[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Northfield 8-20-1974 by Ord. No. 12-1974 (Ch. 112 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
- MOTOR-DRIVEN VEHICLE
- Includes but is not expressly limited to minibikes, motor scooters, go-carts, swamp buggies, snowmobiles and any other motor-driven vehicle not capable of being registered under Title 39, Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation, of the New Jersey Statutes, as amended, except such vehicles as in such Title 39 are expressly exempt from registration.
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 Northfield, under the following circumstances:
On private property of another without the express prior written consent of the owner and the occupant of said property. Where such express prior written consent has been obtained, the operator shall keep the same 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 or her parent(s), guardian(s) 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.