Borough of Hellertown, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Hellertown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 425.
[Adopted 2-6-1978 by Ord. No. 482]

§ 119-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BICYCLE
Referred to as "pedalcycle" and, as used in this article, shall mean and include any device propelled solely by human power. "Pedalcycle" is further defined as a vehicle with at least two wheels, front and back, with a seat or saddle between and propelled by means of pedals working on a crankshaft.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original ordinance sections 2, Pedalcycles to be registered and tagged; 3, Registration; 4, Tag to be affixed to pedalcycle; registration fee; and 5, Once-and-done registration, which immediately followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 119-2 Applicability of Vehicle Code to pedalcycles.

Every person riding a pedalcycle upon any roadway or sidewalk shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by virtue of Part III, Chapter 35, Subchapter A, of the Vehicle Code,[1] which subchapter is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof as if each and every provision contained therein were set forth herein at length.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.

§ 119-3 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3502.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 12-5-1994 by Ord. No. 603]

§ 119-4 Definitions.

Except where the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms, as used in this article, shall have the following meanings:
BICYCLE
A vehicle with two wheels, propelled solely by human power and having pedals, handlebars and a saddle-like seat. This term also shall include any such human-powered vehicle designed for operation by two or more persons and having multiple tandem seats and corresponding sets of pedals.
IN-LINE SKATES
Roller skates whose wheels are arranged in a straight line.[1]
SCOOTERS
A light two-wheeled open motor vehicle on which a driver sits over an enclosed engine with legs together and feet resting on a floorboard.[2]
SKATEBOARD
A vehicular device consisting of a platform constructed of wood, fiberglass or other similar material to which are affixed a number of paired wheel assemblies ("trucks") and which is ridden by standing upon said platform and propelled by the rider, in the manner of a scooter, by pushing the foot against the ground.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 119-5 Bicycle, skateboard, in-line skates and scooter operators, riders and/or passengers under age 16 required to wear approved helmets. [1]

No person under the age of 16 years shall ride, either as the operator or as a passenger, a bicycle or skateboard unless said person is wearing a properly fitted and securely fastened bicycle helmet which meets the standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI 290.4, Bicycle Helmet Standard) or the Snell Memorial Foundation's 1984 "Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling." This requirement also shall apply to any such person who rides as a passenger on a bicycle while in a restraining seat which is attached to the bicycle or as a passenger in a trailer towed by a bicycle. Individuals engaged in in-line skating or using a scooter are required to wear helmets when under the age of 16.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 119-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who shall violate the terms of this article shall be warned of said violation by the enforcing official of the Borough. The parent or legal guardian of said person also may be fined a maximum of $25 for the violator's first offense, together with the costs of prosecution, or a maximum of $100 for each and every subsequent offense, together with the costs of prosecution. The prescribed fines, as imposed pursuant to this section, may be waived, provided that the violator and/or his/her parent or legal guardian is able to present proof, as may be acceptable to the enforcing official, that an approved helmet was owned at the time of any such violation or has been purchased subsequent to the occurrence of a violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).