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The Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2006 No. 399

ROAD TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES

The Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

Made

2nd October 2006

Coming into operation

13th November 2006

The Department for Regional Development(1) makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 28(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997(2) and now vested in it(3):

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as The Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and shall come into operation on 13th November 2006.

Amendments

2.—(1) The Traffic Signs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(4) shall be amended as provided by paragraphs (2) to (3).

(2) In Schedule 6 (road markings)—

(a)after diagram 1014 there shall be inserted the diagram specified in Part I of the Schedule and the words specified in and under it;

(b)for the words “Alternative types of parking bay reserved for doctors-(a) at the edge of the carriageway or situated wholly on either the carriageway or the footway; or (b) in the centre of the carriageway or partly on the carriageway and partly on the footway” below diagram 1028.4 there shall be substituted the wording specified in Part II of the Schedule;

(c)for the words “Designated parking place” below diagram 1032 there shall be substituted the wording specified in Part III of the Schedule;

(d)in item 2 of the table below diagram 1032—

(i)immediately before the words “641” there shall be inserted “639.1A, ”; and

(ii)after the words “664” there shall be inserted “, 801”; and

(e)for the words “Echelon parking spaces subject to such conditions, if any, as may be in force” below diagram 1033 there shall be substituted the wording specified in Part IV of the Schedule.

(3) In Schedule 17 (illumination requirements) in item 10 in column (2) after the words “1014” there shall be inserted “, 1016.1”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department for Regional Development on 2nd October 2006.

L.S.

R. Sherman

A senior officer of the

Department for Regional Development

Regulation 2(2)

SCHEDULE

PART 1

1016.1

Longitudinal line to be laid near the edge of the carriageway to indicate to vehicular traffic that waiting by vehicles on a side of a length of road is prohibited or restricted

Item
1Regulations: None
2Diagrams: 639.1A, 641, 660, 660.3, 660.5, 660.6, 660.7, 661, 661A, 661.1, 662, 663, 663.1, 664
3Permitted variants: None
4Illumination requirements: Schedule 17, item 10

PART II

(a)when used in conjunction with the sign shown in diagram 639.1A, 660, 660.3, 660.5, 660.6, 660.7, 661.1, 661.2, 661.3, 662, 663, 663.1, 664 or 801, to indicate to vehicular traffic alternative types of parking bay reserved for doctors—

(i)at the edge of the carriageway or situated wholly on either the carriageway or the footway; or

(ii)in the centre of the carriageway or partly on the carriageway and partly on the footway; or

(b)when used in conjunction with the sign shown in diagram 641 and placed at the edge of the carriageway and the word “DOCTOR” omitted, to indicate to vehicular traffic that waiting by vehicles on a side of a length of road is prohibited or restricted during the period indicated on that sign

PART III

(a)when used in conjunction with the sign shown in diagram 641, to indicate to vehicular traffic that waiting by vehicles on a side of a length of road is prohibited or restricted during the period indicated on that sign; or

(b)when used in conjunction with the sign shown in diagram 639.1A, 660, 660.3, 660.4, 660.5, 660.6, 660.7, 661, 661A, 661.1, 661.2, 661.3, 662, 663, 663.1, 664 or 801, to indicate to vehicular traffic a parking bay marked with individual parking spaces subject to such conditions, if any, as may be in force

PART IV

(a)when used in conjunction with the sign shown in diagram 641, to indicate to vehicular traffic that waiting by vehicles on a side of a length of road is prohibited or restricted during the period indicated on that sign; or

(b)when used in conjunction with the sign shown in diagram 639.1A, 660, 660.3, 660.4, 660.5, 660.6, 660.7, 661, 661A, 661.1, 661.2, 661.3, 662, 663, 663.1, 664 or 801, to indicate to vehicular traffic a parking bay marked with individual parking spaces subject to such conditions, if any, as may be in force

  • (Echelon marking)

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations further amend the Traffic Signs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997.

The principal amendments are to—

(a)prescribe the road marking shown in diagram 1016.1 to indicate that waiting by vehicles on a side of a length of road is prohibited or restricted (regulation 2(2)(a)); and

(b)substitute new descriptions for the road markings shown in diagrams 1028.4, 1032 and 1033 (parking spaces) so as to provide alternative meanings for those road markings when used in conjunction with other specified signs (regulation 2(2)(b), (c) and (e)).

These Regulations have been notified to the European Commission pursuant to Directive 98/34/EC of 22nd June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society Services (O.J. No. L204, 21.07.98, p. 37-48) as amended by Directive 98/48/EC of 20th July 1998 (O.J. No. L217, 05.08.98, p. 18-26). Copies of the Directives can be obtained from The Stationery Office Bookshop, 16 Arthur Street, Belfast, BT1 4GD.

(1)

S.I. 1999/283 (N.I. 1) Article 3(1)

(3)

S.R. 1999 No. 481 Article 6(d) and Schedule 4 Part IV

(4)

S.R. 1997 No. 386 relevant amending Regulations are S.R. 2002 No. 143

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