2/34 By-Law Prohibiting the Use of Gas-Powered Scooters, Powerboards, All-Terrain Vehicles and Mini-Motorbikes
Definition: This section refers to scooters, powerboards, all-terrain vehicles and mini-motorbikes that have handlebars, that have two or more wheels, that are designed to be stood upon or sat upon by the operator, and that are gas-powered by an engine or motor capable of propelling the vehicle with or without human thrust. Excluding wheelchairs and vehicles, which are medically necessary.
Prohibition from Sidewalks. No person may use, ride or otherwise operate a gas-powered scooter, powerboard, all-terrain vehicle or mini-motorbike on a sidewalk of the Town of Raynham.
Prohibition from Streets. No person may use, ride or otherwise operate a gas-powered scooter, powerboard, all-terrain vehicle or mini-motorbike on a public way, private way, street or on the grounds of any public school on any Town-owned property in the Town of Raynham unless that person is sixteen (16) years of age or older and is carrying a valid driver’s/operator’s license.
Penalties. Any person violating the provisions of this By-law shall be subject to a fine of twenty-five dollars and no cents ($25.00) for a first offense and fifty dollars and no cents ($50.00) for a second or any subsequent offense, but a court of competent jurisdiction may substitute community service for any fine monies.
Exceptions. Nothing in these sections shall prevent the legal use of (i) any mechanical or motorized device designed and used to assist a person with a disability affecting ambulation, (ii) a moped that has been registered with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles and (iii) a motorized bicycle that has been registered with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Enforcement. The Raynham Police Department shall have the authority to enforce this section. The provisions of Massachusetts General Laws c 40,sec. 21D may be used to enforce these sections. The Raynham Police Department shall have the authority to impound any vehicle in violation of this By-law.
(This section was disapproved by the Attorney General)
Vendors. All vendors in the Town of Raynham selling vehicles described in section (a) shall be required to post in clear and conspicuous terms the statement that these vehicles are banned on public and private ways, sidewalks and public grounds in the Town of Raynham and deliver a copy of this By-Law to a purchaser of any vehicle defined under this By-Law;
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