(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter that part of a
turnpike enclosed by fence except in a vehicle at authorized
(b) It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to fail to pay
the toll as prescribed by the Turnpike Authority.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to cross a turnpike except at
grade separations provided for cross traffic or through drainage
structures under the turnpike.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to travel a turnpike on foot
except to leave or service a disabled vehicle, or for any person to
hitchhike on a turnpike.
(e) It shall be unlawful for any person to tear down, damage or remove
any turnpike fence.
(f) Subsections (a) through (e) of this section shall not apply to
officers, employees, agents or contractors of the Turnpike Authority
in performance of their duties, or to agents, servants, employees or
contractors of public utilities while actually engaged in work in
furtherance of construction, maintenance or repair of such public
utilities located on, above or below a turnpike.
(g) It shall be unlawful to drive, operate or ride any bicycle or
other man-powered vehicle or means of transportation on a turnpike,
and the Authority may prohibit any light mechanically-powered vehicle
from entering the turnpike, or any other vehicle which it determines
would be injurious to the turnpike surfacing or a traffic hazard.
(h) Any person driving a vehicle on a turnpike shall drive the same at
a careful and prudent speed not greater than nor less than is
reasonable and proper, having due regard to the traffic, surface and
width of the turnpike and any other conditions then existing, and no
person shall drive any vehicle upon a turnpike at a speed greater than
will permit him to bring it to a stop within the assured clear
(i) The Turnpike Authority is hereby authorized to prescribe maximum
and minimum speeds for trucks, buses and automobiles using turnpikes.
The regulation pertaining to automobiles shall apply to all vehicles
not commonly classified as either trucks or buses. Such regulations
shall become effective only after approval by the Commissioner of
Public Safety, and after signs have been posted on the turnpike giving
notice thereof. Such regulations may apply to an entire turnpike
project or to selected sections thereof as may be designated by the
Turnpike Authority. It shall be a violation of this section to drive a
vehicle at a faster rate of speed than such prescribed maximum speed
or at a slower rate of speed than such prescribed minimum speed.
However, all vehicles shall at all times conform to the requirements
of subsection (h) of this section. Copies of such regulations,
certified as in effect on any particular date by the Secretary of the
Turnpike Authority, shall be accepted in evidence in any court in this
(j) It shall be unlawful for any vehicle, except police cars,
ambulances, vehicles owned by the Turnpike Authority, its agents or
contractors, and vehicles owned by public utilities, their agents,
servants, employees or contractors, while actually engaged in
construction, maintenance or repair of such public utilities, to cross
the center dividing strip of a turnpike, or to travel on any lane of a
turnpike in a direction contrary to the direction of traffic on such
(k) All vehicles traveling on a turnpike shall comply at all times
with signs placed on the turnpike regulating traffic thereon.
(l) No vehicle shall move from one lane to another unless the way is
clear to do so and upon proper signaling.
(m) Any person guilty of violating any provisions of this section
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in
a sum of not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) and not more than Two
Hundred Dollars ($200.00) or shall be sentenced to serve a term of not
less than five (5) days nor more than thirty (30) days in jail, or by
both such fine and imprisonment.