2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 75 - VEHICLES
Chapter 33 - Rules of the Road in General
3354 - Additional parking regulations.

     § 3354.  Additional parking regulations.
        (a)  Two-way highways.--Except as otherwise provided in this
     section, every vehicle standing or parked upon a two-way highway
     shall be positioned parallel to and with the right-hand wheels
     within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the absence of a
     curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-
     hand shoulder.
        (b)  One-way highways.--Except as otherwise provided in this
     section, every vehicle standing or parked upon a one-way highway
     shall be positioned parallel to the curb or edge of the highway
     in the direction of authorized traffic movement with its right-
     hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the
     absence of a curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of
     the right-hand shoulder, or with its left-hand wheels within 12
     inches of the left-hand curb or, in the absence of a curb, as
     close as practicable to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder.
        (c)  Angle parking.--Local authorities may permit angle
     parking on any highway after an engineering and traffic study
     has determined that the highway is of sufficient width to permit
     angle parking without interfering with the free movement of
     traffic, except that on a State-designated highway prior
     approval of the department shall also be obtained.
        (d)  Person with a disability and disabled veterans.--
            (1)  When a motor vehicle bearing a person with a
        disability or severely disabled veteran plate or displaying a
        person with a disability or severely disabled veteran parking
        placard as prescribed in this title is being operated by or
        for the transportation of the person with a disability or
        severely disabled veteran, the driver shall be relieved of
        any liability for parking for a period of 60 minutes in
        excess of the legal parking period permitted by local
        authorities except where local ordinances or police
        regulations provide for the accommodation of heavy traffic
        during morning, afternoon or evening hours.
            (2)  At the request of a person with a disability or
        severely disabled veteran, local authorities may erect on the
        highway as close as possible to the person's or veteran's
        place of residence a sign or signs indicating that that place
        is reserved for a person with a disability or severely
        disabled veteran, that no parking is allowed there by others,
        and that any unauthorized person parking there shall be
        subject to a fine and may be towed. The absence of a sign
        stating the penalty amount indicated in subsection (f) at
        parking spaces designated with an international symbol for
        access for persons with disabilities on a sign shall not
        preclude the enforcement of this subsection. A vehicle may
        only be towed under this paragraph if the parking space is
        posted with a sign indicating that vehicles in violation of
        this section may be towed.
            (3)  (i)  Except for persons parking vehicles lawfully
            bearing a person with a disability or severely disabled
            veteran registration plate or displaying a person with a
            disability or severely disabled veteran parking placard
            when such vehicles are being operated by or for the
            transportation of a person with a disability or a
            severely disabled veteran, no person shall park a vehicle
            on public or private property reserved for a person with
            a disability or severely disabled veteran which property
            has been so posted in accordance with departmental
            regulations. Regulations shall require that parking
            spaces designated with an international symbol for access
            for persons with disabilities on a sign are posted with a
            sign stating the penalty amount indicated in subsection
            (f) and that vehicles in violation of the subsection may
            be towed and require that signs be replaced when they
            become either obsolete or missing with all costs to
            replace the necessary signs to be borne by the persons
            responsible for signing the particular location. The
            absence of a sign stating the penalty amount at parking
            spaces designated with an international symbol for access
            for persons with disabilities shall not preclude the
            enforcement of this subsection. A vehicle which is
            unlawfully parked in a designated person with a
            disability parking area may be removed from that area by
            towing and may be reclaimed by the vehicle owner upon
            payment of the towing costs. A vehicle may only be towed
            under this paragraph if the parking space is posted with
            a sign indicating that vehicles in violation of this
            section may be towed.
                (ii)  Local authorities shall have the power and may,
            by ordinance or resolution, authorize a person with a
            disability and severely disabled veterans to issue
            statements to violators or violating vehicles for
            violation of subparagraph (i). The form of the statement
            shall be as prescribed by the local authorities.
                (iii)  No occupancy or driveway permit may be issued
            to a person whose property is reserved for a person with
            a disability or a severely disabled veteran if the
            property is not posted with a sign stating the penalty
            amount indicated in subsection (f).
        (e)  Unauthorized use.--An operator of a vehicle bearing a
     person with a disability or severely disabled veteran plate or
     displaying a person with a disability or severely disabled
     veteran parking placard shall not make use of the parking
     privileges accorded to a person with a disability and severely
     disabled veterans under subsection (d)(3) unless the operator is
     a person with a disability or a severely disabled veteran or
     unless the vehicle is being operated for the transportation of a
     person with a disability or severely disabled veteran.
        (e.1)  Motorcycle parking.--Notwithstanding the provisions of
     section 6301 (relating to prosecutions under local ordinances
     superseded by title) regarding parking violations, a local
     ordinance may not prohibit nor cite as a violation the parallel
     or angle occupancy by one or more motorcycles in any parking
     space on any highway otherwise available for parking for other
     individual vehicles, provided that the space occupied by one or
     more motorcycles does not exceed the space within which a single
     vehicle must park. In the instance of a violation applicable to
     any single vehicle, each motorcycle so parked shall be
     individually liable for any violation as if the motorcycle were
     the sole occupant of the parking space.
        (f)  Penalty.--A person violating subsection (a), (b) or
     (d)(1) is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon
     conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15. A
     person violating subsection (d)(2) or (3) or (e) is guilty of a
     summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay
     a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $200. If a person is
     convicted under subsection (d)(2) or (3) in the absence of a
     sign stating the penalty amount, the fine imposed may not exceed
     $50.
        (g)  Special penalty; disposition.--
            (1)  In addition to any other penalty imposed under this
        section, a person who is convicted of violating subsection
        (d)(2) or (3) shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $50.
            (2)  All fines collected under this subsection shall be
        disposed of as follows:
                (i)  Ninety-five percent shall be paid to the
            Department of Revenue, transmitted to the Treasury
            Department and credited to the Department of Public
            Welfare for use for the Attendant Care Program.
                (ii)  Five percent shall be paid to the municipality
            in which the offense occurred.
     (Nov. 9, 1977, P.L.226, No.69, eff. imd.; July 11, 1980,
     P.L.550, No.113, eff. 60 days; Mar. 29, 1984, P.L.159, No.31,
     eff. imd.; May 9, 1986, P.L.158, No.51, eff. 60 days; July 10,
     1990, P.L.370, No.84, eff. 60 days; Dec. 18, 1992, P.L.1411,
     No.174, eff. 60 days; Dec. 28, 1994, P.L.1441, No.170, eff. 60
     days; Oct. 4, 2002, P.L.845, No.123, eff. 60 days)

        2002 Amendment.  Act 123 amended subsecs. (d), (e), (f) and
     (g) and added subsec. (e.1).
        Cross References.  Section 3354 is referred to in sections
     3351, 6109 of this title.

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