City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 75-1970, 71 § 18, passed 12-27-1971; Ord. 20-1984, 85 § 1, passed 5-28-1984]
No person shall operate any vehicle or tractor upon any highway in the City that is under construction, resurfacing or repair in disregard of any official sign, barricade or notice that the same is closed to vehicular traffic.
[Ord. 24-1968, 69 § 3, passed 12-9-1968; Ord. 20-1984, 85 § 1, passed 5-28-1984; Ord. 45-2000-2001, passed 12-28-2001; Ord. 2-2014, 15, passed 4-28-2014]
(a) 
The Mayor, or his/her designee, is hereby authorized to declare an emergency to exist when any of the streets or highways or parts thereof is covered with snow which, in his discretion, causes or will cause a condition of serious traffic congestion (such emergency to be known as a "snow emergency").
(b) 
During any snow emergency, no vehicle shall be parked on any of the following snow emergency routes:
(1) 
Lehman Street, from Lincoln Avenue to North Fourteenth Street.
(2) 
Cumberland Street, from Fifth Avenue to Sixteenth Street.
(3) 
Walnut Street, from Fifth Avenue to Twelfth Street.
(4) 
Orange Street, from Eighth Street to Cornwall Road.
(5) 
Maple Street, from Ninth Street to Tenth Street.
(6) 
Fifth Avenue, from Walnut Street to Cumberland Street.
(7) 
Lincoln Avenue, from Walnut Street to Maple Street.
(8) 
Eighth Street, from Maple Street to Orange Street.
(9) 
Ninth Street, from Maple Street to Cornwall Road.
(10) 
Tenth Street, from Maple Street to Quentin Road.
(11) 
Quentin Road, from Cornwall Road to Duke Street.
(12) 
Cornwall Road, from Quentin Road to Orange Street.
(13) 
Twelfth Street, from Cumberland Street to Walnut Street.
(14) 
Third Street, from Cumberland Street to Hathaway Park.
(15) 
Mifflin Street, between Ninth Street and Tenth Street (parking prohibited on the north side of Mifflin Street).
Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall be fined in accordance with § 511.04 of the Codified Ordinances.
(c) 
During any snow emergency, no vehicle shall be operated on any snow emergency route without skid chains, winter-type mud or snow tires or operative mechanical or electrical sanders or abrasive sanding materials. For the purpose of this section, "winter-type mud and snow tires" are defined as any new, recapped, retreaded or rebuilt tires for rear wheels of motor vehicles, such tires having anti-skid patterns impressed or cut into the tread surfaces to form bars, buttons or blocks especially designed to give effective traction on snow-, mud- or ice-covered streets.
(d) 
Snow emergency routes shall be designated by appropriate signs bearing the words "Snow Emergency Route."
[Ord. 75-1970, 71 § 19, passed 12-27-1971; Ord. 64-1982, 83 § 1, passed 7-25-1983; Ord. 20-1984, 85 § 1, passed 5-28-1984]
(a) 
The following areas upon the streets in the City are hereby established as play streets:
Street
Period
Hours
Elm Street between 6th and Broad Streets
June 1 to August 31
9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
First Street between Weidman and Alder Streets
June 1 to August 31
9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(b) 
The Mayor is hereby authorized to designate as play streets, whenever he shall deem such action advisable and for whatever period of time directed by him, any portion of any street in the City on which sledding and coasting shall be permitted. Such streets shall be set apart for that purpose under the direction of the Mayor.
[Ord. 75-1970, 71 § 20 passed 12-27-1971; Ord. 20-1984, 85 § 1, passed 5-28-1984]
No person shall operate any unlicensed minibike, trailbike, snowmobile or go-cart upon any City street, parking lot or recreational or park area, except where the City has designated trails for the exclusive use of these vehicles.
[Ord. 75-1970, 71 § 21, passed 12-27-1971; Ord. 20-1984, 85 § 1, passed 5-28-1984]
The operator of any motor vehicle involved in an accident in the City and required by law to report such accident to any department or agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any other person required to make such report, shall, at the time of making such report to the Commonwealth, file a written report of such accident with the City Police Department, which report may be a copy of the accident report required to be filed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
[Ord. 5-2000, 01, passed 3-27-2000]
(a) 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish regulations regarding the use of mobile telephones in the City of Lebanon in order to protect other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and the general populace.
(b) 
Definitions. Unless the context specifically and clearly indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used in this section shall be as follows:
(1) 
"Mobile Telephone" means, including but not limited to, cellular, analog, wireless and digital hand held telephones.
(2) 
"Use" means to use a mobile telephone while:
A. 
Dialing.
B. 
Answering.
C. 
Talking.
D. 
Listening.
(3) 
"Park" means, for an automatic transmission vehicle, that the vehicle is in the park gear; for a standard transmission vehicle that the vehicle is in the neutral gear and the brake is being utilized or is otherwise stationary.
(c) 
Title and application.
(1) 
This section shall be known and may be cited as the City of Lebanon Mobile Telephone Operation Ordinance.
(2) 
This section shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its purposes and policies.
(d) 
Uses: restrictions.
(1) 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle on any street or highway while engaging in any conduct defined as the "Use" of a mobile telephone unless the operator maintains both hands on the applicable steering device.
(2) 
Division (a) of this section does not apply to a person who is using the mobile telephone:
A. 
To contact public safety forces, or
B. 
While maintaining the vehicle in the park position either on public or private property; or
C. 
With a "hands-free" device which allows the operator to maintain both hands on the vehicle while using the mobile telephone.
(e) 
Exceptions.
(1) 
The provisions of this ordinance shall not apply to law enforcement officers and operators of emergency vehicles when on duty and acting in their official capacities.
(2) 
The use of emergency 911 phone numbers shall not be prohibited for any person operating a motor vehicle in the City of Lebanon.
(f) 
Procedure upon violation. Anyone who shall violate the provisions of this ordinance while operating his or her motor vehicle in the City of Lebanon shall upon conviction hereof be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $75 and costs of suit.
[Ord. 8-2000, 01, passed 4-24-2000]
(a) 
The City of Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, finds as a fact that the operation of an engine brake on a gasoline-powered or diesel-powered motor vehicle not equipped with exhaust mufflers, or equipped with defective or modified exhaust mufflers, so as to create excessive noise though the use of said engine brake, adversely affects the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Lebanon, and therefore, is a nuisance.
(b) 
No gasoline-powered or diesel-powered motor vehicles shall be operated on the streets, roads, alleys or highways within the City of Lebanon, utilizing, in said operation, an engine brake without exhaust mufflers or with defective or modified exhaust mufflers permitting excessive noise to be created by said motor vehicle.
(c) 
This section shall not apply to emergency driving situations requiring the utilization of an engine brake to protect the safety and property of the residents of the City of Lebanon, other motor vehicle operators, pedestrians and the operator and passengers of the motor vehicle involved in said emergency situation.
(d) 
Any person, firm, corporation or organization violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall, upon summary conviction before a District Magistrate having jurisdiction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $600 and costs of prosecution, and in default of the payment thereof, shall be sentenced to undergo imprisonment in the Lebanon County Jail for a period not to exceed 10 days.
[Ord. 45-2000, 2001, passed 12-28-2001]
Except as otherwise provided in this article, any person who shall violate any section of this article shall, upon conviction before any magistrate, alderman, or district justice, pay a fine of not more than $25 and/or be imprisoned not more than five days.