City of Erie, PA
Erie County
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CROSS REFERENCES
Powers of local authorities — See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 6109.
Traffic control devices — See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 6122.
Summary offenses — See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 6502.
Traffic Commission — See ADM. Art. 163.
Repeal by specific reference — See TRAF. 501.03.
Parking regulations — See TRAF. Art. 521 et seq.
Impounding vehicles — See TRAF. 527.01.
[Ord. 26-1958 § 401, passed 4-18-1958]
It shall be the duty of the Bureau of Police to enforce the provisions of this Traffic Code. Officers of the Bureau of Police are authorized to direct all traffic in person or by means of visible or audible signals in conformance with the provisions of this Traffic Code and the Vehicle Code, provided that in the event of fire or other emergency, or to expedite traffic or safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Bureau of Police or the Bureau of Fire may direct traffic, as conditions may require, notwithstanding the provisions of this Traffic Code.
[Ord. 36-1967 § 1, passed 7-19-1967]
(a) 
The Chief of Police, by and with the approval of the City Traffic Engineer, is hereby empowered to make and enforce temporary or experimental regulations to cover emergencies or special conditions. No such temporary or experimental regulations shall remain in effect for more than 30 days.
(b) 
The City Traffic Engineer may test traffic control devices under actual conditions of traffic.
(c) 
Council may, by resolution, extend for an additional period of time, at the request of the City Traffic Engineer, any thirty-day temporary or experimental regulation put into effect by such Engineer.
[Ord. 26-1958 § 1002, passed 4-18-1958]
The provisions of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code shall apply to any violations thereof within the City.
[Ord. 26-1953 § 1003, passed 4-18-1958]
If any vehicle is found upon a street or highway in violation of any provisions of this Traffic Code regulating the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles and the identity of the operator cannot be determined, the owner, or person in whose name such vehicle is registered, shall be held prima-facie responsible for such violation.
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Editor's Note: This section was repealed by Ordinance 1-1992, passed 1-8-1992.
[Ord. 54-1988 § 1, passed 7-6-1988]
State Street from Front Street north to Dobbins Landing shall remain open to four lane traffic.
[Ord. 73-1988 § 1, passed 8-3-1988]
(a) 
Any person who violates any provision of this Traffic Code is guilty of a summary offense and shall be charged under the provisions of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code or the Codified Ordinances of Erie Traffic Code according to the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedures in summary cases charging parking violations [Rule 95], when the amount specified on the parking ticket has not been paid within the specified time indicated on the parking ticket.
(b) 
Whoever violates any provision of this Traffic Code, for which no penalty is otherwise provided, is guilty of a summary offense and shall be fined not more than $25.