Transport (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1971

Penalty for failure to shut gates at certain level crossings.

25.—(1) Where a person fails to shut and fasten the gate at either side of a level crossing or passage to which this section applies, as soon as he and any vehicle or animal under his care has passed through the level crossing or passage, he shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction in respect of every such offence to a fine not exceeding £25.

(2) The Board shall erect a notice at every level crossing or passage to which this section applies warning users that a person failing to shut and fasten either such gate after using the level crossing or passage is liable to prosecution.

(3) This section applies to a level crossing or passage over a railway line of the Board or of the Fishguard Company, other than a level crossing or passage at which attendance is provided by the Board for the purpose of the opening and closing of the gates at the crossing or passage for users thereof.

(4) An offence under this section may be prosecuted by the Board.