[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade 11-5-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-22 (Ch. 99 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE
- Includes but is not expressly limited to minibikes, motor
scooters, golf carts, go-carts, motorbikes, dune buggies, swamp buggies,
snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles and any other similar motor vehicle
of the type that is normally used on land for recreation, entertainment
or pleasure, or vehicles that are not authorized by the State of New
Jersey to travel on public streets and highways. The use of lawnmowers,
powered garden vehicles and other similar utilitarian domestic vehicles
is specifically excepted herefrom.[Amended 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit and suffer to be operated a recreational motor vehicle as defined in § 197-1 within the Township of Maple Shade under any of the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of said property. Such consent may be revoked at any time by the grantor thereof. Where such express prior written consent has been obtained, the operator or person at the site responsible for such operation shall keep said consent on his or her person and available for immediate display at all times during the period of such operation. Excepted from the operation of this subsection are any private clubs or other organizations that permit the operation of recreational motor vehicles on their property in connection with the principal use of said property by the members of any such club or organization.
On any public grounds or property, including township-owned land, which shall include but not be limited to parks, ball parks, recreation areas, township-owned streets, easements and sidewalks, or areas dedicated to or commonly used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic, township storage facilities, garage areas and Board of Education lands, unless specifically designated, set aside and reserved therefor by resolution of the Township Council.
In such manner as to create loud or unnecessary noise so as to unreasonably disturb or interfere with persons in the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their property. To this end, no person shall operate a recreational motor vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. and after the hour of 7:00 p.m. prevailing time, or sunset, whichever shall first occur.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety or property of any person.