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PART IICONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND CLASSIFICATION OF ROADS

Construction of roads

Power to conduct experiments

7.—(1) The Department may, either by itself or through any authority or organisation approved by it, conduct experiments or trials—

(a)for the improvement of the construction of roads;

(b)for testing the effect of various classes of vehicles on various types of roads; or

(c)for any other purpose connected with any function of the Department in respect of roads,

and may construct such roads and works, erect such plant and provide such accommodation as may be necessary.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), any person who suffers damage by reason of anything done in the exercise of the powers conferred by this Article shall be entitled to recover compensation from the Department in respect of that damage.

(3) A person shall not be entitled to compensation under paragraph (2) if the damage was caused by his own negligence; and if his own negligence contributed to the damage the compensation shall be reduced accordingly.