Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles 

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  Town of Frye Island
Cumberland County
State of Maine

Chapter 107 -- Ordinance Prohibiting Unsafe Use of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles in the Town of Frye Island, Maine, Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof

[HISTORY: Adopted  Town Meeting 10/9/99, WA25]

GENERAL REFERENCES

Golf Cart Ordinances -- Chapter 105
ATV Ordinances -- Chapter 106


Table of Contents

Section Subject Matter
§107–1.
§107–2.
§107–3
§107–4.
§107–5.
§107–6
§107–7
§107–8
Title.
Purpose.
Registration of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, ... and Motorcycles.
Definitions.
Safe Use of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, ... and Motorcycles.
Protective Headgear.
Violations and Penalties.
Enforcement.

ARTICLE I

Use of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles

§107–1.  Title.

This Ordinance shall be known as and may be cited as the "Ordinance for Safe Use of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles in the Town of Frye Island, Maine, Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof," and shall be referred to herein as "this chapter."

§107–2. Purpose.

The purpose of this Ordinance is to protect the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Frye Island by regulating the safe use of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles on the public roads in the town, many of which have narrow roadways and hidden obstructions which may endanger the safety of persons driving, bicycling or walking on the roads or the safety of motorists, cyclists or pedestrians.

� 107–3. Registration of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles.

  1. No Moped, Motor Driven Cycle, Motorized Bicycle or Tricycle and Motorcycle shall be used on Town public roads unless it has been registered with a State or Province or the Town Clerk and has been issued a license. The Town registration fee, license and other requirements shall be as ordered by the Selectmen with the advice of the Executive Committee of the Board of Island Trustees. The owner must sign an acceptance of liability for any operator of any Moped, Motor Driven Cycle, Motorized Bicycle or Tricycles and Motorcycle.

  2. No Moped, Motor Driven Cycle, Motorized Bicycle or Tricycles and Motorcycle shall be used on Town public roads unless it bears a number identification issued by a State or Province or the Town Clerk. The number identification issued by the Town Clerk shall be as ordered by the Selectmen with the advice of the Executive Committee of the Board of Island Trustees.

§107–4.  Definitions

The definitions of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles shall be as defined in TITLE 29-A, CHAPTER 1, State of Maine Regulations.

§107–5. Safe Use of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles.    

The use of Mopeds, Motor Driven Cycles, Motorized Bicycles or Tricycles and Motorcycles on Town roads shall be as defined in TITLE 29-A, State of Maine Regulations, except as provided in this ordnance.

� 107–6. Protective Headgear

  1.  The following persons must wear protective headgear while on Town public roads:

  1. If under 14 years of age, operators or passengers on a Moped, Motor Driven Cycle, Motorized Bicycle or Tricycles and Motorcycle;

  2. An operator of a Moped, Motor Driven Cycle, Motorized Bicycle or Tricycles and Motorcycle, operating under a learner's permit or within one year of successfully completing a driving test;

  3. A passenger of an operator required to wear headgear.

  1. Compliance. An operator of a Moped, Motor Driven Cycle, Motorized Bicycle or Tricycles and Motorcycle, and /or their parent or guardian may not allow a passenger under the age of 14 years to ride in violation of this section.

  2. Standard Protective headgear must conform with minimum standards of construction and performance as prescribed by the American National Standards Institute specifications  Z90.1 or by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety.

§107–7. Violations and Penalties.

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be guilty of a civil violation and, upon conviction, shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.), with each incident being considered a separate violation: all fines accrue to the Town. A warning may be issued for a first offence.

§107–8. Enforcement.

This Ordinance shall be enforced by the Town of Frye Island Police Department, the Cumberland County Sheriff�s Department, or their designees.


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