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(1)Chapter I applies in relation to Crown roads (within the meaning of section 131 of the M1Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) as in relation to other roads.
(2)The provisions of this Part and of regulations and schemes under it bind the Crown.
(3)No contravention by the Crown of any of those provisions makes the Crown criminally liable; but—
(a)the High Court may, on the application of a charging authority, declare unlawful any act or omission of the Crown which constitutes such a contravention, and
(b)(subject to subsection (4)) those provisions apply to motor vehicles or persons in the public service of the Crown as they apply to other motor vehicles or persons.
(4)No power of entry conferred by—
(a)regulations made under section 174(2), or
(b)section 190(1) or (2),
is exercisable in relation to any motor vehicle in the public service of the Crown or any premises held or used by or on behalf of the Crown.
(5)Nothing in this section affects Her Majesty in her private capacity; and this subsection shall be construed as if section 38(3) of the M2Crown Proceedings Act 1947 (interpretation of references in that Act to Her Majesty in her private capacity) were contained in this Act.
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