Pursuant to Vehicle Code Section 6109, all traffic and parking regulations of a permanent nature shall be adopted by ordinance of Town Council or as amendments thereto. In compliance with Vehicle Code Section 6109(c), no ordinance or regulation shall be effective until official traffic-control devices giving notice of such provisions are erected upon or at the entrances to the highway or part thereof affected as may be most appropriate.
[Ord. 106, passed 10-14-1955]
As authorized by Vehicle Code Section 6109(b), the Chief of Police shall have the following powers to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in times of emergency:
In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and parking regulations.
In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works or in the case of the conduct of processions and public events, to restrict or prohibit parking or traffic in limited areas for periods of not more than 24 hours.
The Chief of Police shall have further power and authority to establish, change and abolish, and to designate by appropriate markings or signs, crosswalks, traffic lanes and parking spaces.
[Ord. 106, passed 10-14-1955]
Police officers are hereby given authority to direct traffic on the highways of the Town, and at the intersections thereof.
[Ord. 682, passed 8-25-1975]
The Chief of Police is authorized to employ individuals to act as school guards to cross school children at dangerous road intersections or crossings.
School guards shall be in uniform and shall wear a badge indicating that they are peace officers. When regulating, directing, controlling and stopping vehicular traffic in order to provide for the safe crossing of school children across public roads, the school guards shall have the authority of a "police officer" as defined in the Vehicle Code.
School guards shall be regarded as part-time Town employees and shall not be eligible for the various fringe benefits afforded regular full-time Town employees, except for workmen's compensation insurance and life insurance, which has already been provided to the school guards by the Town.
No operator of any vehicle shall fail or refuse to comply with the signal or direction of a school guard when such school guard is in the act of regulating, directing, controlling or stopping vehicular traffic for the safe crossing of school children across public roads.
Any person convicted of a summary offense for violation of this Traffic Code shall, in addition to the fine imposed, pay the costs of the issuing authority as provided in Section 6306 of the Commonwealth Vehicle Code.
[Ord. 834, passed 1-25-1982]
The rate of speed of any vehicle may be timed on any street or road within the Town by trained and authorized police officers of the Town by any device approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, including, but not limited to, VASCAR Plus and ESP. This authorization shall include any timing device approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation subsequent to the date of this section for use by local police forces.
No conviction shall be had upon evidence obtained through the use of the various approved speed timing devices unless the device has been calibrated and tested for accuracy and found accurate or adjusted for accuracy within a period of 60 days prior to the alleged violation.
Any person who violates any provision or any regulation provided in Sections 501.01 or 501.02 shall be liable to the penalty set forth in the Vehicle Code for such violation, and where no specific penalty is set forth, such person is guilty of a summary offense and shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of $25.
Whoever violates Section 501.04(d) is guilty of a summary offense and shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of $25.