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53Exemption orders: traffic signs

(1)This section applies where a local authority (the “exempting authority”) makes an exemption order in relation to all or part of a footway.

(2)The traffic authority for the footway must—

(a)place, or secure the placement of, traffic signs in connection with the exemption order, and

(b)maintain, or secure the maintenance of, those signs.

(3)Where the traffic authority for the footway is not the exempting authority, the traffic authority may enter into an arrangement with the exempting authority under which the exempting authority is to—

(a)exercise the functions under subsection (2), or

(b)assist the traffic authority in connection with the exercise of those functions.

(4)Where the exempting authority enters into an arrangement mentioned in subsection (3)(a), section 65(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (powers and duties of traffic authorities as to placing of traffic signs) applies to the exempting authority as it applies to the traffic authority for the footway.

(5)In subsection (2), “traffic signs” has the meaning given by section 64(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (general provisions as to traffic signs).

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