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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II RULES OF THE ROAD

    1. 3.Rule of the road

  4. PART III GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO REGULATION OF TRAFFIC

    1. 4.Traffic regulation orders

    2. 5.Experimental traffic control schemes

    3. 6.Temporary suspension of traffic regulation orders or experimental traffic control schemes

    4. 7.Temporary traffic regulation

    5. 8.General traffic regulations

    6. 8A.Prohibition or restriction of use of public roads: special events

    7. 9.Supplementary

  5. PART IV PARKING PLACES

    1. 10.Power of Department to provide parking places

    2. 11.Additional powers in respect of off-street parking places

    3. 12.Provision of access to premises through off-street parking places

    4. 13.Provisions as to use of parking places

    5. 14.Offences and proceedings in connection with parking places provided under Article 10 or 11

    6. 15.Designation of parking places on roads for which charges may be made

    7. 16.Charges for parking in designated parking places

    8. 17.Regulation of designated parking places

    9. 18.Supplementary provisions relating to designation orders

    10. 19.Offences relating to parking places on roads where charges may be made

    11. 20.Acceptance of payment as bar to proceedings under Article 19

    12. 21.Parking devices for designated parking places

    13. 22.Offences in connection with parking devices

    14. 23.Mishandling of parking devices, etc.

    15. 24.Public service vehicle plying for hire in parking place

    16. 25.Parking attendants

    17. 26.Acquisition and inspection, etc., of apparatus

    18. 27.Protection of Department from liability

  6. PART 4A TAXIS

    1. 27A.Taxi regulation orders

  7. PART V TRAFFIC SIGNS

    1. 28.Traffic signs

    2. 29.Power to provide signs

    3. 30.Warning devices for indicating temporary obstructions

    4. 31.Warning of danger to traffic

    5. 32.Power of constable, etc., to place traffic signs

    6. 33.Interference with, or damage to, traffic signs

    7. 34.Unauthorised signs

    8. 35.Powers of Department relating to the removal of signs

  8. PART VI SPEED LIMITS

    1. 36.General speed limit on restricted roads

    2. 37.Restricted roads

    3. 38.Speed limits on roads other than restricted roads

    4. 39.Speed limits for particular classes of vehicles

    5. 40.Temporary or experimental speed limits

    6. 41.Traffic signs for indicating speed restrictions

    7. 42.Exemption for fire engines, etc.

    8. 43.Contravening speed limit

  9. PART VII TRAFFIC WARDENS

    1. 44.Employment of traffic wardens

    2. 45.Employment of traffic wardens as parking attendants

    3. 46.Uniform of traffic wardens

  10. PART VIII REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF VEHICLES

    1. 47.Power of constable to require removal of vehicles

    2. 48.Power of constable to remove vehicles

    3. 49.Power of Department to remove vehicles

    4. 50.Obstructing removal of vehicles

    5. 51.Disposal of vehicles by a police officer

    6. 52.Disposal of vehicles by the Department

    7. 53.Disposal of vehicles by district council

    8. 54.Recovery of expenses connected with removed vehicles

  11. PART IX MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Disabled persons

      1. 55.Disabled persons' badges

      2. Arts. 56 & 57 rep. by 2005 NI 14

    2. Road safety

      1. 58.Provisions for safety of pedestrians, etc.

      2. 59.Pedestrian crossings

      3. 60.School crossings

    3. Offences

      1. 61.Offences

    4. Other miscellaneous provisions

      1. 62.Permits authorising carriage of greater weights

      2. 63.Repayment of charges

      3. 64.Power to install equipment for detection of traffic offences

      4. 65.Inquiries

      5. 66.Power to prohibit or restrict use of vehicles on certain bridges

      6. 67.Prospective exercise of powers

      7. 68.Hovercraft

      8. 69.Trolley vehicles

      9. 70.The Crown

      10. 71.Application of Order in relation to harbour commissioners

      11. 72.Application of speed limits to Belfast Harbour Estate

      12. 73.Transitional provisions

      13. 74.Regulations and orders

      14. Art. 75—Amendments and repeals

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDERS

      1. 1.(1) The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3...

      2. 2.The Department shall consult such persons as the Department considers...

      3. 3.(1) The Department shall publish a notice including the particulars...

      4. 4.Before making a traffic regulation order, the Department may hold...

      5. 5.The Department may make a traffic regulation order with or...

      6. 6.(1) Where the Department makes a traffic regulation order, it...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      EXPERIMENTAL TRAFFIC CONTROL SCHEMES

      1. 1.In this Schedule— (a) “scheme” means an experimental traffic control...

      2. 2.The Department shall comply with paragraphs 3 and 4 before...

      3. 3.The Department shall consult such persons as the Department considers...

      4. 4.(1) The Department shall publish in a newspaper circulating in...

      5. 5.Before making a scheme, the Department may hold a public...

      6. 6.The Department may make a scheme with or without omissions...

      7. 7.(1) Where the Department makes a scheme, it shall—

      8. 8.Paragraph 7 shall have effect in relation to the making...

      9. 9.Where under Article 5(5) the Department directs that a scheme...

      10. 10.(1) Where under Article 5(8) the Department directs in a...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION

      1. 1.Where the Department imposes or proposes to impose restrictions or...

      2. 2.The Department shall publish in a newspaper circulating in the...

      3. 3.Where any restrictions or prohibitions imposed under Article 7 on...

      4. 4.Where the Department publishes a notice under paragraph 2 specifying...

      5. 5.Where, under Article 7(7), the Department directs that a provision...

    4. SCHEDULE 3A

      PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTION OF USE OF PUBLIC ROADS: SPECIAL EVENTS

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of this Schedule....

      2. Prohibition or restriction on public roads in connection with special events

        1. 2.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the relevant authority for a...

      3. Procedure for making orders

        1. 3.(1) An order shall not be made except on an...

      4. Recovery of certain costs

        1. 4.The relevant authority may recover from the promoter the whole...

      5. Guidance

        1. 5.The Department may issue guidance— (a) to district councils as...

      6. Offences in relation to orders

        1. 6.(1) A person who contravenes, or who uses or permits...

    5. SCHEDULE 4

      ORDERS UNDER ARTICLE 10, 13 OR 15

      1. 1.The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 before...

      2. 2.The Department shall consult such persons as the Department considers...

      3. 3.(1) The Department shall publish in a newspaper circulating in...

      4. 4.Before making an order under Article 10, 13 or 15,...

      5. 5.The Department may make an order under Article 10, 13...

      6. 6.Where the Department makes an order under Article 10, 13...

      7. 7.(1) Where the department makes an order under Article 13...

    6. SCHEDULE 4A

      ORDERS UNDER ARTICLE 27A

      1. 1.The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 before...

      2. 2.The Department shall consult such persons as it considers appropriate....

      3. 3.(1) The Department shall publish a notice including the particulars...

      4. 4.Before making an order under Article 27A, the Department may...

      5. 5.The Department may make an order under Article 27A with...

      6. 6.When the Department makes an order under Article 27A, it...

    7. SCHEDULE 5

      ORDERS UNDER ARTICLE 36(3)(a), 37 OR 38

      1. 1.The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 before...

      2. 2.The Department shall consult such persons as it considers appropriate....

      3. 3.(1) The Department shall publish a notice including the particulars...

      4. 4.Before making an order under Article 36(3)(a), 37 or 38,...

      5. 5.The Department may make an order under Article 36(3)(a), 37...

      6. 6.Where the Department makes an order under Article 36(3)(a), 37...

    8. SCHEDULE 6

      INQUIRIES

      1. 1.(1) Where the Department decides to hold an inquiry in...

      2. 2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), all persons interested...

      3. 3.Where the inquiry has been held, the Department may, after...

      1. Schedules 7, 8—Amendments

      1. Schedule 9—Repeals

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