CHAPTER 101. AUTHORIZING APPROPRIATELY ATTIRED
PERSONS TO DIRECT, CONTROL OR REGULATE TRAFFIC

Sec.


101.1.    Purpose.
101.2.    Persons authorized to direct traffic.
101.3.    Minimum attire.
101.4.    Emergencies.

Authority

   The provisions of this Chapter 101 issued under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. §  6103, unless otherwise noted.

Source

   The provisions of this Chapter 101 adopted October 14, 1977, effective October 15, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 3093, unless otherwise noted.

§ 101.1. Purpose.

 This chapter indicates those persons, other than persons enumerated in 75 Pa.C.S. §  3102 (relating to obedience to authorized persons directing traffic), who are authorized to direct, control or regulate traffic, and prescribes minimum appropriate attire.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  101.1 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  3102 and 6103.

Source

   The provisions of this §  101.1 amended December 30, 2016, effective December 31, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 8185. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (307393).

§ 101.2. Persons authorized to direct traffic.

 Subject to §  212.2 (relating to adoption of Federal standards), which incorporates the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, available at http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov, the following persons are authorized to direct, control or regulate traffic:

   (1)  Traffic control persons on utility, maintenance or construction projects.

   (2)  Adult school crossing guards for assisting school children across busy or hazardous highways or for assisting the ingress or egress of vehicles to and from a school.

   (3)  Railroad crossing guards at railroad grade crossings, for purposes of stopping vehicular traffic to permit the safe passage of trains.

   (4)  Civil defense, National Guard and military police while performing their regular duties or during National or local emergencies.

   (5)  Personnel of emergency organizations such as fire departments, hospitals, river rescue associations, ambulance associations and personnel of emergency vehicles designated by the State Police under 75 Pa.C.S. §  6106 (relating to designation of emergency vehicles by the Pennsylvania State Police) while performing their duties.

   (6)  Highway service vehicle personnel of tow trucks and road service vehicles.

   (7)  Department of Conservation and Natural Resources personnel while performing their official duties.

   (8)  Persons controlling traffic at authorized parades, processions or other public assemblies.

   (9)  Persons assisting to improve highway safety by the directing, control or regulation of traffic volumes created by the ingress or egress to or from a commercial, industrial, manufacturing, agricultural, or natural resource or mineral extraction operation.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  101.2 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  3102 and 6103.

Source

   The provisions of this §  101.2 amended January 7, 1994, effective January 8, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 155; amended December 30, 2016, effective December 31, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 8185. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (307393) to (307394).

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  101.3 (relating to minimum attire); and 67 Pa. Code §  101.4 (relating to emergencies).

§ 101.3. Minimum attire.

 This section sets forth the minimum standards for high-visibility safety attire for authorized persons directing, controlling or regulating traffic so that they are more easily distinguishable. Appropriately attired persons including authorized persons directing, controlling or regulating traffic as identified in §  101.2 (relating to persons authorized to direct traffic) shall wear high-visibility safety attire that is intended to provide conspicuity during daytime and nighttime usage and that meets the requirements of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices incorporated by §  212.2 (relating to adoption of Federal standards).

Authority

   The provisions of this §  101.3 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  3102 and 6103.

Source

   The provisions of this §  101.3 amended under January 7, 1994, effective January 8, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 155; amended December 30, 2016, effective December 31, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 8185. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (307394) and (296579).

§ 101.4. Emergencies.

 (a)  A person at the scene of an emergency may temporarily direct traffic, with or without being properly attired, until an authorized person as identified in §  101.2 (relating to persons authorized to direct traffic) or 75 Pa.C.S. §  3102 (relating to obedience to authorized persons directing traffic) arrives.

 (b)  An emergency as used in subsection (a) means an unplanned or unforeseen incident that warrants an immediate action to direct, control or regulate traffic to minimize threats to public health or public safety.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  101.4 amended under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  3102 and 6103.

Source

   The provisions of this §  101.4 amended December 30, 2016, effective December 31, 2016, 46 Pa.B. 8185. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (296579).



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