Control of Movement of Pedestrians on Roads Regulations

Statutory Instrument 63 of 1970

Road Transport Act

Control of Movement of Pedestrians on Roads Regulations

Statutory Instrument 63 of 1970

  • Commenced on 6 July 1970
  • [This is the version of this document at 1 August 2016.]
[SI 63 of 1970; 67 of 1970]

1. Citation

These regulations may be cited as the Control of Movement of Pedestrians on Roads Regulations.

2. Definitions

In these regulations—bus” means a public vehicle authorised to carry more than five passengers for separate fares;crossing” means a pedestrian crossing established on any road in accordance with the provisions of section 23 of the Road Transport Act;procession” means—(a)a parade or march of any of the armed forces of the Republic, of the police or of any recognized corps as defined in section 2 of the Public Order Act;(b)a marriage or funeral procession;(c)a public procession taking place under a permit issued by the Commissioner of Police under section 3 of the Public Order Act;road accident” means an accident on a road involving a pedestrian or one or more vehicles.

3. Pedestrians to walk on pavements, foot paths and side walks

(1)No person shall walk along the road where there is a pavement, foot-path or side walk along such road which may be used by that person for walking.
(2)This regulation shall not apply to persons walking along a road in a procession.

4. Pedestrians not to walk more than two abreast on any road

Where there is no pavement, foot-path or side walk along a road, no pedestrian shall walk along the road abreast of two or more other persons.

5. Pedestrians not to cause obstruction or act or walk negligently on roads

A pedestrian on a road shall not—
(a)wilfully cause unreasonable obstruction to vehicular traffic; or
(b)act or walk negligently, or in such a way that a road accident is caused or is likely to be caused thereby.

6. Pedestrian not to walk on off-side of bus

No person shall walk or be on the road on the offside of a bus whether for the purpose of paying a passenger‘s fare to the driver of the bus or for any other purpose.

7. Offences

Any person who contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of regulation 3, 4, 5 and 6 is guilty of an offence and is liable to the penalties provided under section 24(2) of the Road Transport Act.
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History of this document

01 August 2016 this version
06 July 1970