City of Chicopee, MA
Hampden County
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All territory within 300 feet of the premises of each hospital, each nursing home or any medical health care facility where overnight stays are required by competent medical personnel, in the City of Chicopee, is hereby declared, by the amendment of this ordinance, to be a zone of quiet.
[Amended 2-20-1996 by Ord. No. 96-8]
The Chief of Police may temporarily establish a zone of quiet upon any street where a person is seriously ill, if requested to do so by the written statement of at least two registered physicians certifying to its necessity. Said temporary zone of quiet shall embrace all territory within a radius of 200 feet of the building occupied by the person named in the request of said physicians. Said temporary zones of quiet shall be designated by the police by placing at a conspicuous place in the street a sign or marker bearing the words "Zone of Quiet."
No person operating any type of motor vehicle within any designated zone of quiet shall sound the horn or use other warning devices, cause the motor to run at very high speeds so as to cause loud noises or to cause his or her vehicles to spin the wheels at a high speed (burn rubber). The only exceptions are emergency vehicles.