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Borough of Franklin Lakes, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes 2-14-1990 by Ord. No. 893 as Sec. 3-5 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 329.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 470.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
Includes but is not limited to minibikes, trail bicycles, motor scooters, go-carts, swamp buggies and snowmobiles, and any other motor-driven vehicle not registered under Title 39, Motor Vehicles, of the New Jersey Statutes, except such vehicles as in that Title are expressly exempted from registration.
It shall be unlawful to operate any motor-driven vehicle of the type described in § 478-1 within the Borough under the following circumstances:
A. 
On private property of another person or party without the express permission to do so of the owner or occupant of the property.
B. 
On any private street or right-of-way.
C. 
On any public road, street or easement, public grounds or sidewalks, recreation areas, ballparks, lake areas, storage facilities, garage areas, Board of Education property and any and all other Borough or publicly owned land and premises within the Borough without the express written permission or express written approval of public authorities having charge or control thereof; provided, however, that small motor-driven vehicles, commonly known as "minibikes," may be pushed by hand, with the motor off, upon any public road or sidewalk.
D. 
In such manner as to create loud, unusual noises so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet or health of other persons.
E. 
In violation of standards set forth in Chapter 329, Noise, of this Code.
F. 
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety of any person or persons or the property of any other person.
This chapter shall not apply to any police and emergency vehicles or to any Borough employee, School Board employee or public employee who is operating a motor-driven vehicle for emergency purposes or for maintaining, repairing or doing work for the public, the Borough or the Board of Education on any such lands as described in subsection § 478-2.
The police shall immediately confiscate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle operated in an area or in a manner prohibited in § 478-2. The unlicensed motor-driven vehicle shall be returned upon the direction of the Municipal Judge. Any person who is adjudged to have violated the provisions of § 478-2, the owner of the vehicle, and any parent who is found not to have exercised reasonable care to control the acts of his or her child in violation of § 478-2 shall be subject to such fine or imprisonment as the Municipal Judge shall determine and as provided in the penalty provisions of Chapter 1, Article III of this Code, including all towing, storage and other costs incurred by the Borough.