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[F190B Additional powers of the Secretary of State.E+W

(1)The Secretary of State may construct road humps in a highway maintainable at the public expense for which he is not the highway authority if—

(a)the highway is subject to a statutory speed limit for motor vehicles of 30 miles per hour or less; or

(b)[F2(whether or not the highway is subject to such a limit)]the road humps are specially authorised by him,

and may maintain and remove any road humps so constructed by him.

(2)The consent of the local highway authority for the highway concerned is required for the construction of road humps under this section. . . F3

(3)The Secretary of State and the local highway authority may enter into an agreement for the carrying out by the local highway authority of any works which the Secretary of State has power to carry out under this section.

(4)Subject to subsection (5) below, the consent of the Secretary of State is required before the local highway authority or any other person having power to maintain the highway may remove or otherwise interfere with a road hump constructed under this section.

(5)If the Secretary of State so directs with the consent of the local highway authority the local highway authority shall have the same powers in relation to a road hump constructed under this section as they have in relation to a road hump constructed by them under section 90A above.

(6)Where a road hump has been constructed under this section, the local highway authority and any other person having power to maintain the highway may reimburse the Secretary of State the whole or part of his expenses in relation to the road hump.]

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F2Words in s. 90B(1)(b) inserted (1.7.1992) by Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40, SIF 107:1), s. 48, Sch. 4 para.12; S.I. 1992/1286, art. 2,Sch.

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