Township of Daugherty, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Daugherty 6-10-1992 by Ord. No. 86. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 145.

Vehicle weight limits — See Ch. 165.

§ 162-1
Repealer. 

§ 162-2
Title. 

§ 162-3
Definitions and terms. 

§ 162-4
Stopping at certain intersections. 

§ 162-5
Standing or unattended vehicles. 

§ 162-6
Yield intersections. 

§ 162-7
One-way streets. 

§ 162-8
Maximum speed limits established on certain roads. 

§ 162-9
Special powers of Chief of Police. 

§ 162-10
Permanent regulations. 

§ 162-11
Enforcement remedies. 

§ 162-12
Notice of violation. 

§ 162-1 Repealer.

The following ordinances and resolutions are hereby deleted in their entirety and the following provisions substituted in their place:

Ordinance No. 2 5-4-1948 Parking of Vehicles on Public Roads
Ordinance No. 11 4-22-1953 Opening and Construction of New Roads
Ordinance No. 14 12-13-1954 Stopping at Through Highways
Ordinance No. 18 12-12-1955 Obstructions to Roads, Bridges, Walks, etc.
Ordinance No. 36 12-8-1965 Traffic and Parking Regulations
Ordinance No. 37 3-9-1966 Traffic and Parking Regulations amended
Ordinance No. 58 5-29-1974 New Road Permits
Ordinance No. 63 3-9-1977 Traffic Control
Ordinance No. 65 2-8-1978 Amendment to Ordinance No. 58
Resolution 9-9-1981 Amendment to Ordinance No. 63, Traffic Control
Resolution 11-11-1981 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981
Resolution 10-12-1983 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981
Resolution 12-12-1984 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981
Resolution 12-12-1984 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981
Resolution 1-11-1989 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981
Resolution 8-8-1990 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981
Resolution 9-12-1990 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981
Resolution 9-12-1990 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981
Resolution 5-8-1991 Amending resolution of 9-9-1981

§ 162-2 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Traffic Control, Parking and Roadways Ordinance," as duly advertised and adopted.

§ 162-3 Definitions and terms.

A. 

Words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the applicable meanings ascribed to them in the Vehicle Code

Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
of Pennsylvania, as amended, and currently in force, except where it clearly indicates a different meaning. The singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine.

B. 

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

PARKING
The leaving of a vehicle unattended for any purpose for any period of time, except that the temporary parking of emergency vehicles shall be considered exempt.
PUBLIC ROADWAY
Any area of land dedicated as public right-of-way and accepted by the Township Supervisors for the use of vehicular traffic, including roads, streets, lanes and alleys. Placement of all utilities and drainage facilities within the public right-of-way is encouraged.
ROADWAY OPENINGS
Any activity which requires the cutting or opening of an area within the public right-of-way for the installation or repair of new or existing utilities or facilities.
THROUGH HIGHWAY
Those roadway segments within the municipal boundaries of Daugherty Township designated as legislative routes (LR) or state routes (SR).

§ 162-4 Stopping at certain intersections.

The driver of a vehicle shall stop in obedience to a stop sign at an intersection where a stop sign is erected at one or more entrances thereto. Stop signs shall be erected at such street intersections as shall be designated by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. Failure to bring a vehicle to a full stop within a reasonable distance of the intersections designated herein shall constitute a violation of this chapter or the Vehicle Code of Pennsylvania,

Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
where applicable, and subject the operator of said vehicle to penalties and fines as enumerated in said code or this chapter.

A. 

From and after the effective date of this chapter, all designated LR (legislative route) or SR (state route) roadways are hereby classified as "through highways."

B. 

It shall be unlawful for the driver or operator of any vehicle, street car or public transit carrier, except as otherwise provided in the chapter, before entering a through highway to fail to come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering the intersection on such through highway, when an official "THRU TRAFFIC STOP" or "STOP" sign or signs have been erected in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

C. 

The driver or operator of any vehicle, street car or public transit carrier shall not be subject to the provisions of this chapter during the hours when a traffic signal is actually in operation or when a state or local police officer is actually on duty directing traffic.

D. 

This chapter shall not apply to vehicles, when operated with due regard for safety, under the direction of the police in the chase or apprehension of violators of the law or persons charged with or suspected of any violation, nor to fire department or fire patrol vehicles responding to a fire alarm, nor to ambulances when traveling in emergencies. The exemption, however, shall not protect the driver of any such vehicle from the reckless disregard of the safety of others.

E. 

The following intersections and or streets located in the Township are hereby declared to be stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are hereby confirmed if heretofore erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street in the direction or directions hereby indicated. All vehicles approaching the intersection upon the first-named street in the direction or directions hereby indicated in each case shall come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering said intersection:

Stop Sign on Direction of Travel At Intersection of
Allendale Road East Harold Street
Allendale Road East Pittsburgh Road
Allendale Road West Harold Street
Allendale Road West Pittsburgh Road
Ash Street North 4th Street
Barker Avenue
[Added 10-9-2002 by Ord. No. 105]
Center Street
Barker Avenue Crescent Heights Place
Blockhouse Run Road Wises Grove Road
Cardinal Drive Wises Grove Road
Center Street Barker Avenue
Center Street Main Avenue
Craig Street Grove Street
Crescent Heights Place Main Avenue
Crescent Heights Place Mercer Road
Dana Drive Fairfield Drive
Daugherty Drive Craig Street
Daugherty Drive Marion Hill Road
Dave Street Franklin Road
Dave Street Scott Street
Dogwood Drive Harmony Road
Dogwood Drive Wises Grove Road
Drumcliff Drive
[Added 10-12-2005 by Ord. No. 119]
Hillcrest Drive
Drumcliff Drive (south extension)
[Added 10-12-2005 by Ord. No. 119]
Shannon Circle
Druschel Road Tulip Drive
Elm Street North 4th Street
Franklin Road Mercer Road
Friskhour Road Blockhouse Run Road
Goehring Road Harmony Road
Goehring Road Tulip Drive
Grove Street 51st Street
Grove Street North Lynn Drive
Grove Street West Lynn Drive
Harmony Road Blockhouse Run Road
Harmony Road Tulip Drive
Harold Street Allendale Road
Helbling Road Tulip Drive
Hillcrest Street Marion Hill Road
Hilton Drive Mercer Road
Inman Drive State Route 68
John Street Marion Hill Road
Klein Road South extension Hilton Drive
Klein Road Wises Grove Road
Londonderry Drive Marion Hill Road
Lynn Drive North Grove Street
Lynn Drive West Grove Street
Main Avenue Mercer Road
Maple Street Florence Road
Marion Hill Road State Route 68
McCreary Road Mercer Road
McCreary Road Sunset Drive
McGuire Street North Stuber Road
McGuire Street South Stuber Road
Middle Road Florence Road
North 4th Street Mercer Road
North 4th Street
[Added 10-9-2002 by Ord. No. 105]
North 16th Avenue
North Avenue Mercer Road
Oak Street North 4th Street
Oldfield Place Mercer Road
Pine Street William Penn Way
Pittsburgh Road Northbound Allendale Road
Pittsburgh Road Northbound State Route 68
Rayz Street Lynn Drive
Ridgevue Road North Florence Road
Russell Drive Marion Hill Road
Scott Street Franklin Road
Shannon Circle Shannon Circle
Shanor Drive Stuber Road
Silver Spring Lane Blockhouse Run Road
Silver Spring Lane Dogwood Drive
South Avenue
[Added 10-9-2002 by Ord. No. 105]
Center Street
Spruce Street North 4th Street
Stuber Road Mercer Road
Taylor Drive Nelson Avenue
Taylor Drive Stuber Road.
Valley Avenue Mercer Road
Vine Street North 4th Street
William Penn Way North Mercer Road
William Penn Way South Mercer Road
Woods Drive North Grove Street
Woods Drive West Grove Street
F. 

The following intersections are hereby declared to be four-way stop intersections and official stop signs shall be erected (or are hereby confirmed if heretofore erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the intersection on each named street:

(1) 

Russell Drive and Grove Street.

(2) 

Woods Drive and Rayz Street.

(3) 

Russell Drive and Rayz Street.

G. 

The Daugherty Township Police Department or Pennsylvania State Police shall be responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this section.

H. 

Turning restrictions. The following intersections are hereby declared to have turning restrictions, and any vehicle traveling on a street approaching an intersection on which a no-left- or no-right-turn sign has been erected shall be prohibited from making such a turn as required by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code:

[Added 12-12-2007 by Ord. No. 126]

(1) 

Vehicles traveling north on Klein Road and approaching the intersection of Wises Grove Road shall be prohibited from turning left onto Wises Grove Road.

(2) 

Vehicles traveling west on Wises Grove Road and approaching the intersection of Klein Road shall be prohibited from turning left onto Klein Road.

(3) 

Vehicles traveling south on Route 65, Mercer Road, and approaching the intersection of Valley Avenue shall be prohibited from turning left onto Valley Avenue.

§ 162-5 Standing or unattended vehicles.

It shall be unlawful to park or leave standing or unattended for any period of time any motor vehicle or part thereof on or along the public roads, streets or alleys in Daugherty Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, as described herein, or in such manner as to do damage thereto or interfere with or endanger traffic thereon.

A. 

Parking shall be prohibited on all roads and streets in Daugherty Township accepted for maintenance at all times at the following locations, where official signs so indicating are erected:

Name of Street Side Location
Allendale Road Both From the point of its intersection with Harold Street to a point 1/8 mile in an easterly and westerly direction along Allendale Road from said point of intersection with Harold Street
Crescent Heights Place Both From its intersection with Main Avenue to its intersection with Mercer Road
Elm Street Both From its intersection with Myrtle Avenue, now known as North 4th Street, to its terminus point, for a distance of 550 feet, more or less.
Harold Street Both From its intersection with Allendale Road to its terminus point, for a distance of 1,350 feet, more or less
Harold Street West From its intersection with Allendale Road southward to its termination
John Street East From its intersection with Marion Hill Road northwardly to its termination and on the west side of John Street for a distance of 75 feet from its intersection with Marion Hill Road
Londonderry Drive, Drumcliff Drive and Shannon Circle Both Entire length
Londonderry Drive, Drumcliff Drive and Shannon Circle Both Daugherty Highlands, plan of lots
Main Avenue Both From its intersection with Crescent Heights Place to Mercer Road
Main Avenue South From its intersection with Pennsylvania Highway Route No. 65 to its intersection with Florence Road
North 4th Street Both From its intersection with North 16th Street (New Brighton Borough) in a westerly direction to the terminus point of North 4th Street
North 4th Street North From its intersection with Ash Street westwardly to its termination
North 4th Street South From its intersection with Ash Street westwardly to its termination
North Avenue
[Added 8-18-2004 by Ord. No. 115]
Both In an eastwardly direction from its intersection with Mercer Road (Route 65) for a distance of 150 feet more or less
Spruce Street Both From its intersection with Myrtle Avenue, now known as North 4th Street, to its terminus point, for a distance of 360 feet, more or less
Stuber Road Both For a distance of 100 feet in a northerly and southerly direction from the entrance to the Daugherty Township Maintenance Building
B. 

The Daugherty Township Police Department or Pennsylvania State Police shall be responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this section.

§ 162-6 Yield intersections.

Any vehicle traveling on a street approaching an intersection on which a yield traffic sign has been erected shall yield the right-of-way as required by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.

Yield Sign on Direction of Travel At Intersection of
51st Street Grove Street
Florence Road Main Avenue
Grove Street Daugherty Drive
Hogue Drive Inman Drive
Nelson Avenue Stuber Road
Ridgevue Road South termination
Robin Trail Cardinal Drive
Shannon Circle
[Added 12-30-2005 by Ord. No. 120]
Drumcliff Drive
Tower Lane Fairfield Drive
Tower Lane Oldfield Place

§ 162-7 One-way streets.

Any vehicle shall be driven on streets hereinafter designated, or hereafter designated by resolution, as one-way streets only in the direction designated by the appropriate one-way-street sign.

Name of Street Direction of Travel Limits
Allendale Road From its intersection with Pennsylvania State Route No. 68 to its intersection with Pittsburgh Road

§ 162-8 Maximum speed limits established on certain roads.

[Added 12-13-2000 by Ord. No. 104]
A. 

Pursuant to the provisions of the Vehicle Code, Act 151 of 1998, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3362(a)(1.2), as amended, dated January 31, 2000, the following public roads and streets of Daugherty Township are not state-designated highway routes and are functionally classified as local highways:

51st Street Grove Street Oldfield Place
Allendale Road Harold Street Rayz Street
Ash Street Helbling Road Ridgevue Road
Barker Avenue Hilton Drive Robin Trail
Cardinal Drive Hogue Drive Russell Drive
Center Street Inman Drive Scott Street
Craig Street John Street Shannon Circle
Crescent Heights Place Killarney Road Shanor Drive
Dana Drive Klein Road Short Street
Daugherty Drive Londonderry Drive Silver Spring Road
Dave Street Lynn Drive South Avenue
Drumcliff Drive Main Avenue Spruce Street
Druschel Road Maple Street Stuber Road
Elm Street McCreary Road Taylor Drive
Fairfield Drive McGuire Street Tower Lane
Florence Road Nelson Avenue Vine Street
Franklin Road North 4th Street Wallace Drive
Frishkorn Road North Avenue William Penn Way
Goehring Road Oak Street Woods Drive
B. 

Except when a special hazard or where other circumstances exist that require a lower speed for the safe and prudent operation of a vehicle, the maximum speed limit on the Township roads and streets designated in Subsection A above shall be 25 miles per hour.

C. 

No maximum speed limit established under this section shall be effective unless posted on fixed traffic control devices and posted at the beginning and end of each speed zone and at intervals of not greater than 1/2 mile.

D. 

Any person who violates this section is guilty of a summary offense and 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 for each mile per hour in excess of five miles per hour over the above-established maximum speed limit.

§ 162-9 Special powers of Chief of Police.

The Chief of Police of the Township of Daugherty shall have the following powers to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in times of emergency:

A. 

In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and parking regulations.

B. 

In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works or in the case of the conduct of processions and public events, to restrict or prohibit parking or traffic in limited areas for periods of not more than 24 hours.

C. 

Such temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced in the same manner as permanent regulations. Any person who shall operate a vehicle in violation of any such regulation shall be liable to the penalty set forth in the law for such violation.

D. 

The Chief of Police shall further have the power and authority to establish, change and abolish, and to designate by appropriate marking or signs, crosswalks, traffic lanes and parking spaces.

§ 162-10 Permanent regulations.

All traffic and parking regulations of a permanent nature shall be enacted as ordinances or as parts of ordinances or as amendments to ordinances of the Township of Daugherty.

A. 

Parking. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle upon the side of any street where a properly posted "No Parking" sign is erected. Official signs prohibiting parking shall be erected upon the sides of such streets as shall be designated by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

B. 

One-way streets. No person shall operate a vehicle on any street or portion thereof which is properly posted as a one-way street other than in the direction established by such posting. Such streets shall be designated as one-way streets and official signs erected thereon as are established by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

C. 

Speed limits. Speed limits may be established from time to time upon streets and alleys in the Township by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. Upon such designation, official signs shall be erected upon such streets and alleys so designated with speed limits. Minimum engineering studies, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, shall be the standard used.

D. 

Load limits. The maximum weight of vehicles using the streets and alleys in the Township shall be as designated from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

E. 

Traffic regulations. The Board of Supervisors may, from time to time, establish certain regulations regarding the use of streets and alleys in the Township by vehicles and provide penalties for violation thereof.

§ 162-11 Enforcement remedies.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

The following procedures and minimum fines are hereby established:

A. 

Failure to stop at certain intersections. Upon conviction of a summary offense by the Magisterial District Judge having jurisdiction, an operator of a vehicle violating § 162-4 of this chapter shall pay a minimum fine of $100 plus all filing and court costs.

B. 

Parking violations. Any person parking upon streets so designated as prohibited for parking or owners of a vehicle so parked shall pay a minimum fine of $25 plus all filing and court costs, upon conviction of a summary offense by the Magisterial District Judge having jurisdiction.

C. 

Violation of one-way street regulations. Any person operating a vehicle in violation of § 162-7 shall, upon summary conviction by a Magisterial District Judge having jurisdiction, pay a minimum fine of $100 plus all court costs and filing fees.

D. 

Violation of yield intersection. Any person operating a vehicle in violation of § 162-6 shall, upon summary conviction by a Magisterial District Judge having jurisdiction, pay a minimum fine of $100 plus all court costs and filing fees.

§ 162-12 Notice of violation.

In the case of nontraffic offenses, notice by certified mail of violation shall be forwarded to the person, firm, corporation or utility in violation of the provisions of this chapter so identified in the notice by the Township Zoning and Codes Officer or duly authorized personnel. Said notice shall state a deadline for compliance and describe the nature of the violation.