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Control of Traffic (Antrim) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Control of Traffic (Antrim) Order (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 2nd September 1996.

(2) In this Order “taxi” means a public service vehicle used in standing or plying for hire and used to carry passengers for hire and being a vehicle seating not more than six passengers in addition to the driver.

Prohibition of traffic

2.  Subject to Article 3, the use by vehicles, other than taxis, of the roads and length of road specified in Schedule 1, is prohibited.

Exceptions

3.  Article 2 shall not apply to—

(a)a vehicle the driver of which is acting upon the direction or with the permission of a constable in uniform or of a traffic warden;

(b)a vehicle being used for police, military, ambulance or fire brigade purposes or in an emergency by a medical practitioner;

(c)a vehicle being used on or adjacent to the roads or length of road in pursuance of statutory powers or duties by or on behalf of a government department, district council or statutory undertaker;

(d)a vehicle being used in connection with the laying, erection, alteration or repair of any telecommunications apparatus as defined in section 4(3) of the Telecommunications Act 1984(1); or

(e)a vehicle being used in connection with any building operation or demolition on or adjacent to the roads or length of road.

Prohibition of direction of travel

4.  A person shall not, except upon the direction or with the permission of a constable in uniform or of a traffic warden, cause or permit any vehicle to proceed on the road or length of road specified in column 1 of Schedule 2 in a direction other than that specified in relation to that road in column 2.

Prohibition of right-hand turn

5.  Subject to Article 7, a person shall not—

(a)cause or permit a vehicle travelling in a westerly direction along the link road between Castle Street, Antrim, and Dublin Road to make a right-hand turn into Dublin Road between 8.00 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. and between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.; and

(b)cause or permit—

(i)a vehicle other than a taxi at any time; and

(ii)a taxi between 8.00 a.m. and 9.30 a.m. and between 4.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m.

travelling in a northerly direction along Dublin Road, Antrim, to make a right-hand turn into the access lane from Dublin Road to the link road referred to in paragraph (a).

Prohibition of U-turn

6.  Subject to Article 7, a person shall not cause or permit a vehicle travelling in a northerly direction along Dublin Road, Antrim, on reaching its junction with Castle Way, to make a U-turn at the northern end of the central reservation.

Exemptions

7.  Articles 5 and 6 shall not apply to—

(a)vehicles being used for fire brigade, ambulance, police or military purposes; or

(b)a vehicle, the driver of which is acting upon the direction or with the permission of a constable in uniform or of a traffic warden.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 22nd July 1996.

L.S.

J. Carlisle

Assistant Secretary

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