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Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley 4-8-1986 as L.L. No. 3-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In an attempt for individuals to try to maintain their health, physicians have recognized the necessity for the public to engage in physical activities such as running and jogging. By necessity, these individuals utilize the public roadways of the village before sunrise and after sunset. The Village of Spring Valley, in an endeavor to protect the safety, health and welfare of those individuals engaged in such activities on public roadways where motorists also utilize the roadways to travel at times when their vision is restricted, hereby enacts this chapter.
The intent of this chapter is to provide for appropriate luminous devices to protect runners and joggers during night hours.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes luminous tape, paint, clothing or any reflector material which will permit visual observance of the runner or jogger during night hours.
Night hours shall include that period thirty (30) minutes after sunset until thirty (30) minutes before sunrise.
During that period described in § 152-4, all runners and joggers shall be required to wear luminous devices, with the minimum requirement being luminous taping across their chests and backs.
Any person who shall be found to violate any of the sections of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.) for each offense.[1]
Editor's Note: The original second paragraph of this section, which provided a ninety-day grace period before the penalty provisions would take effect, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.