Township of Rostraver, PA
Westmoreland County
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A. 
No person shall drive any vehicle upon any portion of a street in the Township listed in Schedule I-A (§ 187-33), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section, at a greater rate of speed than the maximum prescribed for that part of the street in that schedule.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35 and costs. Any person exceeding a 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.
A. 
Official traffic signals shall be erected at those intersections listed in Schedule I-B (§ 187-34), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section, and traffic at those intersections shall be directed by those signals.
B. 
Any driver of a vehicle who disobeys the directions of an official traffic signal shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
Those intersections listed in Schedule I-C (§ 187-35), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section, 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.
B. 
Any driver of a vehicle who makes a turn on a red signal in violation of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
One-way streets are established as listed in Schedule I-D (§ 187-36), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle upon a one-way street other than in the direction established for traffic upon that street.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
Schedule I-E (§ 187-37), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section, lists intersections where turns are restricted or prohibited. It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, of the type indicated, traveling upon the first-named street at any intersection named in that schedule, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, to make a left turn and/or a right turn into the second-named street, as indicated, at any time when a turn is prohibited by that schedule.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
No-passing zones are listed in Schedule I-F (§ 187-38), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section. It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to overtake or pass another vehicle or drive on the left side of the roadway in any no-passing zone.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
Through highways are listed in Schedule I-G (§ 187-39), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section, and stop or yield signs shall be erected at every intersection of every through highway (except those intersections where traffic signals are erected and maintained as provided in § 187-8), facing traffic approaching the through highway on intersecting highways. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the through highway on any intersecting street where there is a stop or yield sign shall stop the vehicle as required by Section 3323(b) or 3323(c) of the Vehicle Code,[1] 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3323.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution.
A. 
Those intersections listed in Schedule I-H (§ 187-40), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section (in addition to streets intersecting with the through highways established by § 187-13) 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 upon the first-named street at each stop intersection, in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection upon the first-named street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall stop the vehicle as required by Section 3323(b) of the Vehicle Code[1] and shall not proceed into or across the second-named street until he has followed all applicable requirements of that section of the law.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3323(b).
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
Those intersections listed in Schedule I-I (§ 187-41), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section (in addition to streets intersecting with the through highways established by § 187-13) are established as yield-right-of-way intersections, and official yield signs shall be erected in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street upon the first-named street at each yield intersection, in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection upon the first-named street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall slow down or stop the vehicle as required by Section 3323(c) of the Vehicle Code,[1] and then yield the right-of-way as required by that subsection of the Vehicle Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3323(c).
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
On those streets and portions of streets listed in Schedule I-J (§ 187-42), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section, vehicle weight limits are established by authority granted by Section 4902(a) of the Vehicle Code,[1] and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate on any of those streets or portions of streets, as the case may be, any vehicle or combination having a gross weight in excess of the maximum prescribed for that street or portion of street.
(1) 
Vehicles may be permitted to exceed the weight limits by applying for an overweight highway occupancy permit through the Township office.
[Added 5-4-2011 by Ord. No. 616; amended 9-21-2011 by Ord. No. 621]
(a) 
Applicant shall comply with any generally applicable bonding and permitting requirements for Township roads that are to be used by overweight vehicles and equipment.
(b) 
Applicant shall provide a transportation route map which depicts the roads to be utilized in the Township.
(c) 
An inventory of the condition of the road(s) shall be done by the Township and the applicant shall have the opportunity to be present while the Township videos the road. The applicant shall be responsible to reimburse the Township for the road inventory at the current rate set by resolution.
[Amended 9-21-2011 by Ord. No. 621]
(d) 
Applicant shall also submit at the time of application a road restoration plan that indicates how the applicant plans to address damage to Township roads.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4902(a).
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be prosecuted under Section 4902(a) of the Vehicle Code and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $150 and costs, and an additional penalty of $75 for each 500 pounds, or part thereof, in excess of 3,000 pounds over the maximum allowable weight as prescribed by Section 4902(e-1) of the Vehicle Code.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See now 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4902(g)(1).
[Amended 11-4-2015 by Ord. No. 664]
A. 
It shall be unlawful and no person shall operate any vehicle other than a passenger car on Willowbrook Road between State Route 201 and Vernon Drive, except where necessary in order to pick up or deliver any goods, wares, merchandise or material from or to any premises located on any such street or portion of a street.
B. 
Any person who violates Subsection A of this section shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction before a District Judge, pay a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $1,000.
[Added 11-7-2012 by Ord. No. 631]
A. 
Prohibition; exceptions.
[Amended 5-2-2018 by Ord. No. 700]
(1) 
Prohibitions.
[Amended 5-2-2018 by Ord. No. 700]
(a) 
It shall be unlawful, and no person shall operate a large truck westbound on Finley Road in Rostraver Township and exit or turn north or south onto (SR0201) Pennsylvania Route 201.
(b) 
It shall be unlawful, and no person shall operate a large truck on Finley Road in Rostraver Township from the intersection of SR 3011 to the eastbound side of the Finley Road Bridge over Cedar Creek.
[Added 5-2-2018 by Ord. No. 700]
(2) 
Exceptions.
[Amended 5-2-2018 by Ord. No. 700]
(a) 
Large trucks shall be permitted to travel on Finley to make local deliveries to business establishments along that portion of Finley Road between Rehoboth Road and the Tri-County Plaza or Kmart Plaza, provided that any and all large trucks exiting onto Finley Road after making a local delivery shall proceed east on Finley Road toward Interstate 70 and enter Interstate 70 at Exit 44 (the Arnold City exit).
(b) 
Large trucks, school buses and garbage trucks shall be permitted to travel on Finley Road between SR 3011 and the eastbound side of the Finley Road Bridge over Cedar Creek to make local deliveries and pickups.
[Added 5-2-2018 by Ord. No. 700]
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the term "large truck" shall mean any vehicle which is 40 or more feet in length by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway.
C. 
Any person who violates Subsection A(1) of this section shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction before a District Judge, pay a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $1,000.
A. 
Snow and ice emergency routes are established on those streets and portions of streets listed in Schedule I-L (§ 187-44), which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this section. In order to facilitate the movement of traffic and to combat the hazards of ice and snow on those snow and ice emergency routes, the Mayor, at his discretion, may declare a snow and ice emergency and afterward may declare the emergency terminated. Information on the existence of the emergency may be given through radio, newspaper or other available media, and notification of the termination of the emergency may be given by use of the same media.
B. 
While a snow and ice emergency is in effect, it shall be unlawful, at any time during the continuance of the emergency, for any person to park a motor vehicle or to allow the vehicle to remain parked on any snow and ice emergency route; or for any person to drive a motor vehicle, not equipped with snow tires or equivalent tires or tire chains, on a snow and ice emergency route.
C. 
If, at any time during a period of snow and ice emergency, a person parks a motor vehicle anywhere upon a snow and ice emergency route, that person shall be guilty of a violation of this section and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $15 and costs.
D. 
If, at any time during a period of snow and ice emergency, a person drives a motor vehicle not equipped with snow tires or equivalent tires or tire chains upon a snow and ice emergency route, that person shall be guilty of a violation of this section and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.