[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Castle 11-12-1974 by L.L. No. 11-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- All streets, sidewalks, easements or any other areas dedicated or commonly used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
- TOWN-OWNED LAND
- All parks, recreation areas, ball parks, lake areas, storage facilities, garage areas and any and all other town- or publicly owned land and premises.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any type of unlicensed motor-driven vehicle or conveyance, including but not necessarily limited to snowmobiles, two-wheel motor vehicles known as minibicycles, trail bicycles, motor scooters and four-wheel motor vehicles commonly known as go-carts or all-terrain vehicles, upon any public property or town-owned land in the Town of New Castle outside of the Village of Mount Kisco.
The operation of said motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 127-2 of this chapter, is additionally prohibited upon private property unless the operator of said motor-driven vehicle has the express permission of the owner of said private property to operate said vehicle on said property.
It shall be unlawful to operate any licensed or unlicensed motor-driven vehicles, as defined in § 127-2, in a manner so as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise which disturbs or interferes with the peace and quiet of other persons.
It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 127-2, in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety of any person or the property of any person.
It shall not be unlawful for any employee of this town to operate motor-driven vehicles, as defined in § 127-2, for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or doing any public work within the scope of his employment.
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any child under the age of 16 years knowingly to permit such child to operate a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter.
Any child, operator or parent, as defined in this chapter, who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to a fine not exceeding $250 or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
Should any section or portion of this chapter be in conflict with the laws of the State of New York applicable to the operation, registration, ownership or control of snowmobiles, then in that instance said laws of the State of New York shall prevail.