TITLE 12.  TRAFFIC CODE 1
Chapter 12-100.  General Provisions
   § 12-101.   Short Title.
   § 12-102.   Definitions.
Chapter 12-200.  Administration
   § 12-201.   Duties of Police Department.
   § 12-202.   Duties of the Department.
   § 12-203.   Emergency and Trial Regulations.
   § 12-204.   Maintenance of Copies of Ordinances and Regulations.
Chapter 12-300.  Special Restrictions Upon Use of Vehicles Around Wheelchair Lift Equipped Vehicles.
   § 12-301.   Meeting or Overtaking Wheelchair Lift Equipped Vehicle While Utilizing Wheelchair Lift.
   § 12-302.   Reports by Wheelchair Lift Equipped Vehicle Operators.
   § 12-303.   Use of Red Hazard Signals.
   § 12-304.   Exceptions from Stopping Requirements.
   § 12-305.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-400.  Right-of-Way Regulations and Penalties
   § 12-401.   Through-Streets Designated.
   § 12-402.   Controls for Through-Streets.
   § 12-403.   Intersections Where Stop Required.
   § 12-404.   Duty to Stop at Stop Signs.
   § 12-405.   Vehicles and Street Cars Entering Through-Street or Stop Intersection.
   § 12-406.   Emerging From a Driveway or Building.
   § 12-407.   Stop When Traffic Obstructed.
   § 12-408.   Obedience to Bridge Signals.
   § 12-409.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-500.  Turning Regulations and Penalties
   § 12-501.   Turning Markers and Devices.
   § 12-502.   Authority to Place Restricted Turn Signs.
   § 12-503.   Obedience to No-turn Signs.
   § 12-504.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-600.  Street Direction Regulations and Penalties
   § 12-601.   Designation of Direction of Movement on Streets.
   § 12-602.   Operation on One-Way Streets.
   § 12-603.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-700.  Bicycle Lanes
   § 12-701.   Designation of Bicycle Lanes.
Chapter 12-800.  Bicycle Regulations and Penalties
   § 12-801.   Persons Riding Bicycles.
   § 12-802.   Obedience to Traffic-Control Devices.
   § 12-803.   Riding on Bicycles.
   § 12-804.   Riding on Roadways and Bicycle Paths.
   § 12-805.   Emerging from a Driveway or Building.
   § 12-806.   Carrying Articles.
   § 12-807.   Parking.
   § 12-808.   Riding on Sidewalks.
   § 12-809.   Warning Devices and Brakes on Bicycles.
   § 12-810.   Bicycle Regulations and Penalties.
   § 12-811.   Penalty.
   § 12-812.   Use of Audio Headphones.
   § 12-813.   Removal of Abandoned Inoperable Bicycles.
Chapter 12-900.  Parking Regulations and Penalties
   § 12-901.   Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited at Certain Places.
   § 12-902.   Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited.
   § 12-903.   Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited at Certain Times.
   § 12-904.   Loading and Unloading.
   § 12-905.   Permits for Curb Loading Zones.
   § 12-906.   Stopping in Passenger Loading Zone.
   § 12-906.1.   Live Performing Arts Priority Loading and Unloading Zones.
   § 12-907.   Designation of Public Carrier Stands.
   § 12-908.   Stopping, Standing and Parking of Buses and Taxicabs.
   § 12-909.   Restricted Use of Bus and Taxicab Stands.
   § 12-910.   Angle Parking.
   § 12-911.   Permit for Loading or Unloading at an Angle to the Curb.
   § 12-912.   Stopping, Standing and Parking Outside Business and Residence Districts.
   § 12-913.   Prohibitions in Specified Places.
   § 12-914.   Additional Parking Regulations.
   § 12-915.   Unattended Motor Vehicle.
   § 12-916.   Additional Parking Prohibitions.
   § 12-917.   Valet Parking Zones.
   § 12-918.   Parking for Auto Sharing Organizations.
   § 12-918.1.   Parking for Flexible-Park Auto Sharing Organizations: Pilot Program.
   § 12-919.   On-Street Parking of Boats, Motor Homes, Truck Campers and Vending Carts.
   § 12-920.   Permits for Hotel Loading Zones.
   § 12-921.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-1000.  Parking Meter Regulations and Penalties
   § 12-1001.   Designation of Parking Meter Zones.
   § 12-1002.   Parking Prohibited in Parking Meter Zones.
   § 12-1003.   Parking Meter Placement.
   § 12-1004.   Reserved.
   § 12-1005.   Use of Parking Meters.
   § 12-1005.1.   Parking Meter Kiosk Receipt Required.
   § 12-1006.   Overtime Parking Prohibited.
   § 12-1007.   Substitutes for Coins Prohibited.
   § 12-1008.   Damage to Parking Meters.
   § 12-1009.   Abolition of Loading Zones.
   § 12-1010.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-1100.  Miscellaneous Regulations and Penalties
   § 12-1101.   Load Restrictions Upon Vehicles Using Certain Streets.
   § 12-1102.   Designation of Restricted Street.
   § 12-1103.   Use of Certain Streets by Commercial Vehicles.
   § 12-1104.   Restrictions Upon Use of Streets by Certain Vehicles.
   § 12-1105.   Railroad Trains and Street Cars Not to Block Streets.
   § 12-1106.   Operating a Vehicle or Street Car Through Funeral or Other Procession.
   § 12-1107.   Participants in a Procession.
   § 12-1108.   Funeral Processions To Be Identified.
   § 12-1109.   Permits Required for Parades, Processions and Assemblages.
   § 12-1110.   Vehicles Shall Not Be Driven on a Sidewalk.
   § 12-1111.   Restricted Access Highways.
   § 12-1112.   Passing Street Car on Left.
   § 12-1113.   Street Car Stops.
   § 12-1114.   Unlawful Riding on Vehicles.
   § 12-1115.   Riding on Motorcycles or Motor-Driven Cycles.
   § 12-1116.   Clinging to Moving Vehicles.
   § 12-1117.   Physically Handicapped and Disabled or Severely Disabled Veteran Parking.
   § 12-1118.   Soliciting Rides or Business.
   § 12-1119.   Soliciting the Watching of Cars.
   § 12-1120.   Abandoned Vehicles.
   § 12-1121.   Electrical Work Not To Be Performed Without Approval.
   § 12-1122.   Use of Audio Headphones While Operating Motor Vehicles.
   § 12-1123.   Audible Motor Vehicle Alarms.
   § 12-1124.   Use of Certain Streets by Mobile and Motor Homes.
   § 12-1125.   Operation of Motor Vehicles on a Portion of South Street Prohibited During Certain Hours.
   § 12-1126.   Sound Reproduction Devices.
   § 12-1127.   Excessive Idling of and Noise from Motor Vehicles.
   § 12-1128.   Commercial Vehicles to Display Name, Address and Telephone Number of Owner.
   § 12-1129.   Penalty.
   § 12-1130.   Vehicle Seizures.
   § 12-1131.   Electric Vehicle Parking.
   § 12-1132.   Prohibiting Use of Mobile Telephones by Persons Operating Vehicles.
   § 12-1133.   All-Terrain Vehicles.
   § 12-1134.   Opening and Closing Vehicle Doors.
Chapter 12-1200.  Traffic-Control Devices
   § 12-1201.   Authority to Install Traffic-Control Devices.
   § 12-1202.   Obedience to Official Traffic-Control Devices.
   § 12-1203.   Non-intersection Traffic-Control Signals.
   § 12-1204.   Play Streets.
   § 12-1205.   Designation of Crosswalks and Safety Zones.
   § 12-1206.   Traffic Lanes.
   § 12-1207.   Hazardous Intersections.
   § 12-1208.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-1300.  Enforcement and Obedience to Traffic Regulations
   § 12-1301.   Authority of Firemen.
   § 12-1302.   Persons Propelling Push Carts or Riding Animals to Obey Traffic Regulations.
   § 12-1303.   Public Employees to Obey Regulations.
   § 12-1304.   Exemptions to Authorized Emergency Vehicles.
   § 12-1305.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-1400.  Penalties and Procedure for Violations
   § 12-1401.   Traffic Violation Notices; Parking Violation Notices.
   § 12-1402.   Traffic Violation Notice and Parking Violation Notice Use Controlled.
   § 12-1403.   Summary Procedure.
   § 12-1404.   Penalty.
   § 12-1405.   Reward Program.
Chapter 12-1500.  Effect of Title
   § 12-1501.   Repeal and Saving Provisions.
Chapter 12-1600.  Special Restrictions Upon Use of Vehicles in Areas Under the Control of the Fairmount Park Commission
   § 12-1601.   Commercial Vehicles.
   § 12-1602.   Trailers and Semi-Tractors.
   § 12-1603.   Forbidden Drive.
   § 12-1604.   Public Areas.
   § 12-1605.   Vehicle Washing and Repairing.
   § 12-1606.   Driver Training.
   § 12-1607.   Snowmobiles and Minibikes.
Chapter 12-2400.  Towing and Immobilizing of Parked or Abandoned Vehicles
   § 12-2401.   Definitions.
   § 12-2402.   Official Towing Stations.
   § 12-2403.   Towing Zones; Designation; Signs.
   § 12-2404.   Responsibility of Official Towing Stations.
   § 12-2405.   Removal or Immobilization of Parked Vehicles; Notice.
   § 12-2405.1.   Removal of Vehicles Blocking Driveways.
   § 12-2406.   Recovery of Vehicles; Hearings.
   § 12-2406.1.   Fees and Charges.
   § 12-2406.2.   Damage to Vehicle Booting Devices.
   § 12-2407.   Records.
   § 12-2408.   Other Proceedings.
   § 12-2409.   Towing Zone Locations and Hours.
Chapter 12-2500.  Snow Emergencies
   § 12-2501.   Definitions.
   § 12-2502.   General Provisions.
   § 12-2503.   Towing.
   § 12-2504.   Penalties.
Chapter 12-2600.  Chestnut Street Transitway
   § 12-2601.   Legislative Purpose.
   § 12-2602.   Definitions.
   § 12-2603.   Prohibited Conduct.
   § 12-2604.   Authorized Vehicles.
   § 12-2605.   Vehicles Permitted on Transitway With Notification.
   § 12-2606.   Regular and Special Uses.
   § 12-2607.   Administration.
   § 12-2608.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-2700.  Permit Parking Districts
   § 12-2701.   Legislative Purpose.
   § 12-2702.   Definitions.
   § 12-2703.   Designation of Permit Parking Districts.
   § 12-2704.   Posting of Signs.
   § 12-2705.   Issuance of Resident Parking Permits.
   § 12-2706.   Reserved.
   § 12-2707.   Transfer of Resident Parking Permits.
   § 12-2708.   Issuance of Temporary Parking Permits.
   § 12-2709.   Use of Resident Parking Permits and Temporary Parking Permits.
   § 12-2710.   Exemption for the Physically Disabled.
   § 12-2711.   Rules and Regulations.
   § 12-2712.   Penalty.
Chapter 12-2800.  Administrative Adjudication of Parking Violations
   § 12-2801.   Legislative Findings.
   § 12-2802.   Powers and Duties of The Director of Finance.
   § 12-2803.   Delegation of Functions, Powers and Duties to The Philadelphia Parking Authority.
   § 12-2804.   Issuance and Service of Parking Tickets.
   § 12-2805.   Notice of Parking Violation.
   § 12-2806.   Answer.
   § 12-2807.   Adjudications.
   § 12-2808.   Administrative Review.
   § 12-2809.   Civil Penalties and Costs.
Chapter 12-2900.  Contractor Parking
   § 12-2901.   Definitions.
   § 12-2902.   Contractor Parking Permit.
   § 12-2903.   Rules and Regulations.
   § 12-2904.   Prohibited Conduct.
   § 12-2904.1.   Display of Invalid Permit.
   § 12-2905.   Penalties, Revocation of Contractor Parking Permit.
Chapter 12-3000.  Use of an Automated Red Light Enforcement System to Prevent Red Light Violations
   § 12-3001.   Definitions.
   § 12-3002.   Automated Red Light Enforcement.
   § 12-3003.   Defenses to Liability.
   § 12-3004.   Powers and Duties of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
   § 12-3005.   Intersections At Which This Chapter Applies.
   § 12-3006.   Penalty.
   § 12-3007.   Notification of Violation.
   § 12-3008.   Admission of Responsibility and Payment of Fine.
   § 12-3009.   Request for a Hearing.
   § 12-3010.   Hearings.
   § 12-3011.   Appeals.
   § 12-3012.   Limitations.
Chapter 12-3100.  Selling, Leasing, or Reserving of Parking Spaces on Public Streets Prohibited
   § 12-3101.   Prohibiting the Selling, Leasing, or Reserving of Public Parking Spaces.
Chapter 12-3200.  Fee for Local Use
   § 12-3201.   Fee Imposed for Local Use.
   § 12-3202.   Use of the Fee Revenue.
Chapter 12-3300.  Self-Propelled Mobility Devices
   § 12-3301.   Operating Requirements.
   § 12-3302.   Enforcement and Penalties.
Chapter 12-3400.  Use of an Automated Speed Enforcement System to Improve Safety on Roosevelt Boulevard
   § 12-3401.   Definitions.
   § 12-3402.   Speed Limit Violations Using Automated Enforcement.
   § 12-3403.   Locations at Which an Automated System May Be Installed.
   § 12-3404.   Role of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
   § 12-3405.   Notification of Violation.
   § 12-3406.   Fines and Penalties.
   § 12-3407.   Admission of Responsibility and Payment of Fine.
   § 12-3408.   Defenses to Liability.
   § 12-3409.   Request for a Hearing.
   § 12-3410.   Limitations.

 

Notes

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   The Traffic Code was approved and became effective May 6, 1958, and superseded the Traffic Ordinances of March 25, 1946, as amended. See 1958 Ordinances, p. 366.