§ 6110. Regulation of traffic on Pennsylvania Turnpike.
(a) General rule.--The provisions of this title apply upon any turnpike or highway under the supervision and control of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission unless specifically modified by rules and regulations promulgated by the commission which shall become effective only upon publication in accordance with law. A copy of the rules and regulations, so long as they are effective, shall be posted at all entrances to the turnpike or highway for the inspection of persons using the turnpike or highway. This section does not authorize the establishment of a maximum speed limit greater than 55 miles per hour, except that a 65-miles-per-hour maximum speed limit for all vehicles may be established where the commission has posted a 65-miles-per-hour speed limit.
(a.1) Posting.--No maximum speed limit established under subsection (a)(1) or (2) shall be effective unless posted on fixed or variable official traffic-control devices erected after each interchange on the portion of highway on which the speed limit is in effect and wherever else the commission shall determine.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, any person violating any of the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for which no penalty has otherwise been provided by statute commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25.
(2) Any person violating any of the rules and regulations of the commission prohibiting fare evasion or attempted fare evasion commits a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine according to the classification by the commission of the vehicle driven by that person at the time of violation as follows:
(i) Class 1 through 2: $100.
(ii) Class 3 through 6: $500.
(iii) Class 7 and higher: $1,000.
(3) In addition to the fines imposed under this subsection, restitution shall be made to the commission in an amount equal to the full fare, for the appropriate vehicle class, from the farthest point of entry on the turnpike to the actual point of exit.
(July 10, 1981, P.L.259, No.86, eff. 60 days; Apr. 16, 1992, P.L.169, No.31, eff. 60 days; June 13, 1995, P.L.57, No.9, eff. 30 days; June 26, 2001, P.L.734, No.75, eff. 60 days)
2001 Amendment. Act 75 amended subsec. (a).
1995 Amendment. Act 9 amended subsec. (a) and added subsec. (a.1). See section 4 of Act 9 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to report on effect of increased speed limit.
1992 Amendment. Act 31 amended subsec. (b)(2).
1981 Amendment. Act 86 amended subsec. (b).