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Railway Safety Act

Version of section 23.1 from 2002-12-31 to 2015-06-17:

Marginal note:Use of whistles

  •  (1) No person shall use the whistle on any railway equipment in an area within a municipality if

    • (a) the area meets the requirements prescribed for the purposes of this section; and

    • (b) the government of the municipality by resolution declares that it agrees that such whistles should not be used in that area and has, before passing the resolution,

      • (i) consulted the railway company that operates the relevant line of railway,

      • (ii) notified each relevant association or organization, and

      • (iii) given public notice of its intention to pass the resolution.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial decision

    (2) The Minister may decide whether the area meets the prescribed requirements and the Minister’s decision is final.

  • Marginal note:Exceptions

    (3) Despite subsection (1), the whistle may be used if

    • (a) there is an emergency;

    • (b) any rules in force under section 19 or 20 require its use; or

    • (c) a railway safety inspector orders its use under section 31.

  • 1999, c. 9, s. 18

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