[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Evesham 11-16-1977 by Ord. No. 30-9-77. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the use or operation of recreational motor vehicles throughout the Township of Evesham.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE
- Expressly includes, but shall not be limited to, minibikes, motor scooters, go-carts, golf carts which are not in use on an existing golf course, motorbikes, dune buggies and swamp buggies. Lawn mowers, motorized garden vehicles, tractors and related farm or domestic vehicles and mopeds are specifically excepted from this section.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a recreational motor vehicle within the Township of Evesham under the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of said premises. Said express written consent shall be on the person of said operator and available for inspection upon demand by any duly authorized law enforcement officer.
On any public property, including all Township-owned premises, including but not limited to parks, ball fields, recreation areas, streets, easements, sidewalks or areas principally used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic or Board of Education lands, unless said lands or a portion thereof are expressly reserved for such operation by ordinance of the Township of Evesham.
In such a manner as to create loud, raucous or unnecessary noise so as to disturb or interfere with persons in the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their property, premises or residence. Further, no person shall operate a recreational motor vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. and after the hour of 8:00 p.m. prevailing time or sunset, whichever shall first occur.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety or property of any person.
Any person under the age of 18 who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the adjudication and disposition provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:4-42 et seq. Further, any parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any child under the age of 18 years, who shall knowingly permit such child to operate a recreational motor vehicle, shall be in violation of this chapter. Any person of the age of 18 years or over who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, of the Code of Evesham Township.