Key changes in Traf­fic Law com­ing into ef­fect on Novem­ber 1

The UB Post - - Front Page - By D.BOLDSUKH

The re­vised traf­fic laws ap­proved in Au­gust by Cab­i­net will be com­ing into ef­fect on Novem­ber 1. Au­thor­i­ties made amend­ments to the ex­ist­ing reg­u­la­tion to re­duce traf­fic ac­ci­dents caused by speed­ing, strengthen pro­tec­tion for pedes­tri­ans, pre­vent chil­dren from be­ing in­volved in road ac­ci­dents, and en­sure traf­fic safety for peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties, and re­duce traf­fic con­ges­tion.

Key changes to the laws not only con­cern au­to­mo­biles and driv­ers but pedes­tri­ans also:

» Pedes­tri­ans are pro­hib­ited from talk­ing on the phone, wear­ing head­phones, read­ing news­pa­pers or books, or en­gag­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties which dis­tract from the sur­round­ing en­vi­ron­ment when cross­ing the road.

» Driv­ers must stop at cross­walks for any pedes­tri­ans cross­ing and about to cross.

» Over­tak­ing is pro­hib­ited within res­i­den­tial areas.

» Leav­ing a child un­der the age of seven unat­tended in a ve­hi­cle is pro­hib­ited.

» A car seat must be used for chil­dren un­der the age of 10 de­pend­ing on weight and height.

» A walk­ing stick for a per­son with dis­abil­i­ties must have a safety re­flec­tor.

» An ex­cep­tion has been added to the ar­ti­cle pro­hibit­ing ve­hi­cles from us­ing cer­tain lanes. It now al­lows ve­hi­cles with the hand­i­cap mark­ing. No En­try, No Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles, and Con­trolled Park­ing Zone signs do not ap­ply to ve­hi­cles with hand­i­cap mark­ing.

In ad­di­tion to th­ese changes, a square box has been painted at sev­eral in­ter­sec­tions, which pro­hibit ve­hi­cles from en­ter­ing the in­ter­sec­tion if the road is con­gested.

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