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Vol 22 No 4 April/May 2017

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Street Use and the Law

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ISBN13: 9780721916804
ISBN: 0721916805
Published: June 2006
Publisher: Shaw & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £31.00

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Drivers, pedestrians, contractors, cylists, dog owners - all of these people use our roads and pavements every day. With so much going on on our streets, it is little surprise that there are areas of contention arising from their usage. What laws apply if fairground attractions obstruct traffic; if a dangerous dog is allowed to roam the streets without a muzzle; if a drain overflowing has led to dangerous amounts of surface water?

This book describes those laws that come into force on a daily basis on UK streets, particularly busy roads in urban centres, and considers numerous types of potential danger and public nuisance. For ease of use, each topic is listed alphabetically, and a comprehensive index further enables easy location of the appropriate legislation. Dangers and problems on our streets covered by this book include:-

  • ice and snow,
  • anti-social behaviour,
  • litter,
  • noise pollution,
  • pavements and footways,
  • trees,
  • scaffolding,
  • drunkenness
  • dog control.
Each topic points to the parts of Acts which are appropriate to the topic, and summarises effectively what the law states under each relevant Act. This book also investigates where liability falls, especially with relation to local authorities, and explores the duties of local authorities in ensuring the wellbeing and safety of all road users. Lawyers will find this an invaluable ready-reference guide when dealing with personal injury and nuisance claims.

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Local Government Law, Property Law
Abandoned Vehicles
Alcohol Consumption in Public Places and Drunkenness
Anti-Social Behaviour
Betting and Gaming
Bus Shelters
Closed Circuit Television and Speed Cameras
Community Support Officer
Deliveries of Goods
Disabled Persons
Diversions and Street Closures
Dog Control and Dog Fouling
Drainage of Highways
Evacuations and Deposit of Material in Streets
Gates, Walls & Fences
Ice and Snow
Invalid Carriages
Licensed Premises
Pavements and Footways
Processions and Assemblies
Public Conveniences
Road Humps and Other Traffic Calming Measures
Road Traffic Regulation
Ropes and Wires
Skateboarding and Roller-Skating
Statutory Nuisances
Street Collections
Street Trading
Street Works
Tramways, Trolley Vehicle Systems and Guided Transport Systems
Further Reading;