[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Washington 7-7-1980 by Ord. No. 67. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 333.
The Board of Supervisors, upon the advice of the fire chief having jurisdiction, may establish, on private property within the Township which is devoted to public use, one or more unobstructed lanes to provide for the ingress and egress of fire apparatus and emergency vehicles.
Upon any fire lane being established by the Board of Supervisors, the same shall be clearly marked upon the traveled portion of the property with painted lines indicating the confines of the fire lane. In addition, the fire lane shall be clearly marked by signs posted along the edge of the fire lane which shall read NO PARKING FIRE LANE.
The markings and postings of said fire lanes shall be performed and maintained by and at the expense of the property owner or occupier.
No vehicle shall park or stand, or be permitted to park or stand, in any marked fire lane at any time.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. The minimum fine to be imposed is $50 per day or portion thereof for a first offense; $100 per day or portion thereof for a second offense and $500 per day or portion thereof for each subsequent offense. The Magisterial District Judge may impose a fine of more than the minimum amounts set forth above.
[Amended 9-15-1997 by Ord. No. 141]
There shall be placed upon any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter notice to the owner or operator thereof that such vehicle was parked in violation of the provision of this chapter, and instructing such owner or operator that if he shall report to the office of the Chief of Police and pay, for the use of the Township, the sum of $2, within 24 hours after the time of such notice, or $5 after 24 hours but within 48 hours after the time of such notice, the same shall save such violator from prosecution and from payment of the fine and costs hereinabove provided.