[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Egg Harbor 11-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-16. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 323.
The purpose of this chapter shall be to set standards for the operation of motorized off-road vehicles within the Township so as to improve the standards of safety as well as to minimize the impact of the operation of such vehicles on residents of the Township and the environment.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- OFF-ROAD VEHICLE
- A motorized or motor-driven vehicle designed primarily for transportation of the driver, including minibikes, trail bikes, snowmobiles, unlicensed motorcycles, motor scooters, motorbikes, go-carts, dune buggies, all-terrain vehicles or other recreational vehicles designed primarily for transportation of the driver on other than the public or private roadway. This definition does not include lawn mowers, tractors or farm, lawn, garden or similar equipment when used for the purposes for which it was designed.
It shall be unlawful to operate any off-road vehicle within the Township:
On the private property of another person or party unless the operator of the vehicle has express written permission of the owner or legal occupant of said property to operate the vehicle thereon, which permission must be exhibited to police officers on request or produced at headquarters of the Police Department within 48 hours.
On any public street, sidewalk or bike path within the Township unless the operator is fully dismounted.
On public grounds unless permission for operation of such vehicles on said grounds has been specifically given by the proper public authority.
In a manner creating loud or unusual noise so as to interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,250, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.