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(1)A local traffic authority may, with a view to implementing measures for securing any of the purposes mentioned in subsection (2) below, designate as a home zone any road for which they are the traffic authority.
(2)The purposes mentioned in subsection (1) above are—
(a)to improve the safety of persons using the road or any area in the vicinity of the road;
(b)to improve or preserve the environment through which the road runs;
(c)to improve the facilities provided on, or in the vicinity of, the road in such a way as to bring benefits to any persons using the road (not being persons using motor vehicles); and
(d)to any extent to implement their transport policies.
(3)Where a local traffic authority have, by virtue of subsection (1) above, designated a road they shall prepare and publish a report on the measures (if any) they have implemented for securing the purpose or purposes for which the designation was made.
(4)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make provision for or in connection with—
(a)specifying the roads, or classes of road, that may be designated;
(b)the procedure to be followed when making, varying or revoking designations (including provision as to consultation);
(c)the confirmation of designations by them;
(d)the preparation of reports under subsection (3) above; and
(e)the times at which and manner in which such reports are to be published.
(5)In this section “transport policies”, in relation to a local traffic authority, means the policies formulated from time to time under section 63(2)(b) of the 1985 Act by the local authority who are the local traffic authority.
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