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The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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[F1Prohibition or restriction on public roads in connection with special eventsN.I.

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F1Sch. 3A inserted (4.9.2017) by Roads (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 (c. 14), ss. 6(3), 9(2)(b), Sch. 1; S.R. 2017/34, art. 2, Sch.

2(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the relevant authority for a public road is satisfied that—N.I.

(a)traffic on the road should be restricted or prohibited for the purpose of—

(i)facilitating the holding of a special event,

(ii)enabling members of the public to watch a special event, or

(iii)reducing the disruption to traffic likely to be caused by a special event; and

(b)it is not reasonably practicable for the event to be held otherwise than on a public road.

(2) The relevant authority may by order restrict or prohibit temporarily the use of that road, or any part of it, by vehicles or vehicles of any class or by pedestrians, to such extent and subject to such conditions or exceptions as it may consider necessary or expedient.

(3) An order may relate to the public road on which the special event is to be held or to any other public road.

(4) No order shall be made with respect to any public road which would have the effect of preventing at any time access for pedestrians—

(a)to any premises situated on or adjacent to the road, or

(b)to any other premises accessible for pedestrians from, and only from, the road.

(5) An order may suspend or modify any statutory provision relating to the affected road or its use by traffic or pedestrians.

(6) An order may contain provision —

(a)requiring the promoter to insure against such risks in connection with the holding of the event on a public road as the relevant authority may specify;

(b)requiring the promoter to produce to the relevant authority such certificates as it may require as to the safety of any structures, equipment or other apparatus to be used in association with the special event;

(c)requiring the promoter to erect such barriers and place such signs in such places on or in the vicinity of any affected road as the relevant authority may specify;

(d)requiring any such barriers and signs to be erected no earlier than, and removed no later than, such times as the relevant authority may specify;

(e)requiring the promoter to comply with such other conditions as may be specified in the order.

(7) A district council may not make an order except with the consent of the Department.]

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