As you are walking along the pedestrian five-foot-ways, your way is suddenly obstructed forcing you to sidestep onto a busy road, with speeding vehicles.
Section 46 I (a) and (b) and Section 47 Clause 3 (a) of the Streets, Drainage and Building Act 1974 states that:
Any person who
(a) builds, erects, sets up or maintains or permits to be built, erected or set up or maintained any wall, fence, rail, post or any accumulation of any substance, or other obstruction in any public place;
(b) without the prior written permission of the local authority covers over or obstructs any open drain, or aqueduct along the side of any street,
shall be guilty of causing an obstruction and may be arrested without warrant by any police officer or any officer or employee of the local authority authorised in writing in that behalf by the local authority and taken before a Magistrate’s Court and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars.