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Road Traffic Act 1930

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57Advances from road fund

(1)It is hereby declared that in relation to any roads for the maintenance of which he is responsible, the Minister is a highway authority for the purposes of Part II of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909, and, accordingly, advances out of the Road Fund may be made to the Minister in his capacity of highway authority.

(2)The expression " improvement of roads " in the said Part II shall include the following works, that is to say, the erection, lighting, maintenance, alteration and removal of places of refuge in roads, and the construction, lighting, maintenance, alteration, and removal of subways under roads for the use of foot passengers, and advances may be made out of the Road Fund towards the costs incurred by the council of an urban district in connection with the execution of any such works in a county road.

(3)Advances may be made out of the Road Fund towards the expenses incurred by any highway authority in the erection of weighbridges or other machines for weighing vehicles, or towards any sum paid by a highway authority to a person in consideration of his allowing a weighbridge or other weighing machine to be used for weighing motor vehicles or trailers.

(4)Advances may be made out of the Road Fund towards any expenses incurred by a police authority in the provision and maintenance of vehicles or equipment for use by the police force in connection with the enforcement of this Act.

(5)The provisions of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909, as amended by any subsequent enactment, shall apply in relation to advances made under subsections (3) and (4) of this section as they apply in relation to advances to a highway authority under Part II. of the said Act.

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