[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Willingboro as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Unregistered Vehicles
Article II Operation in Recreation Areas
[Derived from Sec. 3-13 of the 2003 Revised General Ordinances]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Includes but is not expressly limited to minibikes, motor scooters, go-carts, swamp buggies, snowmobiles and mopeds and any other motor-driven vehicle not capable of being registered under N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq. (Motor Vehicles), as amended, excepting such vehicles under N.J.S.A. 39:3-1 which are expressly exempted from registration.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, or permit and suffer to be operated, a motor-driven vehicle, as defined herein, within the Township under the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express, prior, written consent of the owner and the occupant of the property. Where the express, prior, written consent has been obtained, the operator shall keep it on the operator's person, available for immediate display, during the period of operation.
On any public grounds or property.
In such manner as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons. To this end, no person shall operate a motor-driven vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. and after the hour of 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, or sunset, whichever shall first occur.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety or property of any person.
Any person violating the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.
[Derived from Sec. 3-19 of the 2003 Revised General Ordinances]
The Township has constructed and maintains bicycle paths for the general use of the public in recreation areas of the Township. This article is intended to regulate the parking and operation of motorized vehicles in these recreation areas in order to ensure the safety of the public and maximize the use of these areas by the public.
In addition, the Township has entered into several agreements with the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, essentially authorizing the Township to construct, operate and maintain blacktop bicycle paths, together with the necessary appurtenances, along portions of the Public Service right-of-way. In each of those agreements, the Township Council agreed that "no motorized vehicles of any kind, i.e., automobiles, motorcycles, minibikes, etc., [would] be parked, stored or used on the bike path or on the adjoining lands of [Public Service] at any time, and [the Township] shall be responsible for the general safety of all persons using the bike path. Only motorized vehicles owned by [the Township] for the use of litter and safety patrols will be allowed on the bike path and/or the adjoining lands of [Public Service]." This article is intended to enable the Township to enforce the quoted provisions of those agreements.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, store, use or operate or permit and suffer to be parked, stored, used or operated a motorized vehicle of any kind whatsoever, including but not expressly limited to motor vehicles and motorized bicycles, as defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1, and minibikes and other motor-driven vehicles, as defined in Article I of this chapter, on any portion of the public recreation areas owned and maintained by the Township, unless a portion of such recreation area shall be expressly constructed and maintained for motorized vehicles, and signs authorizing motorized vehicle use are posted or on the bike paths or adjoining lands of Public Service Electric and Gas Company in the Township. This prohibition shall not apply to official litter and safety patrols and official maintenance and emergency vehicles and equipment.