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Traffic Signs (Temporary Obstructions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Authorisation to place traffic signs

14.—(1) Subject to paragraph (4), a person who is in charge of or accompanies an emergency vehicle or a breakdown vehicle which is temporarily obstructing a road is hereby authorised to place a keep right sign for the purpose of warning vehicular traffic of the obstruction created by the vehicle and to indicate the way past the vehicle.

(2) Subject to paragraph (4), any person not otherwise authorised to do so is hereby authorised to place a road vehicle sign on a vehicle or a flat traffic delineator, traffic cone, traffic pyramid, traffic triangle or warning lamp on any road for the purpose of warning traffic of a temporary obstruction in the road, other than one caused by the carrying out of works.

(3) In paragraph (1), the expressions “emergency vehicle” and “breakdown vehicle” have the meanings assigned to them in regulation 3(1) of the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(1).

(4) The authorisations given by paragraphs (1) and (2) are subject to the conditions prescribed by regulation 15.

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