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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

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23Pedestrian crossing regulations

(1)The appropriate Minister may make regulations with respect to the precedence of vehicles and foot passengers respectively, and generally with respect to the movement of traffic (including foot passengers), at and in the vicinity of crossings.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, regulations made thereunder may be made prohibiting foot passenger traffic on the carriageway within one hundred yards of a crossing, and with respect to the indication of the limits of a crossing, or of any other matter whatsoever relating to the crossing, by marks or devices on or near the roadway or otherwise, and generally with respect to the erection of traffic signs in connection with a crossing.

(3)Different regulations may be made under this section in relation to different traffic conditions, and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing words, different regulations may be made in relation to crossings in the vicinity of, and at a distance from, a junction of roads, and to traffic which is controlled by the police, and by traffic signals, and by different kinds of traffic signals, and which is not controlled.

(4)Regulations may be made under this section applying only to a particular crossing or particular crossings specified in the regulations.

(5)A person who contravenes any regulations made under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £50.

(6)In this section " crossing" means a crossing for foot passengers established by a local authority in accordance with the provisions for the time being in force of a scheme submitted and approved under section 21 of this Act or by the appropriate Minister in the discharge of the duty imposed on him by section 22 thereof and (in either case) indicated in accordance with the regulations having effect as respects that crossing; and for the purposes of a prosecution for a contravention of any of the provisions of a regulation having effect as respects a crossing the crossing shall be deemed to be established and indicated as aforesaid unless the contrary is proved.

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