Road Transport (Bus Stops) Regulations

Road Transport Act

Road Transport (Bus Stops) Regulations

Statutory Instrument 42 of 1967

  • Commenced on 10 July 1967
  • [This is the version of this document at 1 August 2016.]
[SI 42 of 1967; 90 of 1968; 64 of 1970; 95 of 1975; 104 of 1975]

1. Citation

These regulations may be cited as the Road Transport (Bus Stops) Regulations.

2. Interpretation

In these regulations unless the context otherwise requires—bus stop” means a place on the road designated as provided in regulation 3 where omnibuses may stop for the purpose of allowing persons to board them or to alight therefrom;omnibus” means a public vehicle authorised to carry more than five passengers for separate fares;Victoria” means the Town of Victoria as defined in the First Schedule to the Town of Victoria (Boundaries and Divisions) Act.

3. Bus stops by whom and how designated

(1)The Public Works Manager shall designate the places where omnibuses may stop on a road for the purpose of allowing persons to board them or to alight therefrom, by means of signs bearing the words “BUS STOP” which shall be erected on or near the road.
(2)"Bus Stop" signs which were erected before the coming into force of these regulations shall be deemed to have been erected under the authority of this regulation.
(3)All "Bus Stop" signs shall be deemed to have been lawfully erected until the contrary be proved.

4. Stopping of buses; boarding and alighting therefrom

(1)No driver of any omnibus shall stop such omnibus on a road for the purpose of taking up or setting down passengers except at a bus stop.
(2)No person shall take hold of, board, enter, climb on or alight from any omnibus except when such omnibus is stationary at a parking place designated for omnibuses or at a bus stop.
(3)Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of this regulation shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to the penalties prescribed under section 24(2) of the Road Transport Act.

5. Application of regulation 4

Regulation 4 shall apply only to the following roads of regulation of Mahé—
(a)All the roads of Victoria;
(b)The main road linking Victoria, Beau Vallon, Glacis, Machabee, Anse Etoile, Pointe Conan and Victoria, and the branch road ending at Bel Ombre;
(c)The main road linking Victoria, Cascade, Anse aux Pins and Anse Royale.
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History of this document

10 July 1967