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Road Transport (Pedestrian Zebra Crossing) Regulations (Statutory Instrument 42 of 1982)

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This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 01 Aug 2016.

Seychelles

Road Transport Act

Road Transport (Pedestrian Zebra Crossing) Regulations

Statutory Instrument 42 of 1982

  • Commenced on 19 July 1982

  • [This is the version of this document at 1 August 2016.]


[SI 42 of 1982]


1. Citation

These regulations may be cited as the Road Transport (Pedestrian Zebra Crossing) Regulations.

2. Interpretation

In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—give-way line” means a give-way line in a zebra controlled area as defined in Paragraph 4(1)(a) of the Schedule;pedestrian” means foot passenger;vehicle” includes any part of a vehicle;zebra crossing” or “crossing” means a crossing for pedestrian established on a road under section 23 of the Act;zebra controlled area” means an area in the vicinity of a zebra crossing marked in accordance with the Schedule.

3. Indication and marking of Crossing etc.

A zebra crossing and its limits and any zebra controlled area in the vicinity of a zebra crossing shall be indicated in accordance with the Schedule.

4. Pedestrian have precedence on crossing

(1)Where a pedestrian is on the road within the limits of a zebra crossing before a vehicle comes within those limits the driver of the vehicle shall give precedence to the pedestrian by stopping at or before the give-way line, or when there is no give-way line, the solid white line indicating the limit of the crossing.
(2)For the purpose of this regulation, where there is a street refuge or central reservation on the zebra crossing, the parts of the zebra crossing on either side of that street refuge or central reservation shall each be treated as a separate zebra crossing.

5. No stopping on crossing

The driver of a vehicle shall not cause the vehicle to stop within the limits of a zebra crossing unless either—

(a)he is prevented from proceeding by circumstances beyond his control; or
(b)it is necessary for him to stop in order to avoid an accident.

6. Pedestrians to cross with reasonable speed

No pedestrian shall remain on the road within the limits of a zebra crossing longer than is necessary for the purpose of passing over the zebra crossing with reasonable speed.

7. No overtaking, stopping or parking on zebra crossing or controlled area

(1)While a vehicle is on a zebra crossing or in a zebra controlled area, the driver shall not cause the vehicle to overtake another vehicle which is moving or which has stopped to give precedence to a pedestrian on the zebra crossing.
(2)Except to give precedence to a pedestrian on a zebra crossing, no person shall stop a vehicle or cause a vehicle to be stopped in a zebra controlled area.
(3)No person shall park a vehicle or cause a vehicle to be parked in a zebra controlled area.
(4)For the purpose of this regulation, a vehicle is deemed to overtake another vehicle if the foremost part of the vehicle passes ahead of the foremost part of the vehicle.

8. Pedestrians not to use zebra controlled area etc.

(1)Where a zebra controlled area is established, no pedestrian shall enter, be in or cross the road in the zebra controlled area.
(2)Where no zebra controlled area is established, no pedestrian shall cross the road within 15 metres of the limit of a zebra crossing except within the limits of the crossing.

9. Ambulance, fire brigade and vehicles

(1)These regulations do not apply to any vehicle on an occasion when it is being used for ambulance, fire brigade or police purposes if the observance of these regulations would be likely to hinder the use of the vehicle for the purpose for which it is being used on that occasion.
(2)Nothing in sub-regulation (1) authorises a person to use a vehicle for ambulance, fire brigade or police purposes in contravention of the Act or any other statutory instrument made under the Act.

10. Offences

A person who contravenes Regulation 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 is guilty of an offence punishable in terms of section 24(2) of the Act.


Schedule (Regulation 3)

Indication of zebra crossing and zebra controlled area


1.Limits of zebra crossingThe limit of a zebra crossing shall be indicated by a solid white line painted across the road on each side of the crossing in accordance with the diagram annexed to this Schedule.
2.Stripes of zebra crossing
(1)The road shall be marked within the limits of a zebra crossing with a pattern of alternate black and white stripes (leaving a gap of not less than 200mm from the line painted in terms of paragraph 1, as shown in the diagram).
(2)Where the colour of the road surface provides a reasonable contrast with the colour of white, that surface may itself be used as stripes which would otherwise have to be black.
(3)Sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) are complied with if a zebra crossing is only marked in accordance with those sub-paragraphs, even if one or more stripes are not so marked or are imperfect or discoloured, so long as the general appearance of the pattern of stripes is not materially impaired.
3.Lighting of zebra crossing
(1)A lamp (showing a white light) may be provided to give a better indication of a pedestrian on, at or near a zebra crossing at night.
(2)A lamp provided under sub-paragraph (1) shall be arranged so that—
(a)the lowest part is not less than two metres above the surface of the ground in the immediate vicinity; and
(b)the source of illumination is not visible to drivers of approaching vehicles.
4.Zebra controlled area
(1)Where a zebra controlled area is established it shall be indicated, in accordance with the diagram annexed to this Schedule, by—
(a)a give-way line, being a white broken line one metre from and parallel to the solid white line indicating the limit of the crossing; and
(b)white zig-zag lines running generally parallel to the edge of the road; and
(c)a white terminal line marking the ends of the zig-zag lines.
(2)A zebra controlled area extends along the road from the limit of the zebra crossing to the terminal line.
(3)The lines specified in sub-paragraph (1) shall be painted on the road to the dimensions specified in the diagram:Provided that a variation in a dimension of not more than 20 percent of that dimension is permitted.
(4)It is not necessary for the total length of the zig-zag lines or the number of pieces making them up to conform to the diagram, which in this respect is illustrative only and not mandatory.
5.Imperfections etc. in linesA zebra crossing or its limits or a zebra controlled area is deemed to be indicated in accordance with this Schedule, even if any line is imperfect, discoloured or displaced, so long as the general indication of the line is not materially impaired.

Diagram

Zebra crossing and zebra controlled area