[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees and deposits — See Ch. A301.
Editor's Note: Editor’s Note: Former Art. I, Bicycles, adopted 6-25-1975 by Ord. No. 1975:270 (Ch. 13 of the 1967 Code), as amended, was repealed 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1068.
[Adopted 5-13-1992 by Ord. No. 1992:621; amended in its entirety 7-22-1992 by Ord. No. 1992:627]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ROLLER SKATES
- Shoes or boots mounted on wheels or metal frames mounted on wheels which can be fitted to the soles of shoes, used for skating over a hard surface.
- A platform or other board which is mounted on wheels or a board with roller skate wheels or other similar wheels affixed to the underside, having no other mechanism or other device with which to steer or control the direction or movement thereof while being used, operated or ridden.
No person shall use, operate or ride upon any skateboards, roller skates or other human-powered recreational locomotion devices, including roller blades, on the portions of streets, highways or other public areas designated for motor vehicle use within the Borough of Closter.
No person shall operate a skateboard, roller skates or other human-powered recreational locomotion device, including roller blades, upon the sidewalks in any District No. 3 Business Area, District No. 4 Commercial Area, District No. 4A Office Area A or District No. 4B Office Area B, provided that proper signs are installed.
Skateboards, roller skates, roller blades and other human-powered recreational locomotion devices may be used on streets located in District 1 Residence Area A and District 2 Residence Area B except if such street is a county road.
[Added 9-11-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:727]
Any person under 14 years of age shall not operate or ride upon such device unless that person is wearing a properly fitted and fastened helmet which meets the standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z90.4 bicycle helmet standard) or the Snell Memorial Foundation's 1984 Standard for Protective Headgear for Use in Bicycling.
[Added 9-11-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:727]
Whenever any person is riding a skateboard, roller skates or other human-powered recreational locomotion device, including roller blades, upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian.
No operator of a skateboard, roller skates or other human-powered recreational locomotion device, including roller blades, shall leave a skateboard, roller skates or other human-powered recreational locomotion device, including roller blades, lying on or standing upon a sidewalk or street in such manner as to hinder or impede or cause a danger to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
Editor’s Note: Former § 75-18, Police inspection and impoundment, as amended, was repealed 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1068.
Any person seventeen (17) years of age and under who violates any of the provisions of this Article shall, for the first offense, be reprimanded in writing by the Closter Police Department. Such reprimand shall be addressed to the parents or guardians of the offender and to the offender, stating the nature of the violation and a warning that a repetition of the violation or any other violation must be prevented or the offender may be turned over to the Closter Youth Guidance Council. On a second offense and any subsequent offense, the offender may be summoned to appear before the Youth Guidance Council accompanied by a parent or guardian, and after a hearing of the violation, the Youth Guidance Council is hereby authorized to take any appropriate action.
Any person eighteen (18) years of age or over who violates any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.) or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days or by a period of community service not exceeding ninety (90) days, or all of the above, in the discretion of the Judge imposing the same.