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Dartford-Thurrock Crossing Act 1988

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28 Traffic officers.E+W

(1)The crossing operator shall appoint persons to act as traffic officers.

(2)It shall be the duty of every traffic officer to secure the observance and enforcement of the provisions of this Part of this Act and of regulations made under it, in particular by exercising functions conferred on traffic officers by any such provision.

(3)It shall also be the duty of every traffic officer to secure the observance and enforcement of—

(a)any traffic regulation order made under section 1 of the M1Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and any prohibition or restriction imposed under section 14 of that Act or section 24 of this Act as respects any road within the crossing or the approach roads; and

(b)any byelaws made or treated as made under the 1984 Act as they have effect by virtue of this Act.

(4)Every traffic officer may stop and direct traffic within the crossing and, so far as is necessary for the performance of any of his duties under subsections (2) and (3) above, on the approach roads.

(5)A traffic officer shall not act as such unless in uniform.

(6)Every officer who immediately before the transfer date was acting as a traffic officer under section 36 of the 1984 Act shall be treated as if he was appointed to act as a traffic officer under this section on that date.

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