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§ 3716.  Accidents involving overturned vehicles.

(a)  Speeding, careless driving, etc.--If a commercial motor vehicle overturns in an accident resulting from a violation of section 3361 (relating to driving vehicle at safe speed), 3362 (relating to maximum speed limits), 3714 (relating to careless driving) or 3802 (relating to driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance), the operator of the vehicle shall, upon conviction of any of the aforementioned offenses, be sentenced to pay a fine of $2,000, in addition to any other penalty authorized by law.

(b)  Equipment violations.--If a commercial motor vehicle overturns in an accident resulting from a violation of section 4103 (relating to promulgation of vehicle equipment standards) or 4502 (relating to general requirements for braking systems), the owner or any responsible lessee of the vehicle shall, upon conviction of any of the aforementioned offenses, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,500, in addition to any other penalty authorized by law.

(c)  Miscellaneous.--If a commercial motor vehicle overturns in an accident resulting from a violation of section 4903 (relating to securing loads in vehicles) or 6103 (relating to promulgation of rules and regulations by department), the responsible party shall, upon conviction of the aforementioned offenses, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,500, in addition to any other penalty authorized by law.

(d)  Definitions.--As used in this section, the term "commercial motor vehicle" shall have the meaning ascribed in section 1603 (relating to definitions).

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(May 30, 1990, P.L.173, No.42, eff. Nov. 1, 1990; June 22, 2001, P.L.559, No.37, eff. 60 days; Sept. 30, 2003, P.L.120, No.24, eff. Feb. 1, 2004)

 

2003 Amendment.  Act 24 amended subsec. (a).

1990 Amendment.  Act 42 added section 3716.