Written by Gregory Monte.
This is a quick clarification for Pennsylvania residents who may have read my previous blog post Are Stop Signs WITHOUT White Borders Enforceable?
I have some bad news if you want to fight a ticket you received at a stop sign without white borders:
PA Title 67, Chapter 212.101 Official Signs indicates the following:
“(c) Unacceptable variations. Variations in the proportion of symbols, stroke width and height of letters, width of borders or layout of word or symbol messages will be sufficient cause for the Secretary to order the removal or replacement of a sign, but will not be a defense in prosecution for violation of any mandatory traffic control provided by the sign.“
Looks like PA state law trumps the Federal MUTCD in this particular case.