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The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) (Scotland) Order 2006

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5.  (1)  The Zebra, Pelican and Puffin Pedestrian Crossings Regulations and General Directions 1997(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 12(1)–

(a)in sub-paragraphs (c) and (d), after “sub-paragraph (ea)”(2) insert “and sub-paragraph (eb)”;

(b)after sub-paragraph (ea) insert–

(eb)so far as relating to the functions of the Serious Organised Crime Agency which are exercisable in or as regards Scotland and which do not (within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998) relate to reserved matters, when a vehicle is being used for Serious Organised Crime Agency purposes and the observance of the prohibition conveyed by the steady amber or the red signal in accordance with sub-paragraph (c) or (d) would be likely to hinder the use of that vehicle for those purposes, then those sub-paragraphs shall not apply to the vehicle, and the steady amber and the red signal shall each convey the information that the vehicle may proceed beyond the stop line if the driver–

(i)accords precedence to any pedestrian who is on that part of the carriageway which lies within the limits of the crossing or on a central reservation which lies between two crossings which do not form part of a system of staggered crossings; and

(ii)does not proceed in a manner or at a time likely to endanger any person or any vehicle approaching or waiting at the crossing, or to cause the driver of any such vehicle to change its speed or course in order to avoid an accident; and.

(3) In regulation 13(1)–

(a)in sub paragraphs (c) to (e), after “sub paragraph (g)”(3), insert “and sub paragraph (h)”;

(b)after sub paragraph (g) insert–

(h)so far as relating to the functions of the Serious Organised Crime Agency which are exercisable in or as regards Scotland and which do not (within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998) relate to reserved matters, when a vehicle is being used for Serious Organised Crime Agency purposes and the observance of the prohibition conveyed by the amber, red or red-with-amber signal in accordance with sub-paragraph (c), (d) or (e) would be likely to hinder the use of that vehicle for those purposes, then those sub-paragraphs shall not apply to the vehicle, and the red signal, red-with-amber and amber signals shall each convey the information that the vehicle may proceed beyond the stop line if the driver–

(i)accords precedence to any pedestrian who is on that part of the carriageway which lies within the limits of the crossing or on a central reservation which lies between two crossings which do not form part of a system of staggered crossings; and

(ii)does not proceed in a manner or at a time likely to endanger any person or any vehicle approaching or waiting at the crossing, or to cause the driver of any such vehicle to change its speed or course in order to avoid an accident..

(4) After regulation 21(d) insert–

or

(e)so far as relating to the functions of the Serious Organised Crime Agency which are exercisable in or as regards Scotland and which do not (within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998) relate to reserved matters, when the vehicle is being used for Serious Organised Crime Agency purposes..

(1)

S.I. 1997/2400, as amended by S.I. 2004/3168 (in relation to England), S.S.I. 2005/344 (in relation to Scotland) and S.I. 2005/2929 (in relation to Wales). Regulation 12(1)(ea), 13(1)(g) and 21(d) were inserted by S.I. 2006/594.

(2)

The words “sub-paragraph (ea)” were inserted by S.I. 2006/594.

(3)

The words “sub-paragraph (g)” were inserted by S.I. 2006/594.

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