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Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

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120Duty to have regard to needs of disabled and blind in executing works etc.

(1)A roads authority, local authority or other person exercising a statutory power to execute works in a road shall have regard to—

(a)the needs of disabled or blind persons whose mobility may be impeded by the works ; and

(b)without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (a) above, the needs of blind persons to have any openings, whether temporary or permanent, in the road properly protected.

(2)An authority or person mentioned in subsection (1) above shall have regard to the needs of disabled persons and blind persons when placing lamp-posts, bollards, traffic signs, apparatus or other permanent obstructions in a road.

(3)A roads authority shall have regard to the needs of disabled persons when considering the desirability of providing ramps at appropriate places between carriageways and footways.

(4)Section 28 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (power to define certain expressions for the purposes of provisions of that Act) shall have effect as if any reference in it to a provision of that Act included a reference to this section.

(5)In the foregoing provisions of this section, references to a road shall be construed as including references to a proposed road.

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