John D. Shuff


At the outset it should be indicated that the view taken by this writer does not purport to be unbiased. Rather, it is his intent to place a few more munitions in the arsenal of those who propose that the doctrine of municipal sovereign immunity be abrogated in its entirety.

The first part of the discussion (Section II) will focus upon the background and current status of the municipal immunity doctrine, with special emphasis upon the governmental-proprietary distinction. Section III will discuss the effects and interpretations of the Uniform Traffic Act and how they relate to municipal immunity. In addition, another possible interpretation of the Act will be suggested.