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67 Pa. Code § 189.2. Definitions.

§ 189.2. Definitions.

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

   Excess maintenance—Maintenance or restoration or both (but not betterment) of a posted highway in excess of normal maintenance, caused by use of over-posted-weight vehicles.

   Local traffic—The following shall be regarded as local traffic for the purposes of §  189.3 (relating to local traffic):

     (1) Emergency vehicles.

     (2) School buses.

     (3) Vehicles and combinations of governmental agencies and utilities or their contractors engaged in construction or maintenance on a posted highway or in a location which can be reached only via a posted highway.

     (4) Vehicles and combinations going to or coming from a residence, commercial establishment, or farm located on a posted highway or which can be reached only via a posted highway.

   Normal maintenance—The usual and typical activities necessary to maintain the roadway, shoulders and drainage facilities in the state of repair existing at the date of the inspection prescribed in §  189.4(f)(1) (relating to use under permit).

   Over-posted-weight vehicle—A vehicle or combination having a gross weight in excess of a posted weight limit.

   Posted highway—A highway having a posted weight limit.

   Posted weight limit—A restricted weight limit posted on a highway under authority of 75 Pa.C.S. §  4902.

   Posting authority—The Department, as to State designated highways and local authorities, as to all other streets and highways.

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  190.3 (relating to local traffic and Letters of Local Determination).

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