[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Monroe 7-6-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999]. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- IN-LINE SKATES
- Shoes, skates or footwear with a single row of roller wheels.
- ROLLER SKATES
- Shoes, skates or footwear with two or more rows of roller wheels.
- A narrow board of wood, plastic, fiberglass or similar material with roller-skate or other type of wheels attached to each end and used for gliding or moving on any hard surfaces, without a mechanism or other device for steering while being used, operated or ridden.
No person shall use or operate a skateboard, in-line skates or roller skates upon any public streets (including the entire paved and improved surfaces thereof, including gutter areas, from curb-to-curb, where curbs exist), sidewalks or on any public lands within the Village of Monroe:
Every person operating a skateboard, roller skates or in-line skates shall operate the same in strict observance of Article 34 of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law relating to the operation of bicycles and play vehicles, except as to those provisions which by their nature can have no application.
The operator of a skateboard, roller skates and/or in-line skates emerging from an alley, driveway or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk, shall yield the right of way to all pedestrians approaching said walk.
Whenever any person shall operate a skateboard, roller skates and/or in-line skates upon a sidewalk, such person shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian and shall give audible signal before overtaking and passing such pedestrian.
No person shall operate a skateboard, roller skates and/or in-line skates at nighttime unless he or she is wearing reflective clothing, which shall be visible from a distance of not less than 50 feet and a maximum of 300 feet from the front, side and rear when directly in front of the lawful beams of headlight on a motor vehicle. "Reflective clothing" shall be defined, for the purposes of this chapter, as any shirt, vest or jacket or any other readily visible piece of apparel equipped with a reflective surface.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation, and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 for the first offense and not more than $50 for each offense thereafter.