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Amendments to the Railways and Transport Safety Bill

Railways and Transport Safety Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 1

 

THE LORD FAULKNER OF WORCESTER

Page 1, leave out lines 6 and 7 and insert—
  ""railway" means a system of transport employing parallel rails which—
(a)  provide support and guidance of vehicles carried on flanged wheels, and
(b)  form a track which either is of a gauge of at least 350 millimetres or crosses a carriageway (whether or not on the same level),
 but does not include a tramway;
 "street" means any, or any combination, of the following—
(a)  a highway within the meaning of section 328 of the Highways Act 1980 (c. 66) (interpretation),
(b)  a bridleway, carriageway, cycle track, footpath or footway as respectively defined in section 329(1) of that Act (further provisions as to interpretation),
(c)  land on the verge of a carriageway or between two carriageways,
(d)  land laid out as a way whether it is for the time being formed as a way or not, and
(e)  any other place to which the public has access (including access only on making payment);
 "tramway" means a system of transport used wholly or mainly for the carriage of passengers employing rails which provide support and guidance for vehicles carried on flanged wheels and in respect of which—
(a)  the rails are laid wholly or partly along a street, and
(b)  over the whole or part of the system the permitted speed of vehicles operating on it is limited to that which enables the driver of any such vehicle to stop it within the distance he can see to be clear ahead.""
 

Clause 73

 

THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY

Page 30, line 40, leave out subsection (4)
 

Clause 77

 

THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
THE LORD LUKE

Page 33, line 7, after "fishing vessel" insert "or on a vessel with a crew of three or less"
 

Clause 104

 

THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY

Page 47, line 4, at end insert—
"(   )  In section 82 of that Act (general provisions)—
(a)  in subsection (3)(b) after "which" insert "(unless subsection (4) applies)", and
(b)  after subsection (3) insert—
    "(4)  The first regulations under section 43A(1) shall not be made unless a draft has been laid before and approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.""
 

After Clause 107

 

THE LORD FAULKNER OF WORCESTER

Insert the following new Clause—
"Driving while using mobile telephone etc.
(1)  The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (S.I. 1986/1078) are amended as follows.
(2)  After Regulation 109 there is inserted—
      "Mobile Telephones
    110  No person shall drive, or cause or permit to be driven, a motor vehicle on a road, if the driver is using a hand-held mobile telephone or similar device.""

 
 
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