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67 Pa. Code § 193.3. Permitted use of posted highways.

§ 193.3. Permitted use of posted highways.

 (a)  General rule. The posting authority may permit over-posted-weight or over-posted-size local traffic to use a highway posted under 75 Pa.C.S. §  4902(b) (relating to restrictions on use of highways and bridges) if it determines that the vehicle or combination is unlikely to create a hazard due to the driver’s thorough knowledge of the hazardous traffic conditions or other safety factors which are the basis for the restriction.

 (b)  Number of trips. The permit may authorize a single trip, or an unlimited number of trips during a 12-month period.

 (c)  Liability. The permittee shall be liable for damage to the posted highway as well as personal injury or property damage, and shall provide the insurance or security the posting authority may require to guarantee payment of any damage to persons and property who or which may be injured as a result of the permitted use.

 (d)  Restrictions. When permitting use of a posted highway, the posting authority may stipulate one or more restrictions including, but not limited to, the following:

   (1)  Special vehicle stopping locations.

   (2)  Maximum speed or special gearing, or both.

   (3)  Special inspection of brakes, tires, steering mechanism and coupling devices.

   (4)  One or more pilot cars.

   (5)  The use of traffic control persons to regulate and control other traffic.

   (6)  Specific days of the week, days of the year or time of day when approval is not authorized.

 (e)  Possession of permit. The permit authorizing an over-posted-weight or over-posted-size vehicle or combination to use a posted highway is valid only when carried in the vehicle or combination and the restrictions on the permit are satisfied.

 (f)  Exempt vehicles. Exempt vehicles may exceed weight and size restrictions posted under 75 Pa.C.S. §  4902(b) on a highway without a permit unless the posting authority notifies the owner, lessee or registrant of the vehicle to the contrary.

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