[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Old Bridge 9-22-2003 by Ord. No. 46-03. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township finds that the operation of such motorized recreational vehicles has previously been conducted in a manner so as to disturb the peace, quiet and tranquility of others and in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety of others or the property of others. This chapter proposes to regulate their use.
No person shall operate any recreational motorized vehicles, including but not limited to snowmobiles; two-wheel vehicles known as minibikes, trail bikes; motor scooters; three- or four-wheel motor vehicles known as all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and four-wheel motor vehicles known as go-carts, under the following circumstances:
On the private property of another without the express permission of the owner or occupant of the property.
On any public grounds or lands owned by the Township, excluding streets, the use of which is expressly provided for by the New Jersey statutes.
In a manner so as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety or property of any person, including the operator of the vehicle.
The terms and provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable to police or other emergency vehicles, including but not limited to ambulances, motorcycles, fire control vehicles and the like, or to motorized lawn mowers, tractors or farm vehicles or construction equipment.
The Old Bridge Police Department is hereby authorized to confiscate and impound any recreational motorized vehicle or ATV operated in a prohibited area or in a prohibited manner in violation of the terms of this chapter. The recreational motorized vehicle or ATV shall be returned to the owner thereof upon payment of any fine imposed as a result of a violation of this chapter or upon the direction of any court, except that a second or subsequent violation shall result in the forfeiture of such vehicle.