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Racing on Highways 75-3367

§ 3367. Racing on highways.

Fine $200

Suspension of 6 months

Second or subsequent offense:

Fine $200 minimum to $1000 maximum, plus discretionary jail time of up to 6 months in addition to, or instead of, fine, per Title 75 – §6503(a)

Suspension as above

 

§ 3367. Racing on highways.

(a) Definitions.–As used in this section the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this subsection:

“Drag race.” The operation of two or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerating speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other, or the operation of one or more vehicles over a common selected course, from the same point to the same point, for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of the vehicle or vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.

“Race.” The use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to outgain, outdistance or prevent another vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long distance driving routes.

(b) General rule.–No person shall drive a vehicle on a highway in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record, and no person shall in any manner participate in any such race, competition, contest, test or exhibition.

(c) Permits for special activities.–The department or local authorities within their jurisdiction may issue permits for special activities which would otherwise be prohibited by this section.

(d) Penalty.–Any person violating this section is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $200.