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Statutory Instrument 1996 No. 1163

The A4 Trunk Road (Hillingdon) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1996

(The document as of February, 2008. Arhiv.Online Library)

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STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

1996 No. 1163

ROAD TRAFFIC

The A4 Trunk Road (Hillingdon) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1996

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Made24th April 1996
Coming into force29th April 1996

    The Traffic Director for London, in accordance with a direction given to him by the Secretary of State for Transport under section 58(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1991[1] and in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984[2], and of all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following Order:—
    Commencement and citation
        1.    This Order may be cited as the A4 Trunk Road (Hillingdon) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1996, and shall come into force on 29th April 1996.
    Interpretation
        2.    In this Order—
       (a) a reference to an article or a schedule followed by a number is a reference to the article of, or the schedule to, this Order so numbered;
       (b) "carriageway" has the same meaning as in section 329(1) of the Highways Act 1980[3];
       (c) causing includes permitting;
       (d) "disabled person", "disabled person's badge" and"disabled person's vehicle" have the same meanings as in regulation 2(1) of the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (England and Wales) Regulations 1986[4], and "relevant position" in relation to a disabled person's badge has the same meaning as in regulation 2A of those regulations;
       (e) "the trunk road red route clearway" means the lengths of road specified in column (2) of the table in schedule 1;
       (f) "vehicle" includes part of a vehicle; and
       (g) an entry in column (3), (4) or (5) of an item in a schedule to this order applies to that column in subsequent items in that schedule.
    General prohibition of stopping
        3.—(1)  Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this article, and of articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, no person shall cause any vehicle to stop at any time in the trunk road red route clearway.

        (2)  The controls specified in paragraph (1) of this article do not apply in respect of any area of the trunk road red route clearway specified in schedule 2.
    Exemptions for parking
        4.    The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle to be parked at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 3A during the hours specified in column (3) in that item for a period not exceeding the period specified in column (4) in that item, provided that not less than the period specified in column (5) in that item has elapsed since the vehicle was last parked on any part of the same length of road.
    Miscellaneous exemptions for parking
        5.—(1)  Not taken up.

        (2)  Not taken up.

        (3)  Not taken up.

        (4)  Not taken up.
    Exemptions for loading and unloading
        6.    The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle which is being loaded or unloaded to stop at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 4B during the hours specified in column (3) in that item for as long as is needed to load or unload the vehicle or 20 minutes, whichever is the less, provided that not less than 20 minutes has elapsed since the vehicle was last parked on any part of the same length of road.
    Exemptions for disabled persons
        7.—(1)  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle which displays a disabled person's badge in the relevant position to park at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 3A during the hours specified in column (3) in that item.

        (2)  Not taken up.

        (3)  Not taken up.
    Exemptions at bus stops and stands
        8.—(1)  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle to which this article applies to stop at a bus stop (being an area of road bounded by a traffic sign which includes the words "bus stop") for so long only as may be required to enable passengers to get on or off the vehicle or, in the case of a vehicle being used to provide a local service, for so long only as may be required for a change of crew.

        (2)  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle being used to provide a local service to stop at a bus stand (being an area of road bounded by a traffic sign which includes the words "bus stand") for so long only as may be required for timetabling reasons.

        (3)  This article applies—
       (a) before 1 January 1997 to
         (i) a public service vehicle used for the provision of a local service or a scheduled express service,
         (ii) a school bus, and
         (iii) a works bus; and
       (b) after 31 December 1996 to
         (i) a motor vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (exclusive of the driver), and
         (ii) a local bus not so constructed or adapted.

        (4)  In this article "local bus", "local service","scheduled express service", "school bus" and "works bus" have the meanings given to those expressions in regulation 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994[5].
    Other exemptions
        9.—(1)  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle to stop if that person is —
       (a) required by law to cause the vehicle to stop or not to proceed;
       (b) obliged to stop the vehicle so as to avoid an accident;
       (c) prevented from proceeding in the vehicle by circumstances beyond the person's control;
       (d) getting or giving help in consequence of an accident or an emergency, or otherwise taking action for public safety;
       (e) opening or closing a gate or other barrier at the entrance to premises to which the vehicle is being driven or from which it has emerged if it is not reasonably practicable to cause the vehicle to stop elsewhere for the purpose;
       (f) using the vehicle for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes;
       (g) using the vehicle in connection with the removal of any obstruction to traffic;
       (h) using the vehicle in connection with the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of any length of road specified in schedule 1;
       (i) using the vehicle under a licence under section 6 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869[6] to stop for so long only as may be required to enable a passenger to get on or off the vehicle; or
       (j) using a disabled person's vehicle which displays a disabled person's badge in the relevant position to stop for so long only as may be required to enable a disabled person to get on or off the vehicle.

        (2)  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a vehicle which bears the Royal Mail livery which is waiting at the edge of a carriageway for as long as may be necessary for the purpose of collecting or delivering letters in pursuance of any statutory duty of the Post Office to collect or deliver letters.

        (3)  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply to anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a traffic warden.
    Revocation or variation of existing Orders
        10.—(1)  Subject to paragraph (2) of this article, the Hillingdon (Waiting and Loading Restrictions) (Consolidation) Order 1994 is hereby revoked, in so far as its provisions relate to any part of the trunk road red route clearway.

        (2)  The revocation specified in paragraph (1) of this article shall take effect in respect of any provision contained in the Hillingdon (Waiting and Loading Restrictions) (Consolidation) Order 1994 only from the time at which the traffic sign indicating the effect of that provision has been obliterated.
    (signature)


Signed in accordance with a direction from the Secretary of State for Transport.

Derek Turner

Traffic Director for London

24th April 1996





Notes:

[1] 1991 c. 40.

[2] 1984 c. 27.

[3] 1980 c. 66.

[4] S.I. 1986/178 as amended by S.I. 1991/2709.

[5] S.I. 1994/1519.

[6] 1869 c. 1157.

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