[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Brookfield 6-18-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate or permit and suffer to be operated a snowmobile, motorcycle, motorbike, go-cart or all-terrain vehicles as hereinafter defined in this chapter within the Town of Brookfield under any of the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of said property. Such consent may be revoked at any time by the grantor thereof. Where such express prior written consent has been obtained, the operator or person at the site responsible for such operation shall keep said consent on his person and available for immediate display at all times during the period of such operation. Excepted from the operation of this subsection are any private clubs or other organizations that permit the operation of recreational motor vehicles on their property in connection with the principal use of said property by the members of any such club or organization.
On any public grounds or property, including Town-owned land, which shall include but not be limited to parks, ball fields, recreation areas, open space or conservation lands, Town-owned easements and sidewalks or area dedicated to or commonly used for pedestrian traffic, Town storage facilities, garage areas and Board of Education lands, unless specifically designated, set aside and reserved therefor by resolution of a Town Meeting.
In such manner as to create loud or unnecessary noise so as to unreasonably disturb or interfere with persons in the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their property.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety or property of any person.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES
- A self-propelled vehicle designed to travel over unimproved terrain and which has been determined by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of the State of Connecticut to be unsuitable for operation on the public highways, which is not eligible for registration under Chapter 246 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
- Any self-propelled vehicle having any number of wheels in contact with the ground and a seat or platform on which the rider sits, kneels or stands in the operation thereof.
- MOTORCYCLE or MOTORBIKE
- A motor vehicle having not more than three wheels in contact with the ground and a saddle or seat on which the rider sits or a platform on which he stands, and with or without a side car, and shall include bicycles having a motor attached.
- Any self-propelled vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice, except vehicles propelled by sail.
Any person under the age of 16 years who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a juvenile offender. Any person of the age of 16 years or over who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $100 or by imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.