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(1)The authorised undertaker may, for the purposes of, or in connection with the operation of, the authorised tramway, place or maintain traffic signs of a type prescribed by regulations made under section 64(1)(a) (General provisions as to traffic signs) of the 1984 Act or of a character authorised by the Secretary of State on any road in which the authorised tramway is laid or which gives access to such a road.
(2)The authorised undertaker—
(a)shall consult with the traffic authority as to the placing of signs; and
(b)unless the traffic authority is unwilling to do so and subject to any directions given under section 65 (Powers and duties of highway authorities as to the placing of traffic signs) of the 1984 Act, shall enter into arrangements with the traffic authority for the signs to be placed and maintained by the traffic authority.
(3)Any power conferred by section 65 of the 1984 Act to give directions to a traffic authority or local traffic authority as to traffic signs shall include a power to give directions to the authorised undertaker as to traffic signs under this section; and, accordingly, the powers conferred by subsection (1) shall be exercisable subject to and in conformity with any directions given under the said section 65.
(4)The traffic authority may make provision for trams to take priority over other means of transport at any junction of a road and a tramroad or road tramway.
(5)Trams shall be taken to be public service vehicles for the purposes of section 122(2)(c) (Exercise of functions by local authorities) of the 1984 Act.
(6)Expressions used in this section and in the 1984 Act shall have the same meaning in this section as in that Act.
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