Village of Northport, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Northport at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Operation of vehicles — See Ch. 289.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE
Any vehicle which is propelled by any power other than muscular power that is designed for or capable of cross-country travel, such as a motorcycle, trail bike or minibike. A recreational vehicle is also classified as a motor vehicle when such recreational vehicle is operated or driven upon a public highway. A "snowmobile" is any self-propelled vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice. Lawn mowers, powered garden vehicles and other similar utilitarian domestic vehicles are specifically excepted therefrom.
No person shall operate or cause or permit to be operated any recreational vehicle:
A. 
On a private property of another without the express prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of said property. Such consent may be revoked at any time by the grantor thereof. Where such express prior written consent has been obtained, the operator or person at the site responsible for such operation shall keep said consent on his person and available for immediate display at all times during the period of such operation.
B. 
On any public grounds or property, including village- or school-owned land, which shall include but not be limited to parks, ballparks and recreation areas.
C. 
In such a manner as to create unreasonable noise so as to unreasonably disturb or interfere with persons in the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their property. To this end, no person shall operate a recreational motor vehicle before the hour of 9:00 a.m. and after the hour of 7:00 p.m., prevailing time, or sunset, whichever shall first occur.
D. 
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety or property of any person.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not to exceed $250, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, for each offense, and each day a violation continues shall be a separate offense.