Township of Crescent, PA
Allegheny County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Junked or abandoned motor vehicles — See Ch. 525.
Heavy vehicles — See Ch. 750.
One-way streets, stop intersections and parking restrictions — See Ch. 830.

§ 820.01 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 221, passed 4-5-1955]
The following words and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
HIGHWAY
Any and every street, road, alley, lane, way or other highway situate within the territorial limits of the Township which has been accepted and opened as a public thoroughfare or highway of the Township by the Board, by order or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction or laid out or opened for public travel by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the County of Allegheny.
VEHICLE
Has the same meaning as that ascribed to it in the Motor Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania now in effect and as amended from time to time hereafter.

§ 820.02 Manner of adopting traffic and parking restrictions.

[Ord. No. 221, passed 4-5-1955; Ord. No. 507, passed 8-8-2007]
The Chief of Police is the authorized public official of the Township to act on the establishment and reestablishment of all parking and traffic regulations, in accordance with the provisions of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code. Signs, setting forth the restrictions and regulations thus established shall be erected at appropriate places upon the highways of the Township. Such signs, where so required, shall conform as to type and design, and shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Code, aforesaid, and the regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, in effect from time to time, relating to the erection of such signs.

§ 820.03 Speed limit on Township streets.

[Ord. No. 503, passed 4-11-2007]
No person shall drive a vehicle on any Township street at a speed in excess of 25 miles per hour.

§ 820.04 Notice of speed limits.

[Ord. No. 219, passed 2-8-1955]
Signs, setting forth the speed limits hereby established or to be established or modified by ordinance, shall be erected upon the highways of the Township. Such signs shall conform as to type and design, and shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of the Motor Vehicle Code, aforesaid, and the regulations of the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, in effect from time to time, relating to the erection of such signs.

§ 820.05 Use of electrical devices to enforce speed limits.

[Ord. No. 356, passed 3-2-1982; Ord. No. 383, enacted 3-9-1988]
A. 
The Board has found it necessary and desirable to equip its Police Department with electrical devices for use in timing the rate of speed of vehicles within the Township, which electrical devices have been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the effective enforcement of traffic laws under the Motor Vehicle Code. It has been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin that Speed Chek, manufactured for the Union Agency, is an approved electrical device for use in timing the rate of speed of vehicles. The Board has authorized the purchase of a Speed Chek Model (bearing Serial No. 161) for the Township Police Department to employ in carrying out its police powers under the Motor Vehicle Code to protect the public health, safety and welfare. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 6109 of the Motor Vehicle Code, the Township Police Department is authorized to use and employ said Speed Chek Model for use in timing the rate of speed of vehicles within the Township.
B. 
Pursuant to Sections 3368(c)(1) and 6109(b)(1) of the Motor Vehicle Code and in the interest of the effective enforcement of Township speed limits and the protection of the public health, safety and welfare, the Board hereby authorizes the acquisition and use by the Crescent Township Police Department of VASCAR-Plus unit (bearing Serial No. 4083), an electronic speed timing device manufactured by Traffic Safety Systems and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the effective enforcement of traffic laws as published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.