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The Road Traffic Act 1991 (Special Parking Area) (Scotland) Order 2003

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 508

ROAD TRAFFIC

The Road Traffic Act 1991 (Special Parking Area) (Scotland) Order 2003

Made

27th October 2003

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

28th October 2003

Coming into force

18th November 2003

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 2(5) of Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic Act 1991(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, and after consultation with such representatives of chief officers of police and associations of local authorities as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate in accordance with paragraph 2(6) of that Schedule, hereby make the following Order:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Road Traffic Act 1991 (Special Parking Area) (Scotland) Order 2003 and shall come into force on 18th November 2003.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Road Traffic Act 1991

2.  In paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic Act 1991(2) (provisions that cease to have effect in relation to the special parking area designated by the order), after paragraph (e) insert–

(f)section 36(1) of the Act of 1988 (drivers to comply with traffic signs), so far as it makes it an offence to fail to comply with an indication given by a traffic sign of a prohibition on causing a vehicle to stop on part of a road demarcated by that sign as a stopping area for a bus..

NICOL STEPHEN

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

27th October 2003

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

Paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 3 to the Road Traffic Act 1991 provides that certain statutory provisions creating criminal offences for the contravention of parking restrictions are to cease to have effect in a special parking area, while the relevant order under paragraph 2(1) of that Schedule (designating all, or part, of an administrative area outside London a special parking area) is in force.

This Order amends paragraph 2(4) of Schedule 3 by adding to the list of offences which are respectively decriminalised therein, the offence of stopping on a part of a road identified as a stopping place for a bus.

(1)

1991 c. 40. The functions of the Secretary of State transferred to Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

(2)

Paragraph 2(4) was amended by article 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 (Amendment of Schedule 3) (Scotland) Order 1998 (S.I. 1998/2018) and article 2 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 (Amendment of Schedule 3) (Scotland) Order 1999 (S.S.I. 1999/61).

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