Town of Mount Airy, MD
Carroll County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Town of Mount Airy 4-2-1984 by Ord. No. 135; amended in its entirety 1-8-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-1. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 96.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 105.
Unlicensed vehicles — See Ch. 107.
[Amended 10-7-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-20; 7-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-11]
A. 
No person shall operate a motorcycle, moped, motor scooter, scooter (including, but not limited to, a vehicle known commonly as a "trail bike," "minibike," "dirt bike" or "all-terrain vehicle, snowmobile, or other similar vehicle or motor vehicle within the corporate limits of the Town or on Town property except upon public highways to the extent permitted by state law.
B. 
Use and operation of the vehicles defined in Subsection A above are permitted within the Town only to the extent permitted by state or other applicable law, and shall be further subject to the following conditions:
(1) 
The vehicle may be walked but must not be operated on Main Street (State Route 808) from Prospect Avenue to Hood Street, or any property visibly marked so as to prohibit use of such vehicles and shall not be operated on other public streets if such operation is prohibited by state law.
(2) 
Helmets must be worn by all drivers and passengers while the vehicle is being operated.
(3) 
Vehicles may be equipped with exhaust silencers, but shall not be altered in any way to increase or enhance their noise level.
(4) 
Violations shall be considered a municipal infraction and may be based upon observations of any individual authorized to issue citations or of any person upon affidavit.
C. 
The restrictions identified in Subsection B above shall not apply to any motorcycle required by state law to have a registration in accordance with Section 13-402 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as may be amended from time to time.
D. 
As used herein, the terms "motorcycle," "moped," "motor scooter," "scooter," "snowmobile," "vehicle" and "motor vehicle" shall have the meanings defined in the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as may be amended from time to time.
Violation of this chapter shall constitute a misdemeanor, the amount of the fine shall be $250 for a first offense and $500 for each repeat offense. And upon conviction, the Town shall be entitled to obtain a cease-and-desist or injunctive order from any court of competent jurisdiction to prevent such conduct by the violator in the future and to recover damages from the violator for any injury to Town property occurring as a result of such violation.