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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

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25 Pedestrian crossing regulations.E+W+S

(1)The Secretary of State may make regulations with respect to the precedence of vehicles and pedestrians respectively, and generally with respect to the movement of traffic (including pedestrians), at and in the vicinity of crossings.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, regulations under that subsection may be made—

(a)prohibiting pedestrian traffic on the carriageway within 100 yards of a crossing, and

(b)with respect to the indication of the limits of a crossing, or of any other matter whatsoever relating to the crossing, by marks or devices on or near the roadway or otherwise, and generally with respect to the erection of traffic signs in connection with a crossing.

(3)Different regulations may be made under this section in relation to different traffic conditions, and in particular (but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing words) different regulations may be made in relation to crossings in the vicinity of, and at a distance from, a junction of roads, and in relation to traffic which is controlled by the police, and by traffic signals, and by different kinds of traffic signals, and traffic which is not controlled.

(4)Regulations may be made under this section applying only to a particular crossing or particular crossings specified in the regulations.

(5)A person who contravenes any regulations made under this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(6)In this section “crossing” means a crossing for pedestrians established—

(a)by a local authority under section 23 of this Act, or

(b)by the Secretary of State in the discharge of the duty imposed on him by section 24 of this Act,

and (in either case) indicated in accordance with the regulations having effect as respects that crossing; and, for the purposes of a prosecution for a contravention of the provisions of a regulation having effect as respects a crossing, the crossing shall be deemed to be so established and indicated unless the contrary is proved.

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