Words and phrases. 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.
Official time standard. 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.
[Added 10-3-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-16]
If any part or parts of this chapter are, for any reason, held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this chapter.
Any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner of said vehicle deemed to be a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic shall bear the reasonable cost of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
The Chief of Police or, in his/her absence, disability or inability to act, the Chief's designee, is hereby authorized to provide by regulation for the closing of any street or portion thereof to motor vehicle traffic on any day or days or during specified hours during any day or days whenever he/she finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health, or welfare.
Any regulation promulgated by the Chief of Police or the Chief's designee and in accordance with Subsection A above shall provide for the posting of proper warning signs of such closing on any street or portion thereof during the time the same is closed in pursuance thereof.
Any violation of this regulation promulgated thereunder shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50.
Any regulation adopted that mandates the closing of any street for a period greater than 48 consecutive hours shall not become effective unless and until it has been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation.
[Added 10-3-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-16]
All former traffic ordinances, regulations or chapters of the Township of Maple Shade are hereby repealed, and all ordinances, regulations or chapters of the Township of Maple Shade or parts of ordinances, regulations or chapters of the Township of Maple Shade in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance, regulation or chapter hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this chapter.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided for by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of this chapter, other than § 194-24, No right turn on red, and §§ 194-13 through 194-16, Handicapped parking on all other private property, or any other supplement thereto, shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
If a person is convicted of a violation of § 194-24, No right turn on red, the guilty person shall be liable to a penalty of not less then $100 nor more then $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days, or both. On a second or subsequent conviction under § 194-24, a guilty person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $400 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 60 days, or both.
Any parson parking a motor vehicle in a restricted parking space identified in §§ 194-1 through 194-16 (parking for the handicapped) shall be liable to a fine of $100 for the first offense, and for subsequent offenses, a fine of not less than $100 and up to 90 days community service, on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.