(Per Press Association.)
WELLINGTON, February 5
New regulations governing > tlie use of level railway crossings by vehicles, etc., are published in the "Gazette" to-night, and come into force. immediately. The following is the schedule of the by-laws: —
1. No person shall drive, or attempt to drive, any vehicle, other than a motor vehicle, or any animal, on any part of a public road where the same crosses over or upon a railway on the same level, otherwise than at a walking pace, and every person shall, before crossing the lines of rail, comply with the directions upon the notice boards, "Stop, look out for the engine." 2. No person'in charge of a motor vehicle, or driving a motor vehicle, on or along any road or street, shall approach a railway level crossing within ' 100 yards of such crossing without slackening speed to a rate not exceeding 10 miles an hour,'and every person in charge of, or driving a motor vehicle shall stop - before coming in contact with thd railway line; and shall keep a vigilant- look-out for approach-! ing trains, and shall not; attempt to cross the railway line unless the line is clear. 3. No person in charge of a motor vehicle, or driving a motor vehicle, on or along any road or street, shall cross j over any railway level crossing at a greater speed than 10 miles an hour. The penalty for breaches-is a fine noti exceeding £10, or, in the case, of a breach by a person employed on or about the railway, £1 for each offence.
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LEVEL CROSSINGS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914
LEVEL CROSSINGS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8787, 6 February 1914
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