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67 Pa. Code § 601.17. Authorized vehicle.

§ 601.17. Authorized vehicle.

 (a)  For the purposes of this chapter, the term ‘‘authorized vehicle’’ shall be defined as follows:

   (1)  A vehicle which carries the Commission seal, including automobiles and construction and maintenance vehicles.

   (2)  A vehicle owned by the Commission which does not carry the Turnpike seal.

   (3)  A vehicle driven by a Commission employee used in an official capacity and in the performance of employment.

   (4)  A vehicle of the Commission’s Consulting Engineer utilized in the furtherance of the Consulting Engineer’s duties, under the Trust Indenture.

   (5)  A vehicle of a consultant under contract with the Commission utilized in the furtherance of the consultant’s duties under the Commission contract.

   (6)  A towing or wrecking vehicle which meets the following conditions:

     (i)   Through contract with the Commission as an authorized service provider and the vehicle displays that designation.

     (ii)   Is called by an authorized employee of the Commission or the Pennsylvania State Police to perform special clean-up or towing services.

   (7)  A construction vehicle owned, leased or operated by a company performing a construction contract for the Commission which is operating within the terms of the contract.

   (8)  A vehicle which has obtained prior permission from the Commission and is moving under the supervision of the Pennsylvania State Police in executing the otherwise restricted activity.

   (9)  A vehicle operated by the State Police.

 (b)  An authorized vehicle under this section has the same rights and privileges accorded by statute, rule or regulation to a vehicle designated as authorized by the Department of Transportation.

 (c)  An authorized vehicle under this section may, at the Commission’s discretion, carry flashing or revolving yellow or amber lights, lighted arrowboards and other warning devices for traffic control at accident scenes or in other emergency situations.


   The provisions of this §  601.17 amended under sections 4 and 12 of the act of May 21, 1937 (P.L. 774, No. 211) (36 P.S. § §  652d and 652l), 74 Pa.C.S. § §  8102, 8107, 8116 and 8117; and 75 Pa.C.S. § §  6110 and 6110.1.


   The provisions of this §  601.17 adopted October 29, 1992, effective October 30, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 5321; amended December 1, 2023, effective December 2, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 7489. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (267410) and (400465).

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