[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Egg Harbor City 11-14-1974 as Ch. 78A of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE
- Includes but is not expressly limited to minibikes, motor scooters, golf carts, go-carts, motorbikes, dune buggies, swamp buggies, all-terrain vehicles and any other similar motor vehicle of the type that is normally used on land for recreation, entertainment or pleasure, or vehicles that are not authorized by the State of New Jersey to travel on public streets and highways. The use of lawn mowers, powered garden vehicles and other similar utilitarian domestic vehicles is specifically excepted herefrom.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate, or permit and suffer to be operated, a motor-driven vehicle as defined herein, within the City of Egg Harbor City, under the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express prior consent of both the owner and the occupant of said property.
On any public grounds, inclusive of sidewalks, parking lots and city parks.
In such manner as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons. To this end, no person shall operate such a motor-driven vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. and after the hour of 9:00 p.m. prevailing time, or sunset, whichever shall first occur.
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety or property of any person.
It shall be rebuttably presumed that any person under the age of 18 years who operates a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter and who resides with his or her parent(s), guardians or other person(s) having custody of said person is operating said motor-driven vehicle with the sufferance and permission of said parent(s), guardian(s) or other person(s) having custody of said person, and said parent(s), guardian(s) or other person(s) having custody of said person shall be subject to prosecution the same as said person under the age of 18 years who actually operated the motor-driven vehicle in violation of this chapter.
Any person under the age of 18 years who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a juvenile delinquent and shall be proceeded against as such.
[Amended 2-28-1991 by Ord. No. 4-1991; 4-14-1994 by Ord. No. 8-1994]
Any person of the age of 18 years or over who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter and any person who aids, abets, or assists therein shall, upon conviction in a court of competent jurisdiction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.