[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Galloway 9-4-1984 by Ord. No. 772. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms and conditions used herein are defined as follows:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Includes, but is not expressly limited to, trail bikes, minibikes, motor scooters, go-carts, swamp buggies and snowmobiles and any other motor-driven vehicle not capable of being registered under Title 39, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations, of the New Jersey Statutes, as amended, except such vehicles as in such title which are expressly exempt from registration.
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Includes all streets, sidewalks, easements, parking lots or any other areas dedicated or commonly used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
- TOWNSHIP-OWNED LAND
- Includes all parks, recreation areas, ballparks, lake areas, storage facilities, garage areas and any and all other township or publicly owned land and premises.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit and/or suffer to be operated a motor-driven vehicle, as defined herein, within the Township of Galloway, on private property, public property or township-owned property, under the following circumstances:
In such manner as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to interfere with or disturb the peace and quiet of other persons. In addition, no person shall operate such a motor-driven vehicle before the hour of 7:00 a.m. and after the hour of 10:00 p.m. prevailing time or sunset, whichever shall first occur.
[Amended 12-3-1985 by Ord. No. 815; 9-27-1988 by Ord. No. 927]
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety or property of any person.
[Amended 12-3-1985 by Ord. No. 815]
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, it shall be lawful for any employee of Galloway Township to operate motor-driven vehicles as defined herein for the purposes of maintenance, repair or the performance of any public work within the scope of the employee's employment.
So long as there is no violation of § 323-2 above, it shall be lawful for one to operate a motor-driven vehicle as defined herein, provided that it is equipped with a sound-depressing-type muffler (baffled as opposed to nonbaffled or glass-pack type), on one's own private property or on such other property or properties as hereinafter may be designated for such use by the Municipal Council and under such terms and conditions as the Council may hereinafter promulgate by resolution.
[Amended 9-27-1988 by Ord. No. 927]
[Amended 12-3-1985 by Ord. No. 815]
It shall be rebuttably presumed that the parent, guardian or other person having the responsibility of the care, control and custody of any person under the age of 18 years who operates a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter is responsible for that minor's actions and shall, therefore, be subject to prosecution for the same in accordance with the terms and conditions of this chapter.
Any person under the age of 18 years who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a juvenile delinquent and shall be proceeded against as such.
[Amended 6-28-2005 by Ord. No. 1609; 12-13-2016 by Ord. No. 1951-2016]
Any person of the age of 18 years or over who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days and/or a period of community service for not more than 90 days.