Highways (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey Law 2006

Highways (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey) Law 2006

A LAW to further amend the Highways (Jersey) Law 1956.

Adopted by the States                                             1st November 2005

Sanctioned by Order of Her Majesty in Council  14th February 2006

Registered by the Royal Court                                    3rd March 2006

THE STATES, subject to the sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council, have adopted the following Law –

1        Interpretation

In this Law, “the principal Law” means the Highways (Jersey) Law 1956[1].

2        Long title amended

In the long title to the principal Law, for the words “below, or above highways” there shall be substituted the words “, and the removal of accident debris, below or on or above highways; and for related matters”.

3        New Article 5A inserted

After Article 5 of the principal Law there shall be inserted the following Article –

“5A   Clearance of accident debris

(1)     If any debris is deposited below, on or above a highway in consequence of any accident, the highway authority shall remove the debris from the highway.

(2)     Paragraph (1) applies whether or not the accident itself occurs below, on or above the highway.

(3)     If a highway authority removes any debris under paragraph (1), the highway authority may recover the expenses reasonably incurred by it in doing so as a civil debt from any person who causes the accident.

(4)     This Article applies, instead of Articles 1(1) and 45 of the Loi (1914) sur La Voirie,[2] to the removal of debris deposited below, on or above a highway in consequence of any accident.”.

4        Citation and commencement

(1)     This Law may be cited as the Highways (Amendment No. 4) (Jersey Law 2006.

(2)     This Law comes into force on the seventh day after it is registered in the Royal Court.

a.h. harris

Deputy Greffier of the States



[1]                                    chapter 25.150

[2]                                    chapter 25.950

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