[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Harrison 8-11-76. 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-wheeled motor vehicles known as "minibicycles," trail bicycles, motor scooters and four-wheeled motor vehicles, commonly known as "go-carts" or "all-terrain vehicles," upon any public property or town-owned land in the Town of Harrison, New York.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any type of motorcycle upon any town-owned land in the Town of Harrison, New York.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- All streets, sidewalks, easements or any other areas dedicated or commonly used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
- TOWN-OWNED LAND
- All parks, recreation areas, ball parks, lake areas, storage facilities, garage areas and any and all other town or publicly owned land and premises.
The operation of said motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 226-1, is additionally prohibited upon private property, unless the operator of said motor-driven vehicle has 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 § 226-1, 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 § 226-1, 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 town to operate motor-driven vehicles, as defined in § 226-1, 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 16 years to permit such child to operate a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter.
Any operator or parent, as defined in this chapter, who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
Should any section or portion of this chapter be in conflict with the laws of the State of New York applicable to the operation, registration, ownership or control of snowmobiles, then, in that instance, said laws of the State of New York shall prevail.