City of Monessen, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Monessen 4-23-1990 by Ord. No. 1-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 365.

§ 336-1 Speed-timing devices permitted. [1]

In accordance with Section 3368(c)(1) of the Motor Vehicle Code, as amended, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3368(c)(1), the rate of speed of any vehicle within the City of Monessen may be timed on any highway by a police officer using a mechanical or electrical speed-timing device.
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Editor's Note: Com v. Shenkin, 487 A.2d 380 (1985), found that it is no longer necessary to authorize use of electrical or mechanical speed-timing devices by ordinance. Also, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 6101 of the Vehicle Code prohibits duplication of the state law.

§ 336-2 Use of electronic devices authorized.

In accordance with Section 3368(c)(3) of the Motor Vehicle Code, as amended, 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 3368(c)(3), the rate of speed of any vehicle within the City of Monessen may be timed by any police officer using an electronic device which calculates speed by measuring elapsed time between measured road surface points by using two sensors and devices which measure and calculate the average speed of a vehicle between any two points.

§ 336-3 VASCAR-plus.

The Monessen Police Department is authorized to use VASCAR-plus as an electronic speed-timing device (nonradar) as approved each year by the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for use by any police officer within the City of Monessen for the purpose of enforcing the lawful speed limits within the City of Monessen.

§ 336-4 Mechanical, electrical or electronic (nonradar) speed-timing devices.

The Monessen Police Department is authorized to use any mechanical, electrical or electronic (nonradar) speed-timing device approved by the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for use by any police officer for the purpose of enforcing the lawful speed limit within the City of Monessen.

§ 336-5 Restrictions on use of evidence; exceptions.

In accordance with Section 3368(c)(4) of the Motor Vehicle Code, as amended, 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 3368(c)(4), no person may be convicted upon evidence obtained through the use of devices as authorized unless the speed recorded is six or more miles per hour in excess of the speed limit. Furthermore, no person may be convicted upon evidence obtained through the use of devices as authorized in an area where the legal speed is less than 55 miles per hour if the speed recorded is less than ten miles per hour in excess of the legal speed limit. This section shall not apply to evidence obtained through the use of said devices as authorized within a school zone.

§ 336-6 Certification and calibration of devices; testing for accuracy.

In accordance with Section 3368(d) of the Motor Vehicle Code, as amended, 75 Pa.C.S.A § 3368(d), the Monessen Police Department shall maintain certification and calibration of all devices used pursuant to the regulations of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Additionally, the devices shall be tested for accuracy pursuant to the regulations of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

§ 336-7 Permitted location of devices; exceptions.

In accordance with Section 3368(e) of the Motor Vehicle Code, as amended, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3368(e), mechanical, electrical or electronic devices may not be used to time a rate of speed of vehicles within 500 feet after a speed limit sign indicating a decrease of speed. This limitation, however, shall not apply to speed limit signs indicating school zones or hazardous grade speed limits and work zone speed limits.

§ 336-8 Enforcement.

Violations of the lawful speed limit within the City of Monessen are to be enforced pursuant to fines and penalties as established pursuant to Section 3362(c) of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, as amended, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3362(c).