Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston by Ord. No. 2005-9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Motor Vehicle Code — See Ch. 217.
Motor vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 220.
Noise — See Ch. 224.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 242.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 300.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 325.
Any recreational motor vehicle, including all three-wheeled or four-wheeled vehicles, or any design or class of all-terrain vehicles (ATV), or any motorbike, mini-bike, go-cart, motorized scooter or motorcycle, which has been determined by the Division of Motor Vehicles as unsuitable for operation on the public way and is not eligible for registration for that use is strictly prohibited from public streets, public parks, or any walkway, trail, grassy area, or in any area within the Town where motor vehicles are not allowed, and shall not be operated, driven, caused to be driven, walked, or parked on public streets, public parks, or any walkway, trail, grassy area, or in any area within the Town where motor vehicles are not allowed, or within the boundaries of any public park.
No person shall ride, drive or otherwise use any recreational vehicle described above on private property, whether posted or not, in such a manner that it disturbs, disrupts, annoys and/or interferes with the quality of life of surrounding residents.
Any violation of § 328-1 or 328-2 shall be subject to a fine of $100 for a first offense, $200 for a second offense, and $300 for each offense thereafter. Any vehicle used in violation of this chapter shall be impounded at the owner's expense and shall not be released until all court action has been completed.
No person illegally operating any recreational vehicle described in this chapter shall elude any police officer upon being signaled to stop or upon being told to stop. This section shall apply upon the occurrence of any lawful act by a police officer in telling or signaling any vehicle operator to stop by any oral statement, siren, flashing light, hand signal or other signal. This shall apply whether the police officer ordering or signaling the stop is in a vehicle or on foot. This section is intended to prohibit acts to elude a police officer, including acts consisting of increasing speed, changing directions, turning off lights or taking similar steps to avoid or escape from a police officer. Any person apprehended in violation of this section shall be subject to an additional penalty of $200.
This chapter shall not apply to any employee or agent of the Town while engaged in the actual performance of his or her duties, nor to any Town vehicles and equipment and/or vehicles and equipment used by vendors who are under contract with the Town to provide goods or services within such facilities.