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Road Traffic (Lighting) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2020

Made                                                                                                19th October 2020

Coming into force                                                                        26th October 2020

THE MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE makes this Order under Articles 80 and 84 of the Road Traffic (Jersey) Law 1956[1] –

1        Interpretation

In this Order, “principal Order” means the Road Traffic (Lighting) (Jersey) Order 1998[2].

2        Article 13 (lamps to show a steady light) amended

After Article 13(2)(f) of the principal Order there is inserted –

“(g)    a front or rear position lamp capable of emitting a flashing light (whether or not it is also capable of emitting a steady light) fitted to –

(i)      a pedal cycle, or

(ii)      a trailer drawn by, or a sidecar attached to, a pedal cycle.

(3)     In the case of a front position lamp referred to in paragraph (2)(g) which is required to be fitted under Article 19, it must be capable, when emitting a flashing light, of emitting a flashing light to the front of the pedal cycle, trailer or sidecar (as the case may be) of an intensity of not less than 4 candelas.

(4)     In the case of a rear position lamp referred to in paragraph (2)(g) which is required to be fitted under Article 19, it must be capable, when emitting a flashing light, of emitting a flashing light to the rear of the pedal cycle, trailer or sidecar (as the case may be) of an intensity of not less than 4 candelas.”.

3        Article 19 (obligatory lamps, reflectors, rear markings and devices) amended

In Article 19 of the principal Order –

(a)     in paragraph (1) after “paragraph (2),” there is inserted “(2A) and (2B),”;

(b)     after paragraph (2) there is inserted –

“(2A) Except in the case of a lamp which is also capable of emitting a steady light, the requirements specified in paragraph 5(c) and (d) in the Table in Part 1 of Schedule 2 do not apply in the case of a front position lamp which is capable of emitting a flashing light fitted to –

(a)     a pedal cycle; or

(b)     a trailer drawn by, or a sidecar attached to, a pedal cycle.

(2B)   Except in the case of a lamp which is also capable of emitting a steady light, the requirements specified in paragraph 5(d) and (e) in the Table in Part 1 of Schedule 10 do not apply in the case of a rear position lamp capable of emitting a flashing light fitted to –

(a)     a pedal cycle; or

(b)     a trailer drawn by, or a sidecar attached to, a pedal cycle.”.

4        Schedule 2 (front position lamps) amended

In the Table in Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the principal Order, after paragraph 12(b) there is inserted –

“(c)    in the case of a front position lamp capable of emitting a flashing light fitted to –

(i)      a pedal cycle, or

(ii)      a trailer drawn by, or a sidecar attached to, a pedal cycle,

the light shown by the lamp when flashing must be displayed not less than 60 nor more than 240 equal times per minute and the intervals between each display of lights must be constant.”.

5        Schedule 10 (rear position lamps) amended

In the Table in Part 1 of Schedule 10 to the principal Order, in paragraph 12 –

(a)     the existing text after “Other requirements –” is numbered sub-paragraph (a);

(b)     after sub-paragraph (a) there is inserted –

“(b)    in the case of a rear position lamp capable of emitting a flashing light fitted to –

(i)      a pedal cycle, or

(ii)      a trailer drawn by, or a sidecar attached to, a pedal cycle,

the light shown by the lamp when flashing must be displayed not less than 60 nor more than 240 equal times per minute and the intervals between each display of lights must be constant.”.

6        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic (Lighting) (Amendment) (Jersey) Order 2020 and comes into force 7 days after the day it is made.

Deputy K.C. Lewis of St. Saviour

Minister for Infrastructure




[1]                                     chapter 25.550

[2]                                     chapter 25.550.28


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