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(1) The operator of a wheelchair lift equipped vehicle who observes a violation of Section 12-301 may prepare a signed, written report which indicates that a violation has occurred. To the extent possible, the report shall include the following information:
(a) Information, if any, pertaining to the identity of the alleged violator.
(b) The license number and color of the vehicle involved in the violation.
(c) The time and approximate location at which the violation occurred.
(d) Identification of the vehicle as an automobile, station wagon, motor truck, motor bus, motorcycle or other type of vehicle.
(2) Within 48 hours after the violation occurs, the wheelchair lift equipped vehicle operator shall deliver a copy of the report to the Police Department. If the police officer receiving the report believes that the report establishes a sufficient basis for the issuance of a citation, the officer shall file a citation and the report with the Police Commissioner. If the Police Commissioner determines that the report and citation establish a sufficient basis for the issuance of a summons, a summons shall be issued in accordance with general rules governing the institution of proceedings in summary traffic offense cases. The Police Commissioner shall send the defendant a copy of the citation, together with a statement that it was filed by the police officer named in the citation on the basis of information received.
In the alternative, a parking enforcement officer of the Philadelphia Parking Authority shall be authorized to issue a summons in accordance with general rules governing the institution of proceedings in summary traffic offense cases provided that officer has personally witnessed the violation of Section 12-301 or, after investigating the circumstances surrounding the allegations raised by the wheelchair lift equipped vehicle operator, is satisfied that there is a sufficient basis for the issuance of a citation. The parking enforcement officer shall send the defendant a copy of the citation, together with a statement that it was filed by the parking enforcement officer named in the citation on the basis of information observed and/or received.
(3) A person may institute a proceeding pursuant to this subsection or in accordance with any means authorized by the Rules of Criminal Procedure.