WESTTOWN-EAST GOSHEN REGIONAL POLICE DEPARTMENT

Accredited Law Enforcement Agency

traffic safety division

The Traffic Safety Division of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is comprised of three full-time traffic safety officers who conduct traffic enforcement and conduct Motor Carrier Enforcement.

pedestrian crossings

Title 75; Section 3114. Flashing signals:

(a)  General rule.--Whenever a flashing red or yellow signal is used in a traffic signal or with a traffic sign it shall require obedience by vehicular traffic as follows:

(1)  Flashing red.--When a red lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles shall stop in the same manner as at a stop sign, and the right to proceed shall be subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign as provided in section 3323 (relating to stop signs and yield signs).

 

(2)  Flashing yellow.--When a yellow lens is illuminated with rapid intermittent flashes, drivers of vehicles may proceed through the intersection or past such signal only with caution.

Title 75; Section 3111. Obedience to traffic control devices:

(a)  General rule.--Unless otherwise directed by a uniformed police officer or any appropriately attired person authorized to direct, control or regulate traffic, the driver of any vehicle shall obey the instructions of any applicable official traffic-control device placed or held in accordance with the provisions of this title, subject to the privileges granted the driver of an emergency vehicle in this title.

(a.1)  Penalty.--

      (1)  A person who violates this section commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of $150. No costs or surcharges imposed under 42 Pa.C.S. § 1725.1 (relating to costs) or section 6506 (relating to surcharge) shall be assessed or imposed upon a conviction under this section.

 

The pedestrian signs in the road meet the definition of "Official Traffic Control Devices."  Signs, signals, markings and devices not inconsistent with this title placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction, for the purpose of regulating, warning or guiding traffic.

Title 75; Section 3542. Right-of-way of pedestrians in crosswalks:

(a) General Rule.-- When traffic-control signals are NOT in place or not in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway WITHIN any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.

(b) Exercise of care by pedestrian.-- No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close as to constitute a hazard.

Additional Resources: 

Just Drive PA - Pedestrian Motorist Safety Card (PDF File)

Just Drive PA - Link - Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety  (Web Link)

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