Borough of Northvale, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale 5-14-1975 as Ord. No. 403 (Ch. 72 of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 127.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 135.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 174.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 186.

§ 193-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GO-CART
Any motor vehicle of a four-wheel type, constructed either of metal or wood framing, characteristically much smaller and lower to the ground than a conventional passenger automobile, power driven by an engine, whether a part thereof or attached thereto, of the lawn mower or motorcycle type, but not limited to the same, and typically having seating space for only a driver.
MINIBIKE (including motor scooters and motorbikes)
Any motor vehicle of the bicycle or tricycle type, constructed either of metal or wood framing, characteristically much smaller and lower to the ground than a conventional motorcycle, power driven by an engine, whether a part thereof or attached thereto, of the lawn mower or motorcycle type, but not limited to the same, and having a saddle or seat with the driver sitting astride or upon it, typically having seating space for only the driver.

§ 193-2 Operational prohibitions.

Except as otherwise provided, it shall be unlawful to operate motor vehicles of the minibike and go-cart type, as hereinabove defined, but not limited to the same, under the following circumstances:
A. 
Private property.
(1) 
On the private property of another without receiving the consent of the owner of the property or the person who has a contractual right to the use of such property.
(2) 
No person shall continue to so operate a motor vehicle of aforesaid class upon the private property of another after consent, as provided in Subsection A(1) above, has been withdrawn.
B. 
On or across any public highway, street or sidewalk located within the boundaries of the Borough of Northvale.
C. 
On or across any public lands located within the boundaries of the Borough of Northvale, including but not limited to Memorial Park, John L. Hogan Memorial Park and all other parks, recreation areas and public school premises, without first securing permission to do so by the proper public authority, and then such operation will be in accordance with any express provisions promulgated by that authority.
D. 
Noise.
(1) 
In such a manner as to cause a harsh, objectionable or unreasonable noise, so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.
(2) 
In furtherance of the provisions of Subsection D(1) above, it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle of the aforesaid class which is not equipped with proper mufflers as supplied by the manufacturer for the particular model, without modifications, or any other similar muffling device designed to reduce the noise level below that which would be harsh, objectionable or unreasonable.

§ 193-3 Confiscation of vehicles of violators.

The police shall immediately confiscate any motor vehicle of a type described in § 193-1 operated in the prohibited areas or in the prohibited manner described in § 193-2 of this chapter. The unlicensed motor-driven vehicle shall be returned upon payment of the fine or upon direction of the court.

§ 193-4 Violations by minors.

No parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 18 years shall knowingly permit the minor to be in violation of this chapter.

§ 193-5 Notice of violation.

Whenever any minor under the age of 18 years is adjudicated to be in violation of this chapter, his parent or guardian shall be notified of this fact by the Chief of Police or any other person designated by him to give such notice.

§ 193-6 Presumption of evidence.

If at any time within 30 days following the giving of notice, as provided in § 193-5, the minor to whom such notice relates again violates this chapter, it shall be presumed, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, that the minor did so with the knowledge and permission of his parent or guardian.

§ 193-7 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person or persons, firm or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalties.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.