehicle on any property or under any circumstances described in Section 166-3 hereof.
The property to be regulated by this chapter is as follows: all privately owned property and publicly owned property off the improved right-of-way, except driveways leading to and from the public right-of-way and residential right-of-way.
The Mayor and governing body finds that operation of such motorized vehicles has been conducted:
In a manner to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace, quiet and tranquility of others.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety of others or the property of others.
The terms and provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable to police or other emergency vehicles, including but not limited to ambulances, motorcycles, fire control vehicles and the like, or to motorized lawnmowers, tractors or farm vehicles or construction equipment.
The Police Department is hereby authorized to confiscate and impound any motorized vehicle which is allegedly operated in violation of the terms of this chapter pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:3C-34.
Notwithstanding anything contained in this chapter to the contrary, application may be made to the governing body to obtain a permit for a time period not exceeding three moths for the use of any vehicle regulated by this chapter on specific property. Notice of the application shall be served on all residents and owners of property within 200 feet of the subject property. The governing body may issue a permit for the property if it finds that the proposed area shall be sufficient for the intended purpose, that adequate parking is available, that the means of ingress and egress are adequate to prevent traffic hazard, congestion or excessive interference with normal traffic movement on adjacent public streets and thoroughfares and that the property can be so used without adversely affecting the neighborhood.
All persons who sell or attempt to sell any vehicle covered by this chapter, whether by wholesale, retail, mail order catalog or otherwise, and whether new or used, shall be required to post in a prominent place where the sale occurs a copy of this chapter.
Unless otherwise provided by law, any person who shall be adjudicated to have violated the terms of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both.