[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Egg Harbor 8-11-1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Section 4-11 of Chapter IV of the former Revised Ordinances, adopted 8-11-1975, as amended.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Includes but is not expressly limited to minibikes, motor scooters, go-carts, swamp buggies and snowmobiles and any other motor-driven vehicle not capable of being registered under N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq., as amended, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulations, of the New Jersey Statutes, as amended, except such vehicles as in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq., as amended, which are expressly exempt from registration.
No person shall operate, or permit and suffer to be operated, a motor-driven vehicle, as defined herein, within the Township under the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of the property. Where such express prior written consent has been obtained, the operator shall keep it on his person, available for immediate display, during the period of such operation.
On any public grounds or private property inclusive of sidewalks and parking lots.
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 or be likely 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 parent, guardian or other person having custody of such person, is operating the motor-driven vehicle with the sufferance and permission of such parent, guardian or other person, and each of these shall be subject to prosecution the same as the minor who actually operates the motor-driven vehicle in violation of the provisions 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 12-9-1987 by Ord. No. 60-1987; 4-12-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
Violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a minimum fine of $100 or a maximum of $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each and every violation shall be considered a separate violation. Any person who is convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter within one year of the date of a previous violation and who was fined for the previous violation may be sentenced by the Court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed as a repeat offender shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine provided herein, and same shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of this chapter.