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23 [F1 Powers of strategic highways companies and local traffic authorities with respect to pedestrian crossings]E+W+S

F2 [( 1 )A [F3strategic highways company or a] local traffic authority may establish crossings for pedestrians on roads for which they are the traffic authority, and may alter or remove any such crossings.

The crossings shall be indicated in the manner prescribed by regulations under section 25 of this Act.]

(2)Before establishing, altering, or removing a crossing a [F3strategic highways company or a] [F4local traffic authority]

(a)shall consult the chief officer of police about their proposal to do so; [F5and]

(b)shall give public notice of that proposal; F6...

F6(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(3)It shall be the duty of a [F3strategic highways company or a ] [F4local traffic authority] to execute any works (including the placing, erection, maintenance, alteration and removal of marks and traffic signs) required—

(a)in connection with the establishment, alteration or removal of crossings in accordance with regulations having effect under section 25 of this Act, or

(b)in connection with the indication of crossings in accordance with such regulations.

F7(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F8(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F2S. 23(1) substituted (1.11.1991) by New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22, SIF 59, 108), s. 168(1), Sch. 8 para. 35(2); which substitution is in force for Scotland only by S.I. 1991/2286, art. 2(2), Sch.2. and for England and Wales only by S.I. 1991/2288, art. 3,Sch.

F4Words in s. 23(2)(3) substituted (1.11.1991) by New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22, SIF 59, 108), s. 168(1), Sch. 8 para. 35(3); which substitution is in force for Scotland only by S.I. 1991/2286, art. 2(2), Sch.2, and for England and Wales only by S.I. 1991/2288, art. 3,Sch.

F5Word in s. 23(2)(a) inserted (S.) (10.10.2005) by Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp. 12), ss. 44(a), 54(2); S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2

F6S. 23(2)(c) and preceding word repealed (S.) (10.10.2005) by virtue of Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp. 12), ss. 44(b), 54(2); S.S.I. 2005/454, art. 2, Sch. 2; and omitted (E.W.S) (26.5.2015) by virtue of Deregulation Act 2015 (c. 20), s. 115(3)(o), Sch. 10 para. 23(a)

F8S. 23(5) repealed (1.11.1991) by New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22, SIF 59, 108), s. 168(1)(2), Sch. 8 para. 23(5), Sch.9; which substitution is in force for Scotland only by S.I. 1991/2286, art. 2(2), Sch.2, and for England and Wales only by S.I. 1991/2288, art. 3,Sch.

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1S. 23: transfer of functions (E.W.) (1.4.2011) by The Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/908), arts. 1, 8(1)(b)

24 Pedestrian crossings on [F9other] roads.E+W+S

[F10The [F11national authority] shall establish on roads for which [F12 the national authority] is the traffic authority such crossings] for pedestrians as [F12 the national authority] considers necessary, [F10and execute] any works (including the placing, erection, maintenance, alteration and removal of marks and traffic signs) required in connection with the establishment of those crossings.

Textual Amendments

F9Word in s. 24 heading substituted (5.3.2015) by Infrastructure Act 2015 (c. 7), s. 57(1), Sch. 1 para. 79; S.I. 2015/481, reg. 2(a)

F10Words in s. 24 substituted (1.11.1991) by New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22, SIF 59, 108), s. 168(1), Sch. 8 para.36; which substitution is in force for Scotland only by S.I. 1991/2286, art. 2(2), Sch. 2, and for England and Wales only by S.I. 1991/2288, art. 3,Sch.

F11Words in s. 24 substituted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), s. 72(7), Sch. 2 para. 5(a)

F12Words in s. 24 substituted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), s. 72(7), Sch. 2 para. 5(b)

25 Pedestrian crossing regulations.E+W+S

(1)The [F13relevant authority] may make regulations with respect to the precedence of vehicles and pedestrians respectively, and generally with respect to the movement of traffic (including pedestrians), at and in the vicinity of crossings.

(2)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) above, regulations under that subsection may be made—

(a)prohibiting pedestrian traffic on the carriageway within 100 yards of a crossing, and

(b)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 in relation to traffic which is controlled by the police, and by traffic signals, and by different kinds of traffic signals, and traffic 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 guilty of an offence.

(6)In this section “crossing” means a crossing for pedestrians established—

(a)by a local authority under section 23 of this Act, or

(b)by the [F14national authority] in the discharge of the duty imposed on [F15the national authority] by section 24 of this Act,

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 the provisions of a regulation having effect as respects a crossing, the crossing shall be deemed to be so established and indicated unless the contrary is proved.

[F16(7)In this section “"relevant authority”” means—

(a)in relation to a function so far as exercisable within devolved competence, within the meaning of the Scotland Act 1998, means the Scottish Ministers;

(b)in relation to a function so far as exercisable within devolved competence, within the meaning given by section 58A(7) and (8) of the Government of Wales Act 2006, means the Welsh Ministers;

(c)otherwise, means the Secretary of State.]

Textual Amendments

F14Words in s. 25(6)(b) substituted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), s. 72(7), Sch. 2 para. 6(a)

F15Words in s. 25(6)(b) substituted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), s. 72(7), Sch. 2 para. 6(b)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C3S. 25(1) amended (1.7.1999) by S.I. 1999/1750, art. 4 Sch. 3; S.I. 1998/3178, art. 3

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