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58 Pa. Code § 135.49. Definitions.

§ 135.49. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

 ATVAll-terrain vehicle—A device meeting the definition in 75 Pa.C.S. §  7702 (relating to definitions).

 Designated route

     (i)   State game land access or maintenance roads and trails that have been designated by the Director to be open for travel by persons with mobility disabilities using certain powered vehicles and conveyances.

     (ii)   The term does not include roads that are open to motor vehicle access by the general public.

 Disability—A person’s physical or mental impairment that substantially limits his mobility.

 Disabled person access permit—A permit issued by the Commission under Chapter 147, Subchapter AA (relating to disabled person access permit) to authorize persons with mobility disabilities to utilize mobility devices and motor vehicles to access designated routes on State game lands.

 Mobility device

     (i)   A power-driven device, other than a wheelchair, that is used by a person with a mobility disability for the purpose of locomotion. The term includes ATVs, golf carts, Segways® and other mobility devices designed to operate in areas without defined pedestrian routes, regardless of whether it is designed primarily for use by persons with mobility disabilities.

     (ii)   This term does not include motor vehicles.

 Transport vehicle placard—A placard provided by the Commission to disabled person access permit holders that must be displayed on the dashboard or in a window of the transport vehicle.

 Universal access symbol—A symbol displaying a wheelchair, generally blue and white, that is widely recognized as evidence that the person who is displaying the symbol is disabled.


     (i)   A manually-operated or power-driven device designed primarily for use by individuals with mobility disabilities for the main purpose of indoor or outdoor locomotion, or both.

     (ii)   The term includes power-driven scooters.

     (iii)   For the purposes of this subchapter, a wheelchair may not be construed as a mobility device.


   The provisions of this §  135.49 issued under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. §  721(a); amended under the Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S. § §  721(a) and 2901(b).


   The provisions of this §  135.49 adopted July 16, 1999, effective July 17, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3734; amended March 23, 2018, effective March 24, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 1677. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (371420) and (361951).

Cross References

   This section cited in 58 Pa. Code §  135.48 (relating to purpose and scope).

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