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195.1.    Purpose; authority.
195.2.    Definitions.
195.3.    Sign standards.


   The provisions of this Chapter 195 issued under the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. § §  4573 and 6103(a), unless otherwise noted.


   The provisions of this Chapter 195 adopted July 31, 1981, effective August 1, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 2686, unless otherwise noted.

§ 195.1. Purpose; authority.

 (a)  Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to establish standards for the identifying signs required to be placed on both sides of commercial wreckers by 75 Pa.C.S. §  4573 (relating to identification of certain vehicles).

 (b)  Authority. This chapter is authorized under 75 Pa.C.S. §  6103(a) (relating to promulgation of rules and regulations by department).

§ 195.2. Definitions.

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

   Wrecker—A motor vehicle designed or constructed and used for the towing of abandoned or disabled vehicles.

§ 195.3. Sign standards.

 (a)  General rule. A wrecker used commercially to tow motor vehicles shall have the name of the business or person operating the wrecker designated on each side of the wrecker in a prominent location in letters not less than 3 inches high. The name may be printed on the wrecker or may be contained on signs affixed to the wrecker.

 (b)  Exception. The signs on a wrecker having otherwise acceptable signs on August 1, 1981 may have letters less than 3 inches, but at least 2 inches high.

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