[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Easttown 8-6-1956 by Ord. No. 31. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Easttown Township Traffic Ordinance of 1956."
The words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in Section 102 of the Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as supplemented and amended.
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 102.
[Amended 7-1-1974 by Ord. No. 123]
The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it has, as authorized by the Vehicle Code, caused, and may in the future cause, official signs to be erected on and along or at the access point to certain public roads and highways of the Township regulating the parking of vehicles or restricting the direction of turns from the place of such signs.
From and after the effective date hereof, no person shall park any vehicle on any such road or highway in any manner contrary to the regulations so established or make any turn contrary to the sign restricting the direction of turns.
The peace officers of Easttown Township are authorized and directed, from time to time, as the need shall arise, to make and to provide for temporary parking regulations on and along the public roads and highways of the Township and, in pursuance thereof, to cause temporary signs of the Township to be erected or placed and maintained giving notice of such temporary regulations. From and after the effective date hereof, no person shall park any vehicle on any street or road of the Township in any manner contrary to temporary parking regulations made, provided for and posted as hereinabove set forth.
[Added 1-3-2006 by Ord. No. 366-05; amended 2-21-2006 by Ord. No. 367-06]
Upon the written request of an owner of property that has lanes and roads open to public use (other than public roads and parking areas), the Fire Chief of the fire company having jurisdiction over the subject property (or the Fire Chief's designee) shall designate appropriate areas as fire lanes. Such areas shall be controlled by official signs prohibiting stopping or parking, and, further, such areas shall be striped or crosshatched on the pavement surface. The cost of such signs and pavement markings shall be borne by the owner of the subject property. Any person stopping or parking a vehicle in the designated fire lane shall be in violation of this chapter and shall be subject to a summary proceeding under the Rules of Criminal Procedure as provided for in the Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. § 66601(c.1)(2). Emergency vehicles are exempted from the foregoing restriction.
No person shall park a vehicle or allow the same to remain parked upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in this section, between the hours specified, for longer than the time indicated in said schedule:
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the highways or parts thereof described below:
Parking in the following areas shall be allowed by those vehicles displaying a valid parking permit issued by the Township. Parking permits shall be issued only to residents of the streets listed below:
The peace officers of the Township are authorized and directed, from time to time, as the condition of traffic upon the roads and highways of the Township shall warrant, to prohibit temporarily other than one-way traffic on any of the roads or highways of the Township and shall cause to be erected and maintained, during the period of such temporary prohibition, official signs of the Township giving notice thereof, which signs shall be posted conspicuously at points where any such road or highway affected thereby joins other highways. From and after the effective date hereof, no person shall drive or operate any vehicle on that portion of any road or street of the Township which has been designated as a temporary one-way street, as hereinabove provided, in a direction contrary to that indicated and required by such signs.
The streets or parts of streets described in this section are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle on any one-way street other than in the direction established for traffic on that street:
The speed limit for both directions of traffic along the streets or parts thereof described in this section is hereby established at the rate of speed indicated below. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a higher speed than the maximum prescribed for that street or part of a street.
[Added 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 361-05]
The Easttown Township Board of Supervisors hereby authorizes the installation of speed humps, as defined in Easttown Township Resolution No. 04.19.04, as supplemented and amended, on the 300 and 400 Blocks of Old Lancaster Road, Devon, Easttown Township. The installation of speed humps is authorized at the following locations:
From and after the effective date hereof, no person shall drive or operate any truck, trailer, tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle having a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more on any of the following named streets or roads of the Township, except for the purpose of delivering or picking up goods, wares, merchandise or household effects to or from properties abutting thereon:
The peace officers of the Township are authorized and directed, from time to time, as the need occasioned by traffic and the condition of the public highways and roads of the Township shall determine, to regulate the traffic therein by personally directing such traffic.
The Board of Supervisors hereby declares that it has, in compliance with the provisions of the Vehicle Code, designated, and may in the future designate, certain streets or roads, or parts thereof, of the Township as through highways and has caused, or may cause, official signs bearing the word "stop" to be erected at the entrances thereto.
[Amended 6-2-2014 by Ord. No. 422-14]
The intersections described in this section (in addition to intersections with the through streets established by this chapter) are hereby established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected in such a position upon the first-named street as to face traffic approaching the second-named street. Every driver of a vehicle approaching any such intersection upon the first-named street, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, shall come to a full stop before entering any such intersection.
[Added 1-7-1980 by Ord. No. 158-80]
The intersections described in this section are hereby established as yield intersections, and official yield signs shall be erected in such a position upon the first-named street as to face traffic approaching the second-named street in the direction or directions indicated. Every driver of a vehicle approaching any such intersection upon the first-named street, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, shall slow down or stop the vehicle and then yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on the second-named street so closely as to constitute a hazard during the time that the driver is moving across or within such intersection.
[Added 6-2-1980 by Ord. No. 162-80]
There shall be no turn on red permitted at the following traffic signals:
[Added 7-16-2018 by Ord. No. 434-18]
The following are designated as parking for handicapped persons:
[Added 10-1-2018 by Ord. No. 436-18]
There shall be no left turn at the following intersection:
[Amended 10-1-1956 by Ord. No. 32; 9-21-1981 by Ord. No. 178-81; 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 284-96; 2-17-2004 by Ord. No. 350-04; 8-15-2011 by Ord. No. 405-11]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by the Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq., as amended) or except as herein specified, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter, or any supplement thereto, shall be liable to a penalty of $25 and the costs of prosecution.
[Amended 6-2-2014 by Ord. No. 422-14]
There is hereby established a penalty of $50 for illegal parking on the public streets and highways of Easttown Township, including any public parking areas, in the following locations:
The 100 and 200 Blocks of Lancaster Avenue.
The 001 to, and including, 300 Blocks of Dorset Road.
Bella Vista Road.
The 100 and 200 Blocks of Berkley Road.
The 100 and 200 Blocks of Chester Road.
The 001 to, and including, 300 Blocks of South Valley Forge Road.
The 100 and 200 Blocks of Sugartown Road.
The 001 to, and including, 300 Blocks of South Fairfield Road.
The 001 to, and including, 300 Blocks of South Waterloo Road.
Failure to pay the fine set forth in a citation within the time and manner prescribed in such citation shall be a violation of this chapter, which will be enforced in an action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the same manner as provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Editor's Note: Original § 13, No left turn, added 6-2-1980 by Ord. No. 162-80, which immediately preceded this section, was repealed 6-2-2014 by Ord. No. 422-14.