Township of West Norriton, PA
Montgomery County
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§ 101 Registration.

[Ord. 420, 3/13/1978, § 2; as amended by Ord. 524, 12/31/1991]
1. 
No person who resides within the confines of West Norriton Township shall operate a pedalcycle upon any highway; trafficway, public place or path set aside for the exclusive use of pedalcycles within West Norriton Township unless said pedalcycle has been registered and licensed by the Township.
2. 
Every pedalcycle intended to be operated in West Norriton Township shall be registered on a form provided by the Township.
3. 
A charge in an amount as established from time to time by resolution shall be made for the registration and handling of each pedalcycle.
4. 
When registered and licensed an identification tag, supplied by the Township, shall be affixed to the frame of the pedalcycle in such manner as to be plainly visible.
5. 
The West Norriton Police Department shall keep a record of:
A. 
Name and address of owner or owner's parents or the person with whom the owner resides.
B. 
Number of registration tags.
C. 
Make and serial number of the pedalcycle.
D. 
Date when registration issued.
E. 
All fees collected.
F. 
All other pertinent information.
6. 
Pedalcycle shall be registered when acquired and annually thereafter.
7. 
Within 15 days after sale, transfer or dismantling of any registered pedalcycle, such information shall be forwarded to the Police Department by the person in whose name the pedalcycle was registered. Said person may have a new identification tag issued for another pedalcycle owned by him without an additional fee being imposed, for the current registration period.
8. 
Every person engaged in the business of buying or selling new or second hand pedalcycles within this Township shall make a report monthly, to the Police Department, of every pedalcycle purchased or sold by such dealer, giving:
A. 
Name and address of person from whom purchased or to whom sold.
B. 
Make, model, serial number and description of pedalcycle.
9. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to wilfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the registration tag and/or serial number of a pedalcycle.

§ 102 Inspection.

[Ord. 420, 3/13/1978, § 3]
The Chief of Police or his duly authorized representative shall inspect each pedalcycle presented for registration. If the pedalcycle is found to be in an unsafe mechanical condition or lacking the equipment specified as necessary under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code governing pedalcycles, registration shall be refused until such pedalcycle is brought into conformance with the requirement and been reinspected.

§ 103 Obligation of Parents.

[Ord. 420, 3/13/1978, § 4]
Parents will be held legally responsible for knowingly allowing their children to disobey any of the provisions of this Part 1.

§ 104 Equipment.

[Ord. 420, 3/13/1978, § 4]
1. 
Lights. Every pedalcycle, when in use between sunset and sunrise, shall be equipped with a lamp which exits a white light, visible 500 feet to the front, and with a red reflector on the rear which is visible from 100 feet to 600 feet to the rear.
2. 
Brakes. Every pedalcycle shall be equipped with brakes in good working order.
3. 
Audible Signal Device. A pedalcycle may be equipped with a device capable of emitting an audible signal of a distance of 100 feet, with the exception of a siren.
4. 
All other equipment deemed necessary for the safe operation of said pedalcycle.

§ 105 Penalties.

[Ord. 420, 3/13/1978, § 6; as amended by Ord. 524, 12/31/1991]
1. 
Any resident violating any provision of this Part 1 upon conviction is guilty of an offense and shall be sentenced to pay of fine of not more than $600.
2. 
Any pedalcycle owned or operated by any resident of any other municipality shall not be required to be registered in this Township, but shall be subject to all other provisions of this Part 1.