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

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Conditions of authorisation

15.—(1) In this regulation—

(a)“placed” in relation to a traffic sign means placed in pursuance of an authorisation given by regulation 14;

(b)references to “the obstruction” are to the temporary obstruction in relation to which a traffic sign is placed; and

(c)references to “the road” are to the road on which the obstruction is situated.

(2) A traffic sign which has been placed shall be removed as soon as the obstruction has been removed.

(3) A flat traffic delineator, keep right sign, traffic cone, traffic pyramid or traffic triangle shall be placed in an upright position.

(4) A flat traffic delineator, keep right sign, traffic cone or traffic pyramid shall be placed so as to guide traffic past the obstruction.

(5) A traffic sign referred to in column (2) of an item in the Table may be placed only if the conditions specified in column (3) of the item are complied with.

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ItemTraffic signConditions
(1)(2)(3)
1.Flat traffic delineator

1.  At least three other flat traffic delineators shall also be placed in relation to the obstruction.

2.  Each flat traffic delineator shall be so placed as to face traffic approaching the obstruction from the side of the obstruction on which it is placed.

2.Road vehicle sign

1.  It shall be placed to face traffic approaching the stationary vehicle from the front, rear or side of the vehicle on which it is placed.

2.  It shall be securely fixed to the stationary vehicle.

3.  It shall not obscure any registration plate or lamps or reflectors of the stationary vehicle.

3.Traffic coneAt least three other traffic cones shall also be placed in relation to the obstruction.
4.Traffic pyramidAt least three other traffic pyramids shall also be placed in relation to the obstruction.
5.Traffic triangle

1.  A traffic triangle shall be placed at least 45 metres away from the obstruction.

2.  A traffic triangle shall be so placed as to face traffic approaching the obstruction from the side of the obstruction on which it is placed.

6.Warning lamp

1.  A warning lamp may be used only in conjunction with another traffic sign lawfully placed in accordance with these Regulations being—

(a)a flat traffic delineator;

(b)a keep right sign;

(c)a road vehicle sign;

(d)a traffic cone;

(e)a traffic pyramid; or

(f)a traffic triangle,

and shall be so placed as not to obscure that other traffic sign from the view of approaching traffic.

2.  Not more than one warning lamp shall be placed in conjunction with each such other traffic sign.

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