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The School Crossing Patrol Sign (Scotland) Regulations 2002

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the School Crossing Patrol Sign (Scotland) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 15th January 2003.

(2) In the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(1) regulations 19(4)(b) and 39(1) and diagram 605.2 in Schedule 2 are revoked.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations–

(a)“patrol sign” means a sign exhibited by a school crossing patrol for the purpose of stopping a vehicle in accordance with section 28(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

(b)“perimeter strip” has the meaning given by regulation 3(3);

(c)“the pole” means the pole comprised in a patrol sign;

(d)“retroreflecting material” means material which reflects a ray of light back towards the source of that light; and

(e)“the roundel” means the roundel comprised in a patrol sign.

Size, colour and type of patrol sign

3.—(1) A patrol sign shall comprise a roundel and a pole on which the roundel is mounted.

(2) The roundel shall be not less than 450 nor more than 470 millimetres in diameter and each of its faces shall be of the size, colour and type shown in the Schedule to these Regulations.

(3) A protective non-retroreflecting red strip, in these Regulations called a “perimeter strip”, may be applied to the perimeter of the roundel in accordance with the requirements of paragraph (4) below.

(4) The requirements are that–

(a)the perimeter strip shall not be retroreflecting;

(b)the perimeter strip shall be either coloured red or uncoloured and transparent;

(c)the part of the red border of the roundel not covered by the perimeter strip shall be at least 40 millimetres wide;

(d)the overall width of the red border together with the perimeter strip shall not exceed 50 millimetres; and

(e)the diameter of the part of the roundel coloured black and yellow shall not be less than 360 millimetres.

(5) The pole shall be coloured with alternating black and yellow bands of equal size and not less than 285 nor more than 315 millimetres deep and with a black band uppermost below the roundel.

Illumination of patrol signs

4.—(1) The yellow bands on the pole may be illuminated by means of retroreflecting material.

(2) The parts of the roundel coloured black shall not be illuminated by means of retroreflecting material.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4) below, the parts of the roundel coloured yellow shall be fluorescent.

(4) With the exception of the parts coloured black and the perimeter strip, the roundel shall be illuminated by means of retroreflecting material, but retroreflecting material applied to the parts coloured yellow shall, if that material is not fluorescent, be applied in horizontal strips with gaps between the strips.

(5) The parts of the roundel coloured red may be fluorescent.

LEWIS MACDONALD

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

12th December 2002

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