Search Legislation

The Zebra Pedestrian Crossings (Amendment) Regulations 1990

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Opening Options

 Help about opening options


This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Statutory Instruments

1990 No. 1828


The “Zebra” Pedestrian Crossings (Amendment) Regulations 1990


1st September 1990

Laid before Parliament

14th September 1990

Coming into force

5th October 1990

The Secretary of State for Transport, the Secretary of State for Scotland and the Secretary of State for Wales—


acting jointly in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 64 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(1), and


acting severally, in relation to England, to Scotland and to Wales respectively, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 25 of that Act and of all other enabling powers,

and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 134(2) of that Act, hereby make the following Regulations:—

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the “Zebra” Pedestrian Crossings (Amendment) Regulations 1990 and shall come into force on 5th October 1990.

2.  The “Zebra” Pedestrian Crossings Regulations 1971(2) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of these Regulations.

3.  In Part II of Schedule 2 after paragraph 3 there shall be added—

4.  Subject to paragraphs 5 and 6, a globe may be fitted with—

(a)a backing board designed to improve the conspicuity of the globe;

(b)a shield designed to prevent or reduce light from the globe shining into adjacent properties; or

(c)such a board and shield.

5.  If a backing board or shield is fitted to a globe it shall—

(a)be firmly secured;

(b)not prevent any driver of a vehicle proceeding towards the zebra crossing in question from seeing the globe; and

(c)not constitute a danger to any user of the road.

6.  Any backing board shall be coloured black and may have a white border.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Christopher Chope

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of Transport

15th August 1990

James Douglas-Hamilton

Secretary of State for Scotland

20th August 1990

David Hunt

Secretary of State for Wales

1st September 1990

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the “Zebra” Pedestrian Crossings Regulations 1971. They make provision to enable “Belisha beacons” to be fitted with backing boards designed to improve the conspicuity of the beacon and shields designed to prevent or reduce light shining from the globe into adjacent properties. Such boards or shields must be firmly secured, must not prevent drivers from seeing the beacon and must not constitute a danger to road users.


1984 c. 27. For the meaning of “Ministers” in section 64(1)(a), see section 142(1).


S.I. 1971/1524.

Back to top


Print Options


Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.


Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources