Signs and Signals
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Failure to comply with a traffic sign or signal can lead to prosecution.
There are also special provisions relating to directions given by Traffic Wardens or Police Officers. In particular, a police officer in uniform is entitled under s.163 Road Traffic Act 1988 to stop any vehicle (including a cycle). Failure to comply with the direction to stop is an offence which attracts 3 penalty points.
Both Traffic Wardens and the Police have the power to regulate traffic under s.35 of the 1988 Act. Failure to stop or even keep in a particular line of traffic when requested to do so can be an offence.
The Police also have the power to direct traffic to a Census Point and failure to comply may be an offence.
The comments above are general and should not be taken as a definitive statement of the law or procedure. Expert advice should always be sought on this area. We have not attempted to cover all the obligations or legal requirements that may arise.