Township of Montville, NJ
Morris County
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Montville by Ord. No. 2005-14 (Ch. 12.41 of the 1998 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. III.

Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 10.

§ 372-1
Definitions. 

§ 372-2
Exclusions. 

§ 372-3
Idling prohibited. 

§ 372-4
Violations and penalties. 

§ 372-1 Definitions.

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings:

DIESEL-POWERED MOTOR VEHICLE
A vehicle which is self-propelled by a compression-ignition-type of internal combustion engine and which is designed primarily for transporting persons or property on a public street or highway.
GASOLINE-FUELED MOTOR VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle equipped to be powered by a hydrocarbon fuel other than diesel fuel, but including alcohol fuels and hydrocarbon-alcohol fuel blends.
IDLE
The motor vehicle operating mode consisting of a nonleaded, throttled engine speed at the revolutions per minute specified by the manufacturer or at any other engine speed.

§ 372-2 Exclusions.

For purposes of this chapter, noncommercial passenger vehicles and motorcycles are excluded.

§ 372-3 Idling prohibited.

A. 

No person shall cause, suffer, allow or permit the engine of a diesel-powered or gasoline-fueled motor vehicle to idle for more than five consecutive minutes if the vehicle is not in motion.

B. 

The provisions of Subsection A above shall not apply to:

(1) 

Autobuses while discharging or picking up passengers;

(2) 

Motor vehicles stopped in a line of traffic;

(3) 

Motor vehicles whose primary and/or secondary power source is utilized in whole or in part for necessary and definitively prescribed mechanical operation other than propulsion, passenger compartment heating or air conditioning;

(4) 

Motor vehicles being or waiting to be examined by state or federal motor vehicle inspectors;

(5) 

Emergency motor vehicles in an emergency situation;

(6) 

Motor vehicles while being repaired;

(7) 

Motor vehicles while engaged in the process of connection, detachment or exchange of trailers; or

(8) 

School buses.

§ 372-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-09]

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to such penalties as are provided for in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.