[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Waterford 12-11-1974 as Ch. 99 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any type of unlicensed motor-driven vehicle or conveyance, including but not necessarily limited to snowmobiles, two-wheel motor vehicles known as "mini-bicycles," trail bicycles, motor scooters, four-wheel motor vehicles, commonly known as "go-carts" and all-terrain vehicles, commonly known as "ATV's," upon any public property or township-owned land in the Township of Waterford, New Jersey.
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- All streets, sidewalks, easements or any other areas dedicated or commonly used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
- TOWNSHIP-OWNED LAND
- All parks, recreation areas, ball parks, lake areas, storage facilities, garage areas, Board of Education property and any and all other township or publicly owned land and premises.
The operation of said motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 270-1 of this chapter, is additionally prohibited upon private property unless the operator of said motor-driven vehicle has in his possession an express written permission to operate said vehicle on said private property by the owner of said property.
It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 270-1, in a manner so as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.
It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 270-1, in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety of any person or the property of any person.
It shall not be unlawful for any employee of this township to operate motor-driven vehicles, as defined in § 270-1, for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or doing any public work within the scope of his employment.
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any child under the age of 17 years to permit such child to operate a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter.
Any child, operator or parent, as defined in this chapter, who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to a fine not exceeding $1,000, to imprisonment for any term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days, or any combination thereof.