[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Rye 12-18-1991 as L.L. No. 23-1991; amended in its entirety 2-19-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 191.
The City Court of the City of Rye, New York, is hereby authorized to establish a Traffic Violations Bureau to assist the Court in the disposition of offenses in relation to traffic violations, pursuant to Article 14-B of the General Municipal Law.
The City Court shall designate the person or persons who shall be in charge of the Traffic Violations Bureau and the days and hours that the Bureau shall be open for the transaction of its official business.
The Traffic Violations Bureau is hereby authorized to dispose of violations of traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations of the City of Rye, New York, except for speeding offenses or misdemeanors or felonies.
A person may appear in person or by written power of attorney in such form as shall be prescribed by the City Court by paying a fine established by the City Court and, in writing, waiving a hearing in Court, pleading guilty of the charge and authorizing the person in charge of the Bureau to make such a plea and pay such a fine.
The Bureau shall accept such designated fines and issue receipts therefor.
The Bureau shall cause a complaint to be entered against each person who does not answer within the designated time and a warrant to be issued for his arrest and appearance before the Court.
Any person who shall have been, within the preceding 12 months, guilty of a number of parking violations in excess of such maximum number as may be designated by the court or of three or more violations other than parking violations shall not be permitted to appear and answer to a subsequent violation at the Traffic Violations Bureau but must appear in Court at a time specified by the Bureau.
Nothing contained in this chapter shall authorize the Traffic Violations Bureau to deprive a person of his right to counsel or to prevent him from exercising his right to appear in Court to answer to, explain or defend any charge of a violation of any traffic law, ordinance, rule or regulation.
The waiver and power of attorney referred to in § 371 of the General Municipal Law shall be in substantially the following form:
The Bureau shall keep records of all notices or summonses issued and disposed of by said Bureau and such other information as may be prescribed by the City Court of Rye by law.