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SB 1199 - Specifies Provisions for Personal Delivery Devices - Pennsylvania Key Vote

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Title: Specifies Provisions for Personal Delivery Devices

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that specifies the provisions for personal delivery devices.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines a “personal delivery device” or “PDD” as a ground delivery device that (Sec. 1):

    • Is manufactured for transporting cargo or goods; 

    • Is operated by a driving system that allows remote or autonomous operation, or both; and

    • Weighs 550 pounds or less without cargo.

  • Prohibits a person from operating a personal delivery device on a roadway, or shoulder of a roadway, or in a pedestrian area unless (Sec. 4):

    • The person holds a PDD authorization from the Department of Transportation or in a PDD operator; and

    • The personal delivery device is operated in accordance with this bill.

  • Prohibits an authorized entity from operating a personal delivery device on a roadway where the posted speed limit is greater than 25 miles per hour (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits a personal delivery device from exceeding 12 miles per hour in a pedestrian area and may not exceed 25 miles per hour on a roadway (Sec. 4).

  • Requires a personal delivery device to prominently display the following information (Sec. 4):

    • The name of the authorized entity;

    • The unique identification number assigned to the PDD and submitted to the department; and

    • A telephone number of the authorized entity to report a violation of this title, accident, or insurance claim.

  • Requires a PDD to be equipped with a braking system that brings the PDD to a complete stop from an initial speed of 25 miles an hour or less (Sec. 4).

  • Requires a PDD to be equipped with a lamp that emits a bean of which light intended to illuminate the PDD’s path and is visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and a lamp emitting a red flashing light that can be seen from a distance of 500 feet to the rear (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that a person who violates the provisions of this bill will be guilty of a summary offense and, and upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of at least $500 (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that a person who knowingly violated the provisions of this bill and whose authorization was suspended or revoked by the Department will be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction, will be sentenced to pay a fine of no less than $1,000 (Sec. 4).

  • Defines an “authorized entity” as a person or educational institution holding a PDD authorization (Sec. 4).

  • Defines “PDD authorization” as an authorization issued by the Department permitting the operation of a personal delivery device (Sec. 4).

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Title: Specifies Provisions for Personal Delivery Devices

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that specifies the provisions for personal delivery devices.

Highlights:

 

  • Defines a “personal delivery device” or “PDD” as a ground delivery device that (Sec. 1):

    • Is manufactured for transporting cargo or goods; 

    • Is operated by a driving system that allows remote or autonomous operation, or both; and

    • Weighs 550 pounds or less without cargo.

  • Prohibits a person from operating a personal delivery device on a roadway, or shoulder of a roadway, or in a pedestrian area unless (Sec. 4):

    • The person holds a PDD authorization from the Department of Transportation or in a PDD operator; and

    • The personal delivery device is operated in accordance with this bill.

  • Prohibits an authorized entity from operating a personal delivery device on a roadway where the posted speed limit is greater than 25 miles per hour (Sec. 4).

  • Prohibits a personal delivery device from exceeding 12 miles per hour in a pedestrian area and may not exceed 25 miles per hour on a roadway (Sec. 4).

  • Requires a personal delivery device to prominently display the following information (Sec. 4):

    • The name of the authorized entity;

    • The unique identification number assigned to the PDD and submitted to the department; and

    • A telephone number of the authorized entity to report a violation of this title, accident, or insurance claim.

  • Requires a PDD to be equipped with a braking system that brings the PDD to a complete stop from an initial speed of 25 miles an hour or less (Sec. 4).

  • Requires a PDD to be equipped with a lamp that emits a bean of which light intended to illuminate the PDD’s path and is visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and a lamp emitting a red flashing light that can be seen from a distance of 500 feet to the rear (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that a person who violates the provisions of this bill will be guilty of a summary offense and, and upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of at least $500 (Sec. 4).

  • Specifies that a person who knowingly violated the provisions of this bill and whose authorization was suspended or revoked by the Department will be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction, will be sentenced to pay a fine of no less than $1,000 (Sec. 4).

  • Defines an “authorized entity” as a person or educational institution holding a PDD authorization (Sec. 4).

  • Defines “PDD authorization” as an authorization issued by the Department permitting the operation of a personal delivery device (Sec. 4).

Title: Specifies Provisions for Personal Delivery Devices

Title: Specifies Provisions for Personal Delivery Devices

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