Road Transport (School Crossings) Regulations

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Seychelles
Road Transport Act

Road Transport (School Crossings) Regulations

Statutory Instrument 71 of 1992

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  • [This is the version of this document at 1 August 2016.]
[SI 71 of 1992]

1. Citation

These Regulations may be cited as the Road Transport (School Crossings) Regulations.

2. Interpretation

In these Regulations—school” means an institution from which regular instruction is given to children attending it; andschool crossing” means a crossing for school children established on a road in the vicinity of a school under section 23 of the Act.

3. School crossing

(1)A school crossing and its limits shall be indicated by solid white lines painted across a road on each side of the crossing in accordance with the diagram depicted in the Schedule.
(2)A school crossing is deemed to be indicated in accordance with subregulation (1) even if any line painted across the road is imperfect, discoloured or displaced so long as the general indication of the line is not materially impaired.

4. School wardens

(1)The Minister, in consultation with the Minister responsible for Education, may appoint school wardens for regulating the movement of traffic and pedestrians on a road at or in the vicinity of a school crossing.
(2)A school warden appointed under subregulation (1) shall have the power by exhibiting a sign depicted in the Schedule to require—
(a)a person driving or moving a vehicle on a road at or in the vicinity of a school crossing to stop it; and
(b)a pedestrian at or in the vicinity of a school crossing to stop.
(3)A school warden shall, while discharging his functions under subregulation (2), be dressed in such uniform as may be approved by the Minister.

5. Illness or temporary absence of school warden

Where a school warden appointed under regulation 4 is ill or is for any reason unable to perform his functions, those functions may, until the school warden resumes the functions of his office, be performed by a person designated by the Road Transport Commissioner and the person so designated shall, while performing those functions, have the same powers of a school warden.

6. Offence

(1)Where a person has been required to stop a vehicle in accordance with regulation 4(2)(a)—
(a)he shall cause the vehicle to stop before reaching the school crossing; and
(b)the vehicle shall not be put in motion again so long as the sign depicted in the Schedule continue to be exhibited.
(2)Where a pedestrian has been required to stop in accordance with regulation 4(2)(b), he shall not enter the school crossing or cross the road at or in the vicinity of the school crossing so long as the sign depicted in the Schedule continue to be exhibited.
(3)A person who fails to comply with sub regulation (1)(a) or sub regulation (1)(b) or sub regulation (2) is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of R10,000 and to imprisonment for two years.

Schedule

School crossing

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