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Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988

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25Large vehicles and safety

(1)Regulations may make provision—

(a)for the regulation by the crossing operator of the use of the crossing by vehicles exceeding such dimensions or weight as may be prescribed;

(b)for the prohibition or regulation by the crossing operator of the conveyance through the tunnels of any goods, substances or other things capable of being conveyed which are dangerous, including provision for searching vehicles suspected of conveying any such things; and

(c)for eliminating or reducing the risk of fire in the tunnels.

(2)The regulations may include provision requiring the prescribed person to pay to the crossing operator in respect of the use of the crossing by vehicles such as are mentioned in subsection (1)(a) above a charge of an amount determined in accordance with such scales and other provisions as may be prescribed.

(3)Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any regulations made under subsection (1)(b) above shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

(4)In proceedings brought against any person for an offence under subsection (3) above it shall be a defence for him to prove that he took all reasonable precautions and exercised all due diligence to avoid the commission of the offence.

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