[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Manor Township 4-4-1983 by Ord. No. 1-83 (Ch. 1, Part 2C, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 405.
There is hereby created a Traffic Commission, which shall consist of the Chief of Police of the Township, the Supervisor in charge of public safety, and the Road Supervisor.
All words used in this chapter which are defined by the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162, as the same may be amended, shall have the meaning and be defined in accordance with the definitions contained in said Vehicle Code.
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
The Traffic Commission shall have the duty, power and authority, in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and with other provisions of this chapter, to regulate the flow and speed of traffic and the parking of vehicles on the highways and streets of the Township, and to adopt regulations to that end. Without limiting the authority hereby given, the Traffic Commission is also specifically authorized:
Turning. To prohibit or regulate the turning of vehicles at intersections which it designates.
Through streets and stop or yield signs. To designate streets as through streets and to protect the entrances thereto with stop signs or yield right-of-way signs.
Bus stops. To establish bus stops for loading and unloading bus passengers at the curb.
Loading zones. To establish loading and unloading zones.
No parking zones. To establish no-parking zones.
Restricted parking zones. To establish restricted parking zones.
Prohibit parking. To prohibit parking on the sides of streets which it designates.
Miscellaneous parking provisions. To provide certain miscellaneous parking regulations.
Traffic lanes. To establish traffic lanes at street intersections in which vehicles shall move in accordance with the direction indicated by such lanes when signs are placed giving legal notice thereof.
Driveways. To regulate the opening of all private driveways leading from any public street in the Township, including the right to withhold or give consent to the opening thereof, to determine the size, location and grade of the opening, and in every way to exercise complete control and supervision in connection therewith.
One-way streets. To designate certain streets for one-way traffic, and to indicate the required direction of traffic thereon.
Speed. To establish maximum and/or minimum speed limits on streets which it designates after conducting an engineering and traffic investigation; provided, however, that no maximum speed greater than 55 miles per hour shall be so established.
Restrict vehicles. To prohibit or restrict the use of highways or streets at specified places by specified classes of vehicles whenever the Traffic Commission determines that such portions of the highways or streets may be seriously damaged by the use or movement of the specified classes of vehicles or the movement of such classes of vehicles would constitute a safety hazard.
No-passing zones. To designate no-passing zones on specified portions of highways and streets.
Enforcement. To designate the hours of the day and the days of the year when each of the regulations promulgated by the Traffic Commission shall be in full force and effect.
Traffic control devices. To erect, maintain and operate official signs, semaphores, lights and other traffic control devices after obtaining any approval of the Department of Transportation required by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and after conducting any traffic and engineering investigation when and in such manner as required by regulations promulgated by the Department of Transportation.
No parking during or after snowfalls. To prohibit and/or regulate the parking or maintenance of motor vehicles during or after the fall of snow.
All regulations adopted by the Traffic Commission shall be read at length at the meeting of the Board of Supervisors next following the adoption of regulations by the Traffic Commission and shall become effective without action by the Board of Supervisors, upon the day following the meeting at which it is read, unless the Board of Supervisors shall by resolution suspend or revoke said regulations.