The ordinance states, “No person shall operate a bicycle without due regard for the safety and rights of pedestrians and drivers and occupants of other vehicles as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person while in the lawful use of streets or sidewalks or any public or private property without exercising reasonable and ordinary control over such bicycle by trick riding, or weaving, or zigzag course unless such irregular course is necessary for safe operation in compliance with the law.”
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According to the ordinance, if a minor under the age of 18 violates the new law, West Haven Police reserve the right to impound the bicycle. There will be a storage charge of $25.00 per day for each impounded bicycle. If the bicycle is not claimed after 30 days, it will become property of the City of West Haven.
The penalty for violating the ordinance will be a fee of $100.00.
The law also applies to motorized bicycles.