[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Dennis 9-24-2002 Special Town Meeting, Art. 13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTORIZED DEVICES
- Any device with wheels that has handlebars or a steering mechanism and is designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator and is powered by an electric-, gasoline- or alcohol-fueled motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion.
No person shall operate a motorized device on any public way, sidewalk, bicycle path or any other property owned or controlled by the Town of Dennis or the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District. Operation of a motorized device shall be prohibited on property where the public has a right of access as invitees or licensees, if said operation is prohibited by posted notice of the person who has lawful control of said property.
The parent or guardian of any person under the age of 18 shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such person to violate any provision of this bylaw.
The following vehicles shall be exempt from the provisions of this bylaw.
Any vehicle capable of being registered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a motor vehicle, as defined by M.G.L. c. 90, § 1, or other vehicles the use of which is regulated by state law.
"Motorized bicycle," as defined by M.G.L. c. 90, § 1, the use of which is regulated by M.G.L. c. 90, § 1B.
"Recreation or snow vehicle," as defined by M.G.L. c. 90B, § 20, the use of which is regulated by M.G.L. c. 90B.
Wheelchairs or similar devices used by handicapped persons.
Landscaping/construction equipment, golf car or industrial cart, while being used for the vehicle's intended purpose.
Any person who violates this bylaw shall be subject to a fine of $50. This bylaw may be enforced by use of the noncriminal disposition procedure for bylaw enforcement pursuant to M.G.L. c. 40, § 21D and Chapter 1, Article 1, of the Dennis Code.
A motorized device operated by a person under the age of 18 in violation of this bylaw may be impounded by the Police Department for a period not to exceed 15 days.