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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Restricted roadsN.I.

37.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Article and Article 38(3), a length of road shall for the purposes of this Order be a restricted road—

(a)if a system of street lighting furnished by means of lamps placed not more than 185 metres apart is provided on that length of road (not being a special road); or

(b)if there is in force in relation to that length of road an order under paragraph (3)(a).

(2) The points at which any length of road begins and ceases to be a restricted road—

(a)as respects such a restricted road as is referred to in paragraph (1)(a), shall be such points, distant not more than 185 metres from the first and last respectively of the lamps by means of which the system of lighting is furnished, as may be indicated by traffic signs;

(b)as respects such a restricted road as is referred to in paragraph (1)(b), shall be such points as shall be designated in the relevant order.

(3) The Department may by order direct that any length of road specified in the order—

(a)shall be a restricted road; or

(b)shall, notwithstanding paragraph (1)(a), not be a restricted road.

(4) The powers conferred by sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph (3) are exercisable in respect of any length of road which is already a restricted road by virtue of sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of paragraph (1).

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