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TRAFFIC ACT 1925 - SECT 59

Traffic signs

(1)  The Commission may issue directions for the use of traffic signs –
(a) on or near public streets; and
(b) on or in vehicles on public streets.
(1A)  A direction referred to in subsection (1) may be given to any of the following:
(a) a highway authority;
(b) a prescribed authority;
(c) any other person or class of persons.
(1B)  A person referred to in subsection (1A) must comply with a direction issued by the Commission.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(2)  The Commission may cause prescribed traffic signs to be made and supplied to an authority or person referred to in subsection (1A) .
(3)  An authority or person referred to in subsection (1A) shall cause all traffic signs supplied to it by the Commission to be used in conformity with the Commission's directions, and shall provide all such posts, holders, and appliances as may be necessary for that purpose.
(4)  Except as hereinbefore provided, no traffic sign shall be placed on or near any public street or placed on or in any vehicle on any public street.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units.
(5)  In any case where any traffic sign or object, so nearly resembling a traffic sign as to be calculated to be mistaken for a traffic sign or to mislead, is on any land in proximity to a public street or is on or in any vehicle on or near any public street, the highway authority may require the owner of such land or vehicle to remove such sign or object forthwith.
(6)  If such owner as aforesaid fails to comply with such requirement within a reasonable time, the highway authority may enter upon such land or enter into such vehicle and may cause such removal to be effected (doing as little damage therein as may be), and may recover the cost of such removal from such owner.
(7)  In any case where the Commission directs, the highway authority shall proceed as provided by subsections (5) and (6) , and in default thereof the Commission may exercise the powers thereby conferred on the highway authority.
(8)  For the purposes of this section the expression traffic sign means any signal, warning, sign-post, direction post, or other device for the guidance or direction of traffic on public streets or for the giving of information to persons driving on or using public streets; and highway authority means the person responsible for the maintenance of the public street in relation to which the expression applies.



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