Portable signal lights - Section 146

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(1) Despite subsection 144 (31), during construction or maintenance activities on or adjacent to a highway, a portable lane control signal system may be operated on the highway in accordance with the regulations by the authority having jurisdiction and control of the highway or any person authorized by that authority. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 146 (1).

Green light

(2) A driver or a street car operator approaching a portable lane control signal showing a circular green indication and facing the indication may proceed. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 146 (2).

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(3) Every driver or street car operator approaching a portable lane control signal showing a circular amber indication and facing the indication shall stop his or her vehicle or street car if he or she can do so safely, otherwise he or she may proceed with caution. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 146 (3).

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(4) Every driver or street car operator approaching a portable lane control signal showing a circular red indication and facing the indication shall stop his or her vehicle or street car and shall not proceed until a circular green indication is shown. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 146 (4).

Where to stop


(5) A driver or operator who is required, under this section, to stop his or her vehicle or street car shall do so at a sign or marking on the highway indicating where a stop is to be made or, if there is no such sign or marking, not less than five metres before the nearest portable lane control signal. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 146 (5).

Removing, etc., portable system


(6) No person shall without lawful authority remove, deface or otherwise interfere with a portable lane control signal system. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 146 (6).

Penalty for disobeying red or amber light

(6.1) Every person who contravenes subsection (3) or (4) is guilty of an offence and on conviction is liable to a fine of not less than $150 and not more than $500. 1998, c. 5, s. 27.

Regulations re portable lane control devices


(7) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations,

(a) prescribing standards or specifications for portable lane control signal systems;

(b) prescribing locations where portable lane control signal systems may be erected;

(c) prescribing standards for operating and maintaining portable lane control signal systems. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 146 (7).


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