[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Hudson 1-19-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971 (Ch. 98 of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the provisions of Title D of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law as enacted by Chapter 660 of the Laws of 1972.
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare and safety of the residents of Hudson by regulating the operation of snowmobiles within the City.
Snowmobiles shall not be operated on the public streets and other places in the City of Hudson unless an emergency is declared by the Mayor to authorize the use of same.
In the case of such an emergency, only authorized persons shall operate snowmobiles and they shall be responsible to official jurisdiction of the City authorities.
A person operating a snowmobile within the City of Hudson must observe strictly all vehicular traffic signs and signals and all other rules and regulations applicable to vehicular traffic, and shall obey the orders or directions of any state or local police officer or other law enforcement official authorized to direct or regulate traffic.
Negligence in use or operation of a snowmobile shall be attributed to the owner. Every owner of a snowmobile used or operated in the City of Hudson shall be liable and responsible for death of or injury to persons or damage to property resulting from negligence in the use or operation of such snowmobile by any person using or operating same with the permission, express or implied, of such owner; provided, however, that such operator's negligence shall not be attributed to the owner as to any claim or cause of action accruing to the operation of such snowmobile, or his legal representatives, for such injuries or death.
[Amended 12-13-1973 by L.L. No. 8-1973]
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed $100. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.