§ 11.207. Traffic and parking.
(a) Traffic. The following are prohibited:
(1) Operation of a vehicle on a State park road at a speed in excess of the posted limit or, where no speed limit is posted, in excess of 25 miles per hour.
(2) Operation of a motor vehicle on a State park road, lane, trail or area that is posted as closed to motor vehicles, except with permission of the Department.
(3) Operation of a motor vehicle off a road or outside a parking area, except on a trail or in an area posted as open to motor vehicles, or except with written permission of the Department.
(4) Operation of a vehicle not in obedience to official traffic-control devices.
(b) Parking. The following activities are prohibited:
(1) Parking a motor vehicle, boat trailer, camp trailer or other vehicle or equipment in an area designated by the Department for persons with a disability unless one of the following requirements is met:
(i) Permission has been given to a user of the vehicle under subsection (c) and the user is in compliance with the conditions of the permission.
(ii) A valid plate or valid placard has been issued to a user of the vehicle under section 1338 or section 1342(a) or (b) of the Vehicle Code (relating to person with disability plate and placard; and veteran plates and placard). A valid plate or valid placard issued by another state, the District of Columbia or a Canadian province for a person with a disability is deemed to be in compliance with the plate and placard requirements of this subparagraph. Placards shall be displayed in the manner required by section 1338(b) or 1342(b) of the Vehicle Code.
(2) Parking a vehicle in violation of section 1338, 1342 or 3354(d)(2), (d)(3) or (e) of the Vehicle Code.
(3) Parking a motor vehicle, boat trailer, camp trailer or other vehicle or equipment as follows without written permission of the Department:
(i) In an area other than an area designated by the Department for parking.
(ii) In a location that obstructs a gate, road, trail, footpath, bicycle path, access way, drinking fountain, entrance, exit or road turnaround.
(iii) In an area that is posted as closed.
(iv) At an overnight facility.
(v) When the park is closed under § 11.208 (relating to schedule; closure).
(4) Parking a bus in an area that is not designated for buses.
(c) Persons with disabilities.
(1) A person who, because of a disability, requires a motorized vehicle to gain access to a portion or portions of a State park may request written permission of the Department to use a motorized vehicle in areas of a State park not otherwise open for motorized vehicle use by the public.
(2) A person who has received permission under paragraph (1) shall comply with the written conditions of the permission.
(1) Summary offense.
(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii), a violation of this section constitutes a summary offense under section 7505 of the Crimes Code (relating to violation of governmental rules regarding traffic).
(ii) A violation of subsection (b)(2) constitutes a summary offense under the Vehicle Code.
(2) Parking tickets.
(i) For a violation of subsection (b)(1), (3) or (4) or for violation of section 3351, 3353 or 3354(a), (b) or (d)(1) of the Vehicle Code (relating to stopping, standing and parking outside business and residence districts; prohibitions in specified places; and additional parking regulations), Department may issue a parking ticket, as provided for in 234 Pa. Code Rule 401 (relating to means of instituting proceedings in summary cases charging parking violations), which will be handed to the violator or placed on the windshield of the violators vehicle.
(ii) If it has issued a parking ticket, the Department will file a citation only if the violator fails to pay a charge to the Department in the amount provided in clause (A) or (B) within 5 days of the violation and in the manner specified on the ticket.
(A) For violations of subsection (b)(1), (3) or (4), the charge will be in the amount of the maximum fine as provided in section 7505 of the Crimes Code.
(B) For violations of section 3351, 3353 or 3354(a), (b) or (d)(1) of the Vehicle Code, the charge will be in the amount of the maximum fine for the offense as specified in the Vehicle Code.
(iii) If it has not issued a parking ticket, the Department may issue a citation as provided for in 234 Pa. Code Rule 401.
This section cited in 17 Pa. Code § 11.206 (relating to property left in a State park); and 17 Pa. Code § 11.216 (relating to general recreational activity; horses; snowmobiles; all-terrain vehicles; mountain bikes).
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