Township of Cranberry, PA
Butler County
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[Ord. 81, 8/13/1974; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
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Words and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Vehicle Code of Pennsylvania, as now in force or as hereafter amended, enacted or reenacted, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
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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.
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In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
[Ord. 81, 8/13/1974]
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 Cranberry.
[Ord. 81, 8/23/1974]
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The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors shall have the following powers to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in time of emergency:
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In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and/or parking regulations.
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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.
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Such temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Chairman and 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 regulation, 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 liable to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this chapter for a violation of such nature, or, 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 $10 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
[Ord. 81, 8/13/1974]
The Township Board of Supervisors may, from time to time, designate places upon and along the highways in this Township 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 just as if they had been specified in this chapter. No person shall operate or park a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulation, prohibition or restriction, 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 liable to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this chapter for a violation of such nature, or, 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 $10 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days, provided that 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 this Township relative to traffic and parking.
[Ord. 81, 8/13/1974; as amended by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
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There is hereby adopted by reference the Pennsylvania Vehicles Law, Title 75, Pa.C.S., as amended, which law shall be in full force and effect in the Township as if fully set forth in this section, and shall be considered as part of this chapter.
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The police officers and fire policemen of this Township are hereby given authority to direct traffic on the highways of the Township and at intersections thereof. Cranberry Township firemen are granted authority to direct traffic at the scenes of fires and accidents and during other emergency operations.
[Ord. 81, 8/13/1974; as added by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
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Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, a "motor vehicle" is defined as a motorized vehicle which is self-propelled. This is to include all-terrain vehicles, automobiles, dune buggies, motor scooters, trail bikes, trucks, and snowmobiles.
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Restrictions on Riding Motor Vehicles on Private Property. No person shall operate a motor vehicle on private property of another without the consent of the landowner, occupant, or lessee thereof. Any person operating a motor vehicle upon lands of another shall stop and identify himself upon the request of the landowner, his duly authorized representative, occupant, or lessee.
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Restrictions on Riding Motor Vehicles on Township Property. No person shall operate a motor vehicle on government property unless the property is designated for such use. This does not include registered vehicles on a public roadway.
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Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following:
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Emergency personnel or government employees in the performance of their duties.
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Family members with permission of the landowner, occupant, or lessee.
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Employees or agents of a utility who have permission to access the property through an established right-of-way.
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Private property that is designed to be and is accessible to the general public for the operation of a motor vehicle.
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Violations and Penalties. Persons who violate this section shall be subject to a monetary penalty of not less and $25 nor more than $100.
[Ord. 81, 8/13/1974; as added by Ord. 2005-362, 12/15/2005]
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Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
BUSINESS DISTRICT
The territory contiguous to and including a highway when within any 600 feet along the highway there are buildings in use for business or industrial purposes including, but not limited to, hotels, banks, schools, office buildings, or public buildings.
HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of every roadway publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular traffic.
MOTOR-DRIVEN CYCLE
A motor cycle, including a motor scooter, with a motor which produces not more than five brake horsepower. See the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 102.
MOTOR SCOOTER
A motor scooter is both a "vehicle" and a "motor vehicle." A motor scooter typically has two tandem wheels (one in front of the other) and is powered by a gasoline engine or an electric motor and may or may not have a seat or saddle for the driver. Motor scooters include small motor cycles, mini bikes, "pocket bikes," and "pocket rockets" as well as motorized standing scooters.
PEDALCYCLE
A vehicle propelled solely by human-powered pedals.
ROLLER BLADES/ROLLER SKATES
Self-propelled apparatus with wheels worn on the feet.
SCOOTER
Any device that can serve as a means of locomotion, propulsion, conveyance or transportation of a person or persons and which consists primarily of two or more wheels affixed to a single platform or board upon which a person or persons may stand, sit, kneel, or otherwise be carried.
SKATEBOARD
Any device that can serve as a means of locomotion, propulsion, conveyance or transportation of a person or persons and which consists primarily of four or more wheels affixed to a single platform or board upon which a person or persons may stand, sit, kneel, or otherwise be carried.
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Restrictions on Riding Motor-Driven Cycles, Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Scooters, Motor Scooters, or Skateboards upon Private Property. It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a motor-driven cycle, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, motor scooters, or skateboards upon the privately owned property of another without the consent of the owner of that property. This shall include, but not be limited to, private parking lots and traffic-ways.
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Operation of Motor Scooters. No motor scooter may be operated on any highway unless the scooter is registered and displays the assigned license plate, has a valid certificate of inspection, is covered with financial responsibility, and the operator is a licensed driver.
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Riding of Motor-Driven Cycles, Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Scooters, or Skateboards in Business Districts. It shall be unlawful to ride motor-driven cycles, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, or skateboards on any sidewalk in a business district.
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Prohibited Roadways. It shall be unlawful to operate a motor-driven cycle, roller blades, roller skates, scooter, or skateboard on the following highways:
Franklin Road
Freedom Road
Glen Eden Road
Powell Road
Rochester Road
Route 228
Rowan Road
Thornhill Road
U.S. Route 19
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Riding Motor-Driven Cycles, Roller Blades, Roller Skates, Scooters, Motor Scooter, or Skateboards on Township-Owned Property.
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It is unlawful for any person to ride a motor-driven cycle, roller blades, roller skates, scooter, motor scooter, or skateboard on any Township owned property where signs prohibit their use.
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It is unlawful to ride a motor-driven cycle, roller blades, roller skates, scooter, or skateboard on any walls, hand railings, curbs, or structures that are Township owned and are not specifically built for the purpose of riding on them.
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Obedience of Persons Engaged in Riding Motor-Driven Cycles or Scooters, Roller Blading, Roller Skating, Skateboarding, or Pedalcycling to Traffic Control Devices and Regulations.
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A person operating a motor-driven cycle or scooter, roller blading, roller skating, or skateboarding shall obey the instructions of a police officer or other person authorized to direct, control, or regulate traffic.
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A person operating a motor-driven cycle or scooter, roller blading, roller skating, or skateboarding shall obey traffic and pedestrian control signals as provided under the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, § 3112 (relating to traffic control signals) and § 3113 (relating to pedestrian control signal), or as amended, 75 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 3112, 3113.
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Right-of-Way to Pedestrians. The person operating a motor-driven cycle or scooter, roller blading, roller skating, or skateboarding shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian while operating on a sidewalk, street or parking lot, exercising due care when passing a pedestrian.
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Right-of-Way to Motor Vehicles. No person operating a motor-driven cycle or scooter, roller blading, roller skating, or skateboarding shall suddenly leave a curb, sidewalk, berm, or street or any place of safety and ride upon or propel any motor-driven cycle, roller blades, roller skates, scooter, or skateboard into or toward the part of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute a hazard. A person operating a motor-driven cycle or scooter, roller blading, roller skating, or skateboarding upon a roadway shall ride as near as possible to the right of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle.
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Ramps and Devices. No person shall place a ramp, half pipe, or other structure for riding motor-driven cycles, roller blades, roller skates, scooters, skateboards, or pedalcycles in a highway or upon a sidewalk.
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Violations and Penalties. Persons who violate this section shall be subject to a monetary penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $100.