[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pound Ridge 9-11-1975 as L.L. No. 4-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Motor Vehicle Regulation Law" of the Town of Pound Ridge.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle, including but not limited to snowmobiles, two-wheel motor vehicles known as "minibicycles," "trail bicycles" and "motor scooters" and four-wheel motor vehicles commonly known as "go-carts" or "all-terrain vehicles," upon any street, road, highway or other public property in the Town of Pound Ridge.
The operation of any such motor-driven vehicle is prohibited upon private property, unless the operator of said motor-driven vehicle has express permission to operate said vehicle on said private property from the owner of said property.
It shall be unlawful to operate any licensed or unlicensed motor-driven vehicles upon private property in a manner so as to create noise in excess of the maximum permitted sound-pressure level as hereinafter described.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A unit of measurement of intensity of sound (the sound-pressure level).
- SOUND-LEVEL METER
- An instrument, standardized by the American Standards Association, used for measurement of the intensity of sound and calibrated in decibels.
Method of measurement. For the purpose of measuring the intensity and frequencies of sound, sound-level meters shall be employed.
Maximum permitted sound-pressure level. The decibels resulting from any such activity shall not exceed, at a distance of 50 feet or more, 73 decibels.
It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety of any person or property.
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any child under the age of 16 years knowingly to permit such child to operate a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter.
Any person, irrespective of age, who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.