[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Washington 10-26-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995 as Sec. 5-12 of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 260.
As used in this chapter, the following term shall have the meaning indicated:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Shall include, but not be expressly limited to, minibikes, motor scooters and any other motor-driven vehicle designed primarily for the carrying of a passenger or passengers not capable of being licensed or registered under N.J.S.A. 39-1 et seq., as amended. Vehicles which are expressly exempt from registration under N.J.S.A. 39-1 et seq. shall also be excepted from regulation under this chapter.
No person shall operate or permit or suffer to be operated or to own any motor-driven vehicle as defined herein within the Township under the following circumstances:
Private grounds. On private property of another without the express prior, ongoing consent of the owner and/or the occupant of the property, which consent shall be in writing, dated and be in the possession of the operator while operating such vehicle.
Public grounds. On any public grounds or property.
Noise. In such a manner as to create unnecessary or unusually loud noises which disturb or interfere with generally prevailing community standards concerning the right of the public to peace and quiet. No person shall operate a motor-driven vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. or after sunset.
Operation of vehicle. In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger the safety or property of any person.
Registration. Without first having registered the vehicle with the Police Department in conformity with other provisions of this chapter.
If any person under the age of 18 years operates a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter and that person resides with his/her parent, guardian or other person having custody of that person, it shall be rebuttably presumed that such person is operating such motor-driven vehicle with the sufferance and permission of the parent, guardian or other person having custody. Any parent, guardian or other person who shall be deemed to have permitted or suffered the operation of a motor-driven vehicle contrary to provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter and subject to the penalties provided herein.
Any person under the age of 18 years who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a juvenile delinquent and may be proceeded against as such.
Any person who owns or has under his/her control or who permits the maintenance of a motor-driven vehicle, as defined herein, on premises owned or under the jurisdiction of such person shall procure from the Police Department an identification tag indicating that the vehicle in question has been properly registered pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
The Police Department shall maintain a list of all motor-driven vehicles, including a general description of the vehicle in question, the name of the owner, the name of any minor who has access to or use of the vehicle and the number of the identification tag issued to the registrant.
All persons subject to registration shall secure from the Police Department an identification tag for the motor-driven vehicle so regulated. The identification tag shall be affixed prominently upon the motor-driven vehicle and any person who fails, after securing the identification tag, to have the tag permanently affixed on the vehicle shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter.
The Police Department shall collect at the time of issuance of the identification tag a fee, as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, to defray the cost of administering the provisions of this chapter.
The registration of a motor-driven vehicle under the provisions of this chapter and issuance of an identification tag for such vehicle shall in no way be deemed a warranty concerning the safeness of the vehicle in question. and the Township Council specifically indicates that it will assume no responsibility for any injury or damage which may occur or result by reason of the registration or issuance of an identification tag required under this chapter. The sole purpose of the registration and issuance of identification tags shall be for identification purposes only.
[Amended 4-25-1996 by Ord. No. 11-1996]
Any person who is within jurisdiction of the Township who has in his/her possession or under his/her control an unregistered, uninspected or uninsured motor-driven vehicle shall be deemed to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter.