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Statutes of Newfoundland and Labrador 2014


CHAPTER 24

AN ACT TO AMEND THE
HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT

(Assented to December 16, 2014)

Analysis


        1.   S.100 Amdt.
Driving to left of center line

        2.   S.100.1 Added
Roundabouts

        3.   Sch. Amdt.

        4.   Commencement


Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor and House of Assembly in Legislative Session convened, as follows:

RSNL1990 cH-3
as amended

        1. Section 100 of the Highway Traffic Act is amended by repealing subsection (3).

 

        2. The Act is amended by adding immediately after section 100 the following:

Roundabouts

100.1 (1) The driver of a vehicle entering a roadway in or around a roundabout shall yield the right-of-way to traffic in the roadway.

             (2)  A driver of a vehicle in a roadway in or around a roundabout shall drive to the right of the centre of the roundabout except where a traffic control device giving other directions is displayed.

             (3)  A driver of a vehicle in a roadway in or around a roundabout shall yield the right-of-way to traffic travelling in or around the roundabout to the left of the driver's vehicle except where a traffic control device giving other directions is displayed.

             (4)  In this section, "roundabout" includes a rotary traffic island and a traffic circle.

 

        3. (1) The Schedule to the Act is amended by deleting the offence and penalty provisions relating to subsection 100(3) of the Act.

             (2)  The Schedule to the Act is amended by adding immediately after the offence and penalty provisions relating to subsection 100(2) of the Act the following:

100.1(1)

Failure to yield right-of-way entering roundabout

400

100

14 days

2 days

100.1(2)

Failure to drive to right of centre of roundabout

400

100

14 days

2 days

100.1(3)

Failure to yield right-of-way in roundabout to traffic travelling to left of driver’s vehicle

400

100

14 days

2 days

Commencement

        4. This Act comes into force on January 1, 2015.