Section 38: Games traffic regulation orders
82.This section allows a traffic authority for a road to make a temporary traffic regulation order for the purposes of implementing the Games transport plan, facilitating transport services in connection with the Games, facilitating travel by any person for a purpose connected to the Games or carrying out an experimental scheme of traffic control for a purpose connected to the Games. These are to be known as “Games traffic regulation orders”. Such orders will be used, for example, to deliver the Games Lanes described in the Candidate City File.
83.Subsection (2) provides that a Games traffic regulation order may be made irrespective of whether the traffic authority is satisfied as to any of the matters set out in section 14(1)(a) (road works), (b) (danger or damage) or (c) (litter clearing and cleaning) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
84.Subsection (3) enables a Games traffic regulation order to suspend any statutory provision mentioned in section 14(7) of the 1984 Act without imposing any prohibition or restriction in relation to the road. This means, for example, that a traffic authority may suspend parking in designated parking spaces on a road without also having to close any part of that road to traffic.
85.Subsection (4) removes the decriminalisation of waiting, loading or unloading vehicles in special parking areas in contravention of a Games traffic regulation order. Waiting, loading or unloading vehicles in such circumstances will be a criminal offence.