(1) No person shall operate an
animal-drawn vehicle on a public road unless the name and address of the owner
thereof is affixed or painted in a conspicuous position on the left side of
such vehicle in letters not less than 25 millimetres high: Provided that
nothing herein contained shall apply in respect of a vehicle used solely for
the conveyance of persons otherwise than for hire or reward.
(2) No person shall operate an
animal-drawn vehicle on a public road unless the vehicle and the harness and
other equipment thereof are in an efficient and safe condition.
(3) The owner of an animal-drawn
vehicle shall not cause or permit such vehicle to be used on a public road by
any person who is not competent whether by reason of his or her age or
otherwise to drive and control such vehicle.
(4) The driver of an animal-drawn
vehicle on a public road shall at all times give his or her undivided attention
to the driving of the vehicle under his or her control, and if the vehicle is
standing on a public road, the driver shall not cease to retain control over
every animal which is still harnessed to the vehicle, unless some other person
competent to do so takes charge of every such animal, or every such animal is
so fastened that it cannot move from the place where it has been left.
(5) No person shall operate on a
public road a vehicle drawn by a team of animals not controlled by reins,
unless there is a person leading the team and exercising control over such
(6) The driver or other person in
charge of a vehicle drawn by any animal shall not, on a public road outside an
urban area, permit such vehicle to follow any other vehicle similarly drawn at
a distance of less than 150 metres calculated from the foremost animal of such
first-mentioned vehicle, except for the purpose of overtaking a vehicle
travelling at a slower speed or when a vehicle travelling at a greater speed,
having overtaken such vehicle, is drawing away from it.
Pedestrian's right of way in
(1) Where a pedestrian crossing is
situated in conjunction with a traffic signal, a pedestrian shall not enter
such crossing except in accordance with the indications of traffic signal.
(2) The driver of a vehicle shall
yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield to a
pedestrian crossing the roadway within a pedestrian crossing when the
pedestrian is upon that half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is
travelling, or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite
half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(3) No pedestrian shall suddenly
enter a pedestrian crossing and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is
so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
(4) Whenever any vehicle is stopped
at a pedestrian crossing to permit pedestrians to cross the roadway, the driver
of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not pass such stopped
The “Red man” or light show the pedestrian that it is not safe to cross the road
at the current intersection. The pedestrian must wait on the side walk until
such time as the “green man” or light is showen. Pedestrians that are currently
on the crossing must cross as soon as they can.
If any animals are seen to cross the road and only continue to move when
the animals have crossed safely.
Duties of pedestrians
(1) Whenever a sidewalk or footpath
abuts on the roadway of a public road, a pedestrian shall not walk on such
roadway except for the purpose of crossing from one side of such roadway to the
other or for some other sufficient reason.
(2) A pedestrian on a public road
which has no sidewalk or footpath abutting on the roadway, shall walk as near
as is practicable to the edge of the roadway on his or her right-hand side so
as to face oncoming traffic on such roadway, except where the presence of
pedestrians on the roadway is prohibited by a prescribed road traffic sign.
(3) No pedestrian shall cross a
public road without satisfying himself or herself that the roadway is
sufficiently free from oncoming traffic to permit him or her to cross the road
(4) A pedestrian, when crossing a
public road by means of a pedestrian crossing or in any other manner, shall not
linger on such road but shall proceed with due despatch.
(5) No pedestrian on a public road
shall conduct himself or herself in such a manner as to or as is likely to
constitute a source of danger to himself or herself or to other traffic which
is or may be on such road.
(6) A pedestrian may cross a public
road only at a pedestrian crossing or an intersection or at a distance further
than 50 metres from such pedestrian crossing or intersection.
Hindering or obstructing traffic on public road
(1) No person shall willfully or
unnecessarily prevent, hinder or interrupt the free and proper passage of
traffic on a public road.
(2) Subject to the provisions of the
Act or any other law, no person shall place or abandon or cause to be placed or
abandoned on a public road any object that may endanger or cause damage to
traffic on such road