City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 10-11-1973 by Ord. No. MC-772. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Curfew — See Ch. 200.

Noise — See Ch. 371.

Parks — See Ch. 390.

Peace and good order — See Ch. 395.

Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 491.

Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 553.

§ 561-1
Operation unlawful on public property. 

§ 561-2

§ 561-3
Operation on private property. 

§ 561-4

§ 561-5
Reckless operation. 

§ 561-6
Use by City employees for public work. 

§ 561-7
Unlawful for parents to permit violation by minors. 

§ 561-8
Violations and penalties. 

§ 561-9
Removal and storage of violating vehicles. 

[Amended 6-13-2002 by Ord. No. MC-3755; 6-28-2007 by Ord. No. MC-4303]

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any type of unlicensed motor-driven vehicle or conveyance, including but not necessarily limited to snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorized scooters, two-wheel motor vehicles known as "minibicycles," and "trail bicycles," and four-wheel motor vehicles, commonly known as "go-carts," upon any City or public property in the City of Camden, New Jersey.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

A motor vehicle, designed to travel over any terrain, of a type possessing between three and six rubber tires and powered by a gasoline engine not exceeding 600 cubic centimeters, but shall not include golf carts.
[Added 6-13-2002 by Ord. No. MC-3755]
Includes all parks, recreation areas, ballparks, lake areas, storage facilities, garage areas, Board of Education property and any and all other City or publicly owned land or premises.
A miniature motor vehicle and includes, but is not limited to, pocket bikes, super pocket bikes, scooters, mini-scooters, sport scooters, mini-choppers, mini-motorcycles, motorized skateboards and other vehicles with motors not manufactured in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and which have no permanent federal safety certification stickers affixed to the vehicle by the original manufacturer. This term shall not include: electric personal assistive mobility devices, motorized bicycles or low-speed vehicles, or motorized wheelchairs, mobility scooters or similar mobility assisting devices used by persons with physical disabilities, or persons whose ambulatory mobility has been impaired by age or illness.
[Added 6-28-2007 by Ord. No. MC-4303]
Includes all streets, sidewalks, easements or any other areas dedicated or commonly used for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
Any motor vehicle, designed primarily to travel over ice or snow, of a type which uses sled-type runners, skis, an endless belt tread, cleats or any combination of these or other similar means of contact with the surface upon which it is operated, but does not include any farm tractor, highway or other construction equipment, or any military vehicle.
[Added 6-13-2002 by Ord. No. MC-3755]

The operation of said motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 561-1 of this chapter, is additionally prohibited upon private property, unless the operator of said motor-driven vehicle has in his possession an express written permission to operate said vehicle on said private property by the owner of said property.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 371, Noise.

It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 561-1, in a manner so as to create loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.

It shall be unlawful to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle, as defined in § 561-1, in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety of any person or the property of any person.

It shall not be unlawful for any employee of this City to operate motor-driven vehicles, as defined in § 561-1, for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or doing any public work within the scope of his employment.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 382, Parental Responsibility.

It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any child under the age of 17 years to permit such child to operate a motor-driven vehicle in violation of the terms of this chapter.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289; 6-13-2002 by Ord. No. MC-3755; 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.


In addition to the above schedule in § 561-8 setting forth the penalties for violating the provisions of Chapter 561 and the penalties in § 561-9, any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of Chapter 561 with regard to the illegal operation of a motorized scooter may also be subject to applicable provisions and penalties set forth in chapter 4 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes, including those provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-14.13 regarding violations; fines; seizure and/or forfeiture of such person's motorized scooter; and community service.

[Added 6-28-2007 by Ord. No. MC-4303]

Any police officer is authorized to remove any such unregistered vehicle from City-owned land and public property and privately owned property where it is unauthorized, as defined by this chapter, to a storage space or garage, the expense involved in such removal and storing of said motor vehicle to be borne by the owners of such vehicle.