The school street entered into the traffic regulations

The law of September 2, 2018 introduces the concept of a 'school street' into the traffic regulations.

A school street is defined as a public road near an educational institution where a movable barrier is temporarily placed at the entrances during certain hours, with the traffic sign C3 equipped with an additional sign indicating 'school street' (Article 2.68 of the Royal Decree of December 1, 1975, on the general regulations on the police of road traffic and the use of public roads).

Article 22undecies is added to the Road Code.

Article 22undecies Traffic Regulations stipulates:

"Traffic in school streets

In the school streets, the public road is reserved for pedestrians and cyclists.

Only drivers of motor vehicles who live in the street or whose garage is located in that street, as well as priority vehicles as referred to in Article 37, when the nature of their mission justifies it, and vehicles with a permit issued by the road manager, have access to the school street.

Drivers driving in the school street must do so at walking pace; they must keep the way clear for pedestrians and cyclists, give them priority, and stop if necessary. Drivers of motorized vehicles must not endanger or obstruct pedestrians and cyclists.'

The King may repeal, supplement, modify, or replace the aforementioned provisions.

A school street can be recognized by the following traffic sign:

 

 

Source:Law of September 2, 2018, amending the Royal Decree of December 1, 1975, on the general regulations on the police of road traffic and the use of public roads concerning the introduction of the school street (B.S. 10/10/2018); effective from 20/10/2018.

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