[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of Latrobe 7-13-1981 by Ord. No. 1981-2 as Ch. VI, Part 6, of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meaning as set forth herein:
- A. Those vehicles being motor driven regardless of horsepower rating, including but not limited to minibikes, mini-dirt-bikes, motor-scooters, unlicensed motorcycles, unlicensed motorcycles described as "trail" or "dirt bikes," go-carts, golf carts, motorbikes, dune buggies, swamp buggies, snowmobiles and other similar motor vehicle types normally used on land for recreation, entertainment or pleasure.
- B. "Recreational motor vehicle" as used in this chapter shall not include lawnmowers, motor driven garden-type vehicles and other similar utilitarian domestic vehicles and four-wheeled motor driven vehicles on automobile or truck chassis or towed trailer types requiring registration under the Motor Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
From and after the effective date of this chapter it shall be unlawful for any person of any age to operate or to permit to be operated any type of recreational motor vehicle as defined in this chapter within the municipal boundary lines of Latrobe under any of the following conditions or circumstances:
On any private property owned by another without the express prior written consent of the owner of the property, and if occupied by person or persons other than the owner, also of such occupants. Such consent, in writing, if obtained, must be carried by the operator at the site of operation and that consent shall be kept available at all times for any display during the period of operation when requested to do so by any law enforcement officer or other appropriate official.
On any public ground or property, including but not limited to parks, recreation areas, public streets, alleyways, rights-of-way, easements, sidewalks or any area dedicated to or used by the traveling public for pedestrian or authorized vehicular traffic.
In any manner on any private property so as to create loud or unnecessary noises or to disturb or interfere unreasonably with any individual's quiet and peaceful enjoyment of property owned or leased. For this purpose no recreational motor vehicle shall at any time be operated prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m., prevailing time.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety or property of any person.
Any person under the age of 18 years who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be treated as a juvenile defender. In addition, any parent, guardian or other person having the legal care or custody of any person under the age of 18 years who permits or allows such person under the age of 18 years to operate a vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter shall be deemed to be a violator of this chapter and, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, together with costs of prosecution, and, if such fine and costs are not paid, shall be subject to imprisonment in the county correctional institution for a period of not more than five days.
Any person of the age of 18 years or older who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, together with costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment in the county correctional institution for not more than five days.