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(1)The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) shall be amended as follows.
(2)In section 26(1) (arrangements for patrolling places where children cross roads during certain periods) the words “during periods between the hours of eight in the morning and half-past five in the afternoon when children are so on their way,” are repealed.
(3)After section 26(1) there shall be inserted—
“(1A)Arrangements under subsection (1) above may be made for patrolling places at such times as the appropriate authority think fit.”.
(4)In section 28(1) (power to stop vehicles at school crossings)—
(a)the words “between the hours of eight in the morning and half-past five in the afternoon” are repealed; and
(b)for the words “children on their way to or from school, or from one part of a school to another, are” there shall be substituted “a person is”.
(5)In section 28(2)(a) (duty to stop vehicle before reaching place where children are crossing) for the words—
(a)“children are” there shall be substituted “person is”; and
(b)“their” there shall be substituted “his”.
(6)In section 28(5)—
(a)paragraph (c) (presumption that children were on their way to school etc.); and
(b)the word “and” immediately preceding it,
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