Village of Warwick, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Warwick 6-14-1976 by L.L. No. 7-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 135.
[Amended 11-20-2000 by L.L. No. 15-2000]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SELF-PROPELLED DEVICES
Any vehicle or device nor limited to but including bicycles, rollerblades, rollerskates, skateboard, scooters propelled by an operator or operators.
[Amended 11-20-2000 by L.L. No. 15-2000]
These regulations applicable to self-propelled devices shall apply whenever a self-propelled device is operated upon any street or upon any public path set aside for the exclusive use of self-propelled devices, subject to those exceptions stated herein.
The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 11-20-2000 by L.L. No. 15-2000]
Every person riding a self-propelled device upon a roadway shall be subject to the provisions of the vehicles and traffic laws of this Village applicable to the driver of a motor vehicle,[1] except as to special regulations in this chapter and except as to those provisions of such laws which by their nature can have no application.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 135, Vehicles and Traffic.
[Amended 11-20-2000 by L.L. No. 15-2000]
A. 
Any person operating a self-propelled device shall obey the instructions of official traffic signals, signs and other control devices applicable to vehicles and all regulations as set out in Article 34, §§ 1230 to 1236, inclusive, of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
B. 
Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right, left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a self-propelled device shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the self-propelled device to make any such turn, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians.
C. 
Any person operating a self-propelled device on a Village street, road, thoroughfare or in a Village park shall wear a protective helmet.
(1) 
Passengers on bicycles or scooters under one year of age prohibited; passengers and operators under 14 years of age to wear protective headgear.
(2) 
No person operating a bicycle shall allow a person who is under one year of age to ride as a passenger on a bicycle nor shall such person be carried in a pack fastened to the operator. A first violation of the provisions of this subsection shall result in no fine. A second violation shall result in a civil fine not to exceed $50.
(3) 
No person operating a bicycle or other self-propelled devices shall allow a person one or more years of age and less than five years of age to ride as a passenger on a bicycle unless:
(a) 
Such passenger is wearing a helmet meeting standards established by the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. For the purposes of this subsection, "wearing a helmet" means having a helmet of good fit fastened securely upon the head with the helmet straps; and
(b) 
Such passenger is placed in a separate seat attached to the bicycle and such seat shall have adequate provision for retaining the passenger in place and for protecting the passenger from the moving parts of the bicycle.
D. 
The operator and any passenger on any self-propelled device shall wear a helmet which satisfies the standards adopted by the New York State Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, or in the absence of the adoption of such standards by the Commissioner, such helmet must satisfy the standards recommended by the Snell Memorial Foundation, Safety Equipment Institute, or United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
[Amended 11-20-2000 by L.L. No. 15-2000]
No person shall park a self-propelled device upon a street other than upon the roadway against the curb or upon the sidewalk in a rack to support the self-propelled device or against a building or at the curb, in such manner as to afford the least obstruction to pedestrian traffic and motor traffic.
[Amended 11-20-2000 by L.L. No. 15-2000]
No person shall ride a self-propelled device, as defined by this chapter, upon any sidewalk within the Village of Warwick, New York.
It shall be an offense for any person to perform any act forbidden or fail to perform any act required by this chapter.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.