Chapter 15 – Motor Vehicles and Traffic

Chapter 15 Motor Vehicles and Traffic

§15-101. §15-102. §15-103. §15-104. §15-105. §15-106.

§15-107. §15-108. §15-109.

§15-201. §15-202. §15-203. §15-204. §15-205. §15-206. §15-207. §15-208. §15-209.

§15-301.

CHAPTER 15
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PART 1 GENERAL REGULATIONS

Definitions and Interpretation
Manner of Adopting Permanent Traffic and Parking Regulations
Provisions to be Continuation of Existing Regulations
Temporary and Emergency Regulations
Experimental Regulations
Traffic on Streets Closed or Restricted for Construction, Maintenance or Special Events
Use of Streets by Processions and Assemblages
Authority of Police Officers
Authorization for Use of Speed Timing Devices

PART 2 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

Maximum Speed Limits Established on Certain Streets Traffic Signals at Certain Locations
Intersections Where Turn Prohibited in Red Signal One-Way Streets Established

U-Turns Prohibited at Certain Locations
No Passing Zones Established
Through Highways Established
Stop Intersections Established
Operation of Motor Vehicles Restricted on Public Lands

PART 3

RESTRICTIONS ON SIZE, WEIGHT AND TYPE OF VEHICLE AND LOAD

Truck Traffic Restricted on Certain Streets

PART 4
GENERAL PARKING REGULATIONS

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§15-401. §15-402. §15-403. §15-404.

§15-405. §15-406. §15-407.

Vehicles to be Parked Within Marked Spaces
Parking Prohibited at all Times in Certain Locations
Parking Prohibited in Certain Locations Certain Days and Hours
Parking of Trucks, Buses and Certain Other Vehicles Prohibited in Certain Locations
Parking Time Limited in Certain Locations Certain Days and Hours
Special Purpose Parking Zones Established; Parking Otherwise Prohibited Penalties

PART 5
REMOVAL AND IMPOUNDMENT OF ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES

§15-501. §15-502. §15-503. §15-504. §15-505. §15-506. §15-507. §15-508. §15-509. §15-510.

§15-601. §15-602.

§15-603. §15-604. §15-605.

§15-701. §15-702. §15-703. §15-704. §15-705.

Applicability and Scope
Authority to Remove and Impound
Tow Away Zones Designated
Designation of Approved Storage Garages; Bonding; Towing and Storage Payment of Towing and Storage Charges
Reclamation Cost
Records of Vehicles Removed and Impounded
Restrictions Upon Removal of Vehicles
Penalty for Violation
Reports and Disposition of Unclaimed Vehicles

PART 6
SNOW AND ICE EMERGENCY

Declaration of Snow and Ice Emergency
Parking Prohibited, Driving Motor Vehicles Restricted on Snow Emergency Routes During Emergency
Snow Emergency Routes Designated
Penalty for Violation
Placement of Signs Along Highways Affected

PART 7 PEDESTRIAN REGULATIONS

Pedestrians to Obey Traffic-Control Signs
Pedestrian-Control Signal Locations Established
Locations Where Pedestrian Crossing in Unmarked Crosswalks Restricted Locations Where Pedestrians May Cross Only in Crosswalk
Penalty for Violation

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Part 1 General Regulations

§15-101. Definitions and Interpretation.

  1. Words and phrases, when used in this Chapter, except for Sections or parts to which different or additional definitions apply, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in The Vehicle Code, the Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162 No. 81, as amended, except that in this Chapter the word “street” may be used interchangeably with the word “highway,” and shall have the same meaning as the word “highway” as defined in the Vehicle Code.
  2. The term “legal holidays” as used in this Chapter shall mean and include: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  3. In this Chapter, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine.
  4. Although the streets in the Borough of Rutledge run generally in a northeast- southwest and a northwest-southeast direction, for the purpose of this Chapter, Sylvan Avenue and the street running parallel or generally parallel to Sylvan Avenue shall be deemed to run in a north-south direction, and Unity Terrace and the streets parallel or generally parallel to Unity Terrace shall be deemed to run in an east-west direction.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-102. Manner of Adopting Permanent Traffic and Parking Regulations.

All traffic and parking regulations of a permanent nature shall be enacted as ordinances, as parts of ordinances, as amendments to ordinances, or as amendments to this Chapter, except where the law specifically authorizes less formal action.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-103. Provisions to Be Continuation of Existing Regulations.

The provisions of this Chapter, so far as they are the same as those of ordinances and regulations in force immediately before the enactment of this Chapter, are intended as a continuation of those earlier ordinances and regulations, and not as new enactments. Nothing in this Chapter shall affect any act done or liability incurred, or any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted under any of those repealed or superseded ordinances or regulations.

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(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-104. Temporary and Emergency Regulations.

  1. The Mayor shall have the following powers to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in time of emergency:
    1. In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and/or parking regulations; and,
    2. In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works, or in the conduct of parades, processions or public events, to restrict or prohibit traffic and/or parking in limited areas for periods of not more than 72 hours.
  2. Such temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Police Department in the same manner as permanent regulations. Any person who shall operate or park a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulations, or who shall move, remove, destroy, injure or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made to give notice of any such regulation, shall upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Chapter for a violation of such nature, and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Chapter, to a fine of not more than $25 together with costs of prosecution.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-105. Experimental Regulations.

The Borough of Rutledge may, from time to time by resolution, designate places upon and along the highways in the Borough of Rutledge where, for a period of not more than 90 days, specific traffic and/or parking regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be in force and effect, and shall designate such locations by proper signs and markings. Such regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be effective as if they had been specified in this Chapter. No person shall operate and no person shall move, remove, destroy or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made by authority of this Section. Any person who shall violate any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Chapter for a violation of such nature, and in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Chapter, to a fine of not more than $25 together with costs of prosecution; provided, the purpose of this Section is to allow for the test and experimental determination of the feasibility and desirability of permanent changes in the ordinances of the Borough of Rutledge relative to traffic and parking.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

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§15-106. Traffic on Streets Closed or Restricted for Construction, Maintenance or Special Events.

  1. The Borough of Rutledge shall have authority to close any street or specific part of a street to vehicular traffic and to place barriers or station police officers at each end of the closed portion, while construction or maintenance work is under way or a special event is being conducted on the closed portion. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle upon any such closed portion.
  2. The Borough of Rutledge shall have authority to establish a restricted traffic area upon any street where construction or maintenance work is under way and to station flagmen at each end of the restricted portion. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle upon any such restricted traffic area at any time when the flagman is displaying a sign directing that vehicle to stop, or is signaling that vehicle, by a flag or other device, not to proceed.
  3. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-107. Use of Streets by Processions and Assemblages.

  1. For the purpose of this Section, the words “assemblage” and “procession” shall have the following meanings:ASSEMBLAGE – a gathering of people without vehicles, which interferes with the movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on any street.

    PROCESSION – a group of individuals, vehicles, animals and/or objects moving along a street in a way that interferes with the normal movement of traffic. A procession shall not include a funeral caravan or military convoy.

  2. It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or participate in any assemblage unless the person organizing or conducting the assemblage first obtains a permit from the Mayor, which shall be issued without fee. Application for the permit shall be made at least 1 week in advance of the day on which the assemblage is proposed to be held, but in any case where a State-designated highway is proposed to be used, application shall be made at least 3 weeks in advance of the proposed date. The permit shall state the place where and the date when the assemblage is to be held, the hour when the assemblage may convene and the hour by which it shall have been completely dispersed. It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or to participate in any assemblage unless the permit has been granted, or at any time or place other than that authorized by the permit.
  3. It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or participate in any procession unless the person organizing or conducting the procession first obtains a permit from the

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Mayor, which shall be issued without fee. Application for the permit shall be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the day when the procession is proposed to be held, but in any case where the State-designated highway is proposed to be used, application shall be made at least 3 weeks in advance of the proposed date. The permit shall specify the date on which the procession is to be held, the route to be followed by the procession, the hour when and place where participants may commence to assemble and form before the procession is under way, the time when the procession may commence to move along its route, and the time by which the end of the procession shall have been disbanded. It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or to participate in any procession unless the permit shall have been granted, or under any conditions as to time or route or otherwise than those stated in the permit.

4. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-108. Authority of Police Officers.

The police officers of the Borough of Rutledge are hereby authorized to direct traffic on the highways of the Borough of Rutledge and at intersections thereof and to otherwise enforce the provisions of this Chapter.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-109. Authorization for Use of Speed Timing Devices.

  1. The Borough of Rutledge Police Department is hereby authorized to use all speed timing devices for the determination of speed of a motor vehicle as are approved or will be approved by the Department of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in accordance with Title 75, Pa. C.S.A. §3368.
  2. This Section authorizes the use of said devices upon all highways within the Borough of Rutledge be the Borough of Rutledge, county or State highways, and does also hereby elect to exercise all powers granted to “local authorities” under the Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 75 Pa. C.S.A. §6101 et seq., (1977), as hereafter amended, supplemented, modified or reenacted by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

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Part 2 Traffic Regulations

§15-201. Maximum Speed Limits Established on Certain Streets.

1. Maximum speed limits are established on portions of specified streets, as follows, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle, on any part of a street where a maximum speed limit applies, at a higher speed than the maximum prescribed for that part of the street:

Street

All Terraces
Linden Avenue Morton Avenue President Avenue Rutledge Avenue Swarthmore Avenue Sylvan Avenue

Between

Swarthmore Avenue to Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue to Ridley Township line

Swarthmore Avenue and Morton Borough line

Morton Avenue to Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue to Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue to Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue to Ridley Township line

Maximum Speed Limit

15 mph 25 mph 35 mph 25 mph 25 mph 25 mph 25 mph

2. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-202. Traffic Signals at Certain Locations.

1. At the following locations, traffic signals as indicated below shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected), and traffic at those locations shall be directed by those signals:

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Location Type of Signal

Morton Avenue and Swarthmore Avenue Traffic signal

2. Any driver of a vehicle who disobeys the directions of any traffic signal shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-203. Intersections Where Turn Prohibited on Red Signal.

1. The following are established as intersections where drivers of vehicles headed in the direction or directions indicated are prohibited from making a right turn (or a left turn from a one-way street into another one-way street) on a steady red signal:

Intersection

Morton and Swarthmore Avenue

Vehicles Traveling On

Both

Facing

West on Swarthmore Ave- nue

2. Any driver of a vehicle who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-204. One-way Streets Established.

1. The following are established as one-way streets, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle on any one-way street other than in the direction established for traffic on that street:

Direction Street From To of Travel

Rutledge Avenue Waverly Terrace Swarthmore Avenue South

2. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-205. U-turns Prohibited at Certain Locations.

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1. It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, traveling upon any of the following portions of streets, in the direction or directions indicated for that street, to make a u-turn:

Street Portion Direction of Travel

All Streets all all

2. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-206. No Passing Zones Established.

1. The following are established as no passing zones, and it shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to overtake or pass another vehicle or to drive on the left side of the roadway in any no passing zone:

Street

Swarthmore Avenue Swarthmore Avenue

Direction of Travel

South North

Between

Morton Avenue to Ridley Township line

Ridley Township line to Morton Avenue

2. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-207. Through Highways Established.

1. The following highways are established as through highways, thus authorizing stop or yield signs to be erected facing traffic approaching every intersection with the through highway except for those intersections with traffic signals, or with exceptions or modifications as indicated below. Every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop or yield sign authorized by this Section shall stop the vehicle or yield right-of-way as required by §§3323(b) or 3323(c) of the Vehicle Code, as the case may be, and shall not proceed into or across the through highway until he has followed all applicable requirements of that Section of the law:

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Highway Between

Swarthmore Avenue Entire Length

2. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-208. Stop Intersections Established.

1. The following intersections (in addition to intersections with the through highways established by §15-207) are established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street (the intersecting or through street) on the first-named street (the stop street) in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection on the first- named or stop street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall stop the vehicle as required by §3323(b) of the Vehicle Code, and shall not proceed into or across the second-named or intersecting or through street until he has followed all applicable requirements of that Section of the law.

Stop Street

Linden Avenue Linden Avenue President Avenue President Avenue Rutledge Avenue Rutledge Avenue Sylvan Avenue Sylvan Avenue Melrose Terrace Melrose Terrace Melrose Terrace Melrose Terrace

Intersection
or Through Street

Unity Terrace Waverly Terrace Unity Terrace Waverly Terrace Unity Terrace Waverly Terrace Unity Terrace Waverly Terrace Swarthmore Avenue Sylvan Avenue Linden Avenue President Avenue

Direction of Travel

4-way stop
4-way stop
4-way stop
4-way stop
4-way stop
3-way stop
4-way stop
4-way stop
1-way stop (south) 4-way stop

3-way stop 2-way stop (both)

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Stop Street

Unity Terrace Unity Terrace Unity Terrace Unity Terrace Waverly Terrace Waverly Terrace Waverly Terrace

Intersection
or Through Street

Linden Avenue Sylvan Avenue President Avenue Rutledge Avenue Linden Avenue President Avenue Sylvan Avenue

Direction of Travel

4-way stop 4-way stop 4-way stop 4-way stop 4-way stop 4-way stop 4-way stop

2. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-209. Operation of Motor Vehicles Restricted on Public Lands.

  1. No motor vehicle including a motorcycle, pedalcycle or minibike shall be operated on any property owned by the Borough of Rutledge or any other public agency or instrumentality within the Borough of Rutledge without the permission of the property owner and a permit from the Mayor of the Borough of Rutledge.
  2. Any person who violates an provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

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Part 3
Restrictions on Size, Weight And Type of Vehicle And Load

§15-301. Truck Traffic Restricted on Certain Streets.

1. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle other than a passenger car on any of the following streets or parts of streets:

Street

All Terraces
Linden Avenue President Avenue Rutledge Avenue Swarthmore Avenue Sylvan Avenue

Between

Swarthmore Avenue and Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Provided: nothing in this Section shall prohibit any person from driving an emergency vehicle on any of those streets or parts of streets, or from driving on any of those streets or parts of streets a truck or other commercial vehicle making local deliveries to or pickups from premises located along that street or part of a street.

2. Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

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Part 4
General Parking Regulations

§15-401. Vehicles to Be Parked Within Marked Spaces.

Wherever a space is marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked there shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding that space, and it shall be a violation of this Part for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked otherwise.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

§15-402. Parking Prohibited at All Times in Certain Locations. Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations:

Street

Driveway leading from Unity Terrace to Borough Garage

Linden Avenue Melrose Terrace Morton Avenue President Avenue Rutledge Avenue Swarthmore Avenue Sylvan Avenue Unity Terrace

Side

West North Both West West West West South

Between

That area that would block the ingress and egress of vehicles to and from the garage over this drive

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Ridley Township line to Swarthmore Avenue

Morton Borough line to Swarthmore Avenue

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Morton Avenue and Ridley Township line

Ridley Township line to Swarthmore Avenue

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Street Side Between

Waverly Terrace North Ridley Township line to Swarthmore Avenue

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-403. Parking Prohibited in Certain Locations, Certain Days and Hours.

Parking shall be prohibited in the following locations at all times on the days and between the hours indicated in this Section, as follows:

Street

Linden Avenue

President Ave- nue

Sylvan Avenue

Rutledge Ave- nue

Swarthmore Avenue

Melrose Terrace

Waverly Ter- race

Side

Both Both Both Both Both Both East

Between Days

Entire All

Entire All

Entire All

Entire All

Entire All

Entire All

Rutledge Avenue and All Swarthmore Avenue

Hours

1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-404. Parking of Trucks, Buses and Certain Other Vehicles Prohibited in

Certain Locations.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or to allow to remain parked, on any of the following streets or parts of streets, any vehicle other than a passenger car (which shall not include any bus, motor home or passenger car attached to a trailer of any kind or any commercially tagged vehicle):

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Street Between

All Streets
(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

§15-405. Parking Time Limited in Certain Locations Certain Days and Hours.

No person shall park a vehicle, or allow it to remain parked, for longer than the time indicated, in any of the following locations, at any time on the days and between the hours indicated:

Street Side Between

Linden Avenue North Morton Avenue to Unity Terrace

Days

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours

2 hour parking

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-406. Special Purpose Parking Zones Established; Parking Otherwise

Prohibited.

The following are established as special purpose parking zones, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or to allow it to remain parked, in any such zone, except as specifically provided for that zone:

Authorized

Purpose Street Side Location or Vehicle

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001) §15-407. Penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15 and costs. Provided: it shall be the duty of the police officers and of parking enforcement personnel of the Borough of Rutledge to report to the appropriate official all violations of any provision of this Part, indicating, in each case: the Section violated; the license number of the vehicle involved in the violation; the location where the violation took place; and any other facts that might be necessary in order to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending the violation. The police

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officer or other person making the report shall also attach to or place upon every such vehicle a notice stating that the vehicle was parked in violation of this Part.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

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Part 5
Removal And Impoundment of Illegally Parked Vehicles

§15-501. Applicability and Scope.

This Part is enacted under authority of §6109(a-22) of the Vehicle Code, and gives authority to the Borough of Rutledge to remove and impound those vehicles which are parked in a tow-away zone and in violation of parking regulations of this Chapter. Vehicles which have been abandoned (as defined by the Vehicle Code) or which are parked in such a manner as to interfere with traffic or pose a hazard to others, may be towed under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-502. Authority to Remove and Impound.

The Borough of Rutledge shall have authority to remove and impound, or to order the removal and impounding, of any vehicle parked overtime or otherwise illegally, provided that the circumstances of its parking were within the conditions stated in §15-501 of this Part. Provided: no such vehicle shall be removed or impounded except in strict adherence to the provisions of this Part, or the provisions of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-503. Tow Away Zones Designated.

The following designated streets and/or parking lots are hereby established as tow-away zones. Signs shall be posted to place the public on notice that their vehicles may be towed for violation of the Borough of Rutledge parking regulations:

Street Side

All streets where parking is in viola- tion of any provision of this Chapter

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

Between

Parking Lot

§15-504. Designation of Approved Storage Garages; Bonding; Towing and Storage.

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Removal and impounding of vehicles under this Part shall be done only by “approved storage garages” that shall be designated from time to time by the Borough of Rutledge. Every such garage shall submit evidence to the Borough of Rutledge that it is bonded or has acquired liability insurance in an amount satisfactory to the Borough of Rutledge as sufficient to indemnify owners of impounded vehicles against loss or damage to those vehicles while in the custody of the garage keeper for the purpose of towing or storage. The approved storage garage shall submit to the Borough of Rutledge its schedule of charges for towing and storage of vehicles under this Part, and, when the schedule is approved by Borough of Rutledge, those charges shall be adhered to by the approved storage garage; no different schedule of charges shall be demanded of or collected from any person whose vehicle is removed or impounded under this Part by any approved storage garage. The Borough of Rutledge shall delete from its list of approved storage garages any garage that makes any unapproved charge in connection with any vehicle removed or impounded under this Part.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-505. Payment of Towing and Storage Charges.

The payment of towing and storage charges shall not relieve the owner or driver of any vehicle from liability for any fine or penalty for the violation of the provision of this Part for which the vehicle was removed or impounded.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-506. Reclamation Costs.

In order to reclaim his vehicle, the owner shall pay towing and storage costs, plus a $25 fee of which $10 shall be transferred to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation by the garage to which the vehicle was taken.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-507. Records of Vehicles Removed and Impounded.

The Borough of Rutledge shall cause a record to be kept of all vehicles impounded under this Part and shall be able at all reasonable times to furnish the owners or the agents of the owners of those vehicles with information as to the place of storage of the vehicle.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-508. Restrictions upon Removal of Vehicles.

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No vehicle shall be removed under the authority of this Part or the Vehicle Code if, at the time of the intended removal, the owner or the person for the time being in charge of the vehicle is present and expresses a willingness and intention to remove the vehicle immediately.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-509. Penalty for Violation.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 together with all costs of disposing of the vehicle under provisions of the Vehicle Code, 75 P.S. §7301 et seq., (1977) as hereafter amended, supplemented, modified or reenacted by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-510. Reports and Disposition of Unclaimed Vehicles.

If after a period of 15 days the vehicle in storage remains unclaimed, a report shall be filed with PennDOT in accordance with §7311 of The Vehicle Code, by the person having legal custody of the vehicle. If the vehicle has not been claimed after 30 days, the vehicle may be transferred to a licensed Salvor who will then be responsible for filing the proper reports and disposing of the vehicle in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 73 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code (75 Pa C.S.A. §101 et seq., as amended).

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

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Part 6
Snow And Ice Emergency

§15-601. Declaration of Snow and Ice Emergency.

In order to facilitate the movement of traffic and to combat the hazards of snow and ice on the snow emergency routes named in §15-603 of this Part, the Mayor, in his discretion, may declare a snow and ice emergency (designated in this Part as a “snow emergency”). Information on the existence of a snow emergency shall be given by the Borough of Rutledge through radio, newspaper or other available media, and information on the termination of the emergency may be given by use of the same media.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-602. Parking Prohibited, Driving Motor Vehicles Restricted, on Snow

Emergency Routes During Emergency.
After any snow emergency is declared, it shall be unlawful, at any time during the

continuance of the emergency, for any person:

  1. To park a motor vehicle or to allow that vehicle to remain parked anywhere on any snow emergency route designated in §15-603 of this Part; or,
  2. To drive any motor vehicle on any such snow emergency route, unless that vehicle is equipped with snow tires or chains.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

§15-603. Snow Emergency Routes Designated. The following are designated as snow emergency routes:

Street

All Terraces Linden Avenue Morton Avenue President Avenue Rutledge Avenue

Between

Entire length Entire length Entire length Entire length Entire length

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Street

Swarthmore Avenue Sylvan Avenue

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-604. Penalty for Violation.

Between

Entire length Entire length

  1. If, at any time during a period of snow emergency declared under §15-601 of this Part, a person shall park a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked anywhere upon a snow emergency route, that person shall be guilty of a violation of this Part, and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15 and costs.
  2. If, at any time during a period of snow emergency declared under §15-601 of this Part, a person shall drive a motor vehicle upon a snow emergency route, without having that vehicle equipped with snow tires or chains, that person shall be guilty of a violation of this Part, and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-605. Placement of Signs Along Highways Affected.

In order to assist the operators of motor vehicles and tractors in determining the streets affected by this Part, the Mayor of Chief of Police shall place around the utility poles on the highways or portions thereof designated in §15-603 of this Part signs reading as follows:

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE
SNOW TIRES OR CHAINS REQUIRED NO PARKING DURING EMERGENCY VEHICLES TOWED AWAY

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Part 7 Pedestrian Regulations

§15-701. Pedestrians to Obey Traffic-control Signs.

At all locations in the Borough of Rutledge where official traffic-control signals are installed, pedestrians, except where directed otherwise by pedestrian-control signals installed under §15-702 of this Part, shall obey the directions of those traffic-control signals, as follows:

  1. When facing a green signal, a pedestrian may proceed across the roadway within a crosswalk;
  2. When facing a steady yellow signal, a pedestrian shall not start to cross the roadway;
  3. When facing a steady red signal, a pedestrian shall not enter the roadway.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

§15-702. Pedestrian-control Signal Locations Established.
1. At the following locations, official pedestrian-control signals shall be erected (or are

ratified if previously erected):

Location

2. Every pedestrian facing a steady or flashing “Don’t Walk” signal shall obey the directions of that signal, as follows:

  1. When facing a steady “Don’t Walk” signal, a pedestrian shall not start to cross the roadway in the direction of the signal, but any pedestrian who has partially completed his crossing on the “Walk” signal should proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone while the “Don’t Walk” signal is showing.
  2. When facing a flashing “Don’t Walk” signal a pedestrian shall not start to cross the roadway in the direction of the indication, but any pedestrian who has partly completed crossing during the “Walk” indication should proceed to a sidewalk or safety zone.

Any pedestrian who fails to obey the directions of a “Don’t Walk” signal, as indicated above, shall be guilty of an offense and a violation of this Part.

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MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-703. Locations Where Pedestrian Crossing in Unmarked Crosswalks

Restricted.

Except when authorized by a police officer or other appropriately attired person authorized to direct, control or regulate traffic, it shall be unlawful for any pedestrian to cross the roadway at any of the following streets, at the intersection with that street indicated.

Street Intersection Direction of Travel

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

§15-704. Locations Where Pedestrians May Cross Only in Crosswalk. It shall be unlawful for any pedestrian:

A. B.

Street

To cross any roadway in a business district within the Borough of Rutledge except in a crosswalk;

To cross the roadway, in any of the following portions of streets in the Borough of Rutledge, except in a crosswalk:

Between

Provided: nothing in this Section shall permit any pedestrian to cross in a crosswalk at any location where that crossing is prohibited by §15-702 of this Part.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)
§15-705. Penalty for Violation.

Any pedestrian who violates any provision of this Part shall be guilty of a summary offense, and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and costs.

(Ord. 428, 7/2/2001)

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