Township of Upper Providence, PA
Delaware County
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[Ord. No. 133, passed 10-5-1982]
Council has determined that it is in the best interest of its citizens to control the speed of traffic on its streets and highways. Therefore, and in order to promote traffic safety and to protect, preserve and promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township, Council intends to authorize the means by which its police officers can enforce traffic speed restrictions.
[Ord. No. 133, passed 10-5-1982]
Words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in the Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 75 Pa.C.S.A. Sec. 102, as supplemented and amended.
[Ord. No. 133, passed 10-5-1982]
(a) 
Approval. Council hereby declares its approval of the use of speed-timing devices to aid in the enforcement of speed restrictions within the Township.
(b) 
Types of devices. The types of speed-timing devices which can be used shall be all mechanical or electrical timing devices which are approved as provided in the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. Sec.3368. By way of example and not limitation, the Township Council specifically authorizes the use of the "ESP, Model TK 100" unit, manufactured by Systems Innovation, Inc., of Hallstead, Pa., as well as any and all other mechanical and/or electrical devices approved by the Department of Transportation. The ESP speed-timing device above referred to was approved under the provisions of 75 Pa.C.S.A. Sec.3368(d) by the Department of Transportation on May 8, 1980.
(c) 
Authorization and direction to use. Police officers are hereby authorized and directed to use the approved speed-timing devices to assist in the enforcement of speed restrictions within the Township.
(d) 
Signs. Legible signs giving public notice of the use of speed-timing devices may be posted at or near the public highways at the boundaries of the Township.
It is a summary offense for any person to violate any of the provisions of this Traffic Code. Every person convicted of a summary offense for a violation of any of the provisions of this Traffic Code, for which another penalty is not provided, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25.