[HISTORY: Adopted by the Bloomfield Council 8-8-1988 (Ch. 101 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public welfare and safety and convenience and to reduce the congestion and eliminate the gridlock effect which frequently results along particular designated roadways within the Township as a result of such cruising and to ensure access for the general public and, in particular, for emergency and safety vehicles to and around those particular designated roadways.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Driving a motor vehicle on a designated roadway or traffic artery past a traffic control point, in said designated roadways, three or more times within any one-hour period or six or more times within any three-hour period. Passing the control point a third or a sixth time, under the conditions stated herein, shall constitute "cruising" and, therefore, a violation of this chapter.
- TRAFFIC CONTROL POINT
- A reference point designated by signs to advise the public of this ordinance along the designated roadway selected by the Chief of Police or a command superior officer for the purpose of enforcing this chapter.
No person shall cruise. For the purposes of this prohibition, the person operating the vehicle shall be considered the person cruising.
This chapter shall not apply to any vehicle licensed to or operated by a federal, state or municipal official while on official business; any public safety or emergency vehicle; or any vehicle utilized for public transportation, whether the same is a bus, taxicab or limousine.
Any person who violates any one or more of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine as provided in § 1-15 of the Code. In the case of a continuing violation or violations, a fine of not more than the fine provided in § 1-15 of the Code may be assessed for each day that said violation or violations continue unabated until such time as said violations are corrected. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
The following is the Schedule of Designated Roadways:
Schedule of Designated Roadways
Bloomfield Avenue and Grove Street in the vicinity of the Shopping Mall