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PART 1The Traffic Signs Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2018

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) This Part of this Instrument may be cited—

(a)as the Traffic Signs Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2018; and

(b)together with Part 2, as the Traffic Signs Amendment (Scotland) Regulations and General Directions 2018.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 28th June 2018.

(3) These Regulations extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Traffic Signs Regulations 2016

2.  The Traffic Signs Regulations 2016(1) are amended in accordance with regulations 3 to 16.

Amendment of regulation 2

3.  For regulation 2(1) (interpretation), substitute—

(1) In these Regulations “the 1984 Act” means the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984..

Amendment of schedule 1

4.—(1) Schedule 1 (definitions) is amended as follows.

(2) In the definition of “bus lane” in column (2) of the table, for “indicted”, substitute “indicated”.

(3) After the row in the table containing the definition of “refuge for pedestrians” insert a new row as follows—

“refuge for pedestrians and cyclists”a part of a road to which vehicles (other than pedal cycles) do not have access and on which pedestrians and cyclists may wait after crossing one part of the carriageway and before crossing the other.

Amendment of schedule 2

5.—(1) Schedule 2 (signs that warn of hazards and signs for bridges and other structures) is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 4, at item 5 (diagram 629.2A), for the description in column 2 substitute—

Diagram 629.2A

Vehicles exceeding height indicated in metric and imperial units prohibited from passing under, into or through a bridge, tunnel or other structure.

(3) In Part 7 (provisions applicable to signs), in paragraphs 1 and 2, for “the 1988 Act”, in each case substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

Amendment of schedule 3

6.—(1) Schedule 3 (upright signs that indicate regulatory requirements for moving traffic) is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 2 (circular signs etc.)—

(a)in the table heading for column 5, for “(by reference to an item number in the Part 3 sign table)” substitute “(by reference to a paragraph number in Part 3)”;

(b)at item 10 (diagram 616), for the entry in column 6, substitute “1,2,4,9”; and

(c)at item 27 (diagram 629.2A), for the description in column 2, substitute—

Diagram 629.2A

Vehicles exceeding height indicated in metric and imperial units prohibited in circumstances not covered by the description in column 2 of item 5 of the sign table in Part 4 of schedule 2 (which relates to bridges, tunnels and other structures).

(3) In Part 4 (provision applicable to signs in Part 2)—

(a)in paragraph 1, for “the 1988 Act”, substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”; and

(b)after paragraph 8 insert—

9.The sign is specified for the purposes of column 5 of the entry in schedule 2 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988(2) relating to offences under section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988(3)..

Amendment of schedule 5

7.  In schedule 5 (signs to indicate parking places and areas subject to parking controls), at item 5 (entrance to a permit parking area) of the table in Part 3, in column 4 omit “One of–” and the semi colon.

Amendment of schedule 7

8.—(1) Schedule 7 (road markings and miscellaneous upright signs that indicate stopping, waiting, loading and parking controls) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 3 (provisions applying to road markings in Part 4), in paragraph 3, for “the 1988 Act” substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

(3) In Part 6 (the significance of particular road markings)—

(a)in paragraph 2, for “the symbol at item 12”, substitute “the symbol at item 10”;

(b)in paragraph 3—

(i)for “the symbol at item 12”, substitute “the symbol at item 10 of the sign table in Part 3 of schedule 4”; and

(ii)omit “, subject to the exceptions in paragraph 5,”.

Amendment of schedule 9

9.—(1) Schedule 9 (regulatory signs at junctions and miscellaneous regulatory signs) is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 6 (regulatory road markings), at item 8 (diagram 1049.1), in column 3, for each reference to “150” substitute “50”.

(3) In Part 7 (the significance of particular signs in Schedule 9), in paragraph 9(5)(e), for “item 9 or 10”, substitute “item 10 or 11”.

(4) In Part 8 (provisions applicable to signs in Parts 2, 4 and 6), in paragraphs 1(1) and 2, for “the 1988 Act”, in each case substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

Amendment of schedule 10

10.—(1) Schedule 10 (signs for speed limits) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1(4) of Part 4 (the Schedule 10 General Directions), for “paragraph (2)(a) to (e)” substitute “sub-paragraph (3)(a) to (e)”.

Amendment of schedule 11

11.—(1) Schedule 11 (signs that give information, are advisory or guide traffic) is amended as follows.

(2) In the heading of Part 2, for “Advisory signs” substitute “Upright signs”.

(3) In the heading of Part 4, for “Advisory road markings” substitute “Road markings”.

(4) In Part 5 (permitted variants of the signs in Parts 2 and 4), in paragraph 49, for sub-paragraph (2), substitute—

(2) The marking, instead of being placed adjacent to the edge of the carriageway, may be placed adjacent to the marking provided for at item 7 of the sign table in Part 6 of schedule 9 when that latter marking is indicating the boundary of a cycle lane..

(5) In Part 6 (requirements applying to signs in Parts 2 and 4), in the table in paragraph 14, in the entry for D77, for “313.90” substitute “313.30”.

Amendment of schedule 12

12.—(1) Schedule 12 (directional signs) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 1 (general provisions applying to Parts 2 to 20), in paragraph 8(b)(i), omit the “or” immediately following “is illuminated”.

(3) In Part 19 (provisions applying to Part 20), in paragraph 10, for “item 20, 22, 23, 24 or 39 to 46”, substitute “item 19, 21, 22, 23 or 36 to 43”.

(4) In the table in Part 20 (warning and regulatory symbols etc.), at item 45 (optional “Except buses” symbol)—

(a)in column (2), for “(except items 23, 37 and 38)”, substitute “(except items 22, 25, 27 and 35)”; and

(b)in column (4)—

(i)at paragraph 2, for “item 22” substitute “item 21”;

(ii)at paragraph 3, for “item 27” substitute “item 26”; and

(iii)at paragraph 4, for “items 39 to 46” substitute “items 36 to 43”.

Amendment of schedule 13

13.—(1) Schedule 13 (signs only for use in temporary situations) is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 2 (signs for use in temporary situations), at item 3, in column 4, for “2.”, where it first occurs, substitute “1.”.

(3) In the table in Part 6 (additional temporary signs)—

(a)at item 4 (diagram 7101.1), in column 4, for “paragraph 2” substitute “paragraph 1”;

(b)at item 5 (diagram 7102), in column 4—

(i)at the beginning, insert “1.”;

(ii)for “paragraph 4” substitute “paragraph 3”; and

(iii)at the end, insert—

2.If the optional white reflective strip is not included, the minimum height is 450.;

(c)at item 15 (diagram 7244), in column 4, for paragraph 3 substitute—

3.In the bottom panel the distance may be—
(a)

varied,

(b)

preceded by “For”,; and

(d)at item 37 (diagram 7014), in column 4, at paragraph 1(i), for “TIMING”, substitute “TIMINGS”.

(4) In Part 7 (provisions applying to signs in Part 6), in paragraph 1, for “the 1988 Act” substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

(5) In Part 8 (requirements applying to cones etc.), in paragraph 3(a), for “4” substitute “5”.

Amendment of schedule 14

14.—(1) Schedule 14 (signs for traffic control by light signals, signs for crossings, and signs for lane control) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 1 (provisions applying to signs in Parts 2 and 3), in paragraph 8(3)(a), for “3 seconds” substitute “not less than 3, and not more than 5, seconds”.

(3) In the table in Part 2 (light signals etc.)—

(a)at item 44 (diagram 616), for the entry in column 5, substitute “1, 2, 10”;

(b)at items 51 (diagram 1001.3) and 52 (diagram 1001.4), in column 4 of each item—

(i)in paragraph 5, for “central refuge or reservation” substitute “refuge for pedestrians or a central reservation”; and

(ii)for paragraph 6 substitute—

6.Where a refuge for pedestrians or a central reservation is provided, the following markings may be placed between the zig-zag lines on the approaches to the refuge or reservation—
(a)

on a one-way road, the markings provided for at item 27 of the sign table in Part 4 of schedule 11 (and shown in the second diagram of that item); or

(b)

otherwise, the markings provided for at item 23 of that sign table (and shown in the second diagram of that item);

(c)at item 53 (diagram 1001.5)—

(i)in column (2), for “1001.5” substitute “Diagram 1003.5”;

(ii)in column (4), in paragraph 5, for “central refuge or reservation” substitute “refuge for pedestrians and cyclists or a central reservation”; and

(iii)in column (4), for paragraph 6 substitute—

6.Where a refuge for pedestrians and cyclists or a central reservation is provided, the following markings may be placed between the zig-zag lines on the approaches to the refuge or reservation—
(a)

on a one-way road, the markings provided for at item 27 of the sign table in Part 4 of schedule 11 (and shown in the second diagram of that item); or

(b)

otherwise, the markings provided for at item 23 of that sign table (and shown in the second diagram of that item); and

(d)at items 58 (diagram 7011), 59 (diagram 7011.1), 60 (diagram 7011.2) and 62 (diagram 7021), in column (5) in each case omit “8”.

(4) In Part 4 (requirements applying to signs in Parts 2 and 3), in paragraphs 1 and 2, for “the 1988 Act”, in each case substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

Amendment of schedule 15

15.  In schedule 15 (matrix signs and light signals etc.), in Part 4 (provisions applying to signs in Part 2), in paragraph 7(2), for “the 1988 Act” substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

Amendment of schedule 17

16.  In the heading of schedule 17 (letters, numerals and other characters), for “numeral”, substitute “numerals”.

PART 2The Traffic Signs Amendment (Scotland) General Directions 2018

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) This Part of this Instrument may be cited—

(a)as the Traffic Signs Amendment (Scotland) General Directions 2018; and

(b)together with Part 1, as the Traffic Signs Amendment (Scotland) Regulations and General Directions 2018.

(2) These General Directions come into force on 28th June 2018.

(3) These General Directions extend to Scotland only.

Amendment of the Traffic Signs Directions 2016

2.—(1) The Traffic Signs Directions 2016(4) are amended as follows.

(2) In Part 9 of schedule 9 (regulatory signs at junctions and miscellaneous regulatory signs), in paragraph 7, for “schedule 2” substitute “schedule 3”.

(3) In Part 4 of schedule 10 (signs for speed limits), in paragraph 1(4), for “paragraph (2)(a) to (e)” substitute “sub-paragraph (3)(a) to (e)”.

(4) In Part 12 of schedule 13 (signs only for use in temporary situations)—

(a)in paragraph 9(1)(a), for “the 1988 Act” substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”;

(b)in paragraph 10, for the words in brackets substitute “(except that in the case of a sign provided for at item 19 or 21 in the Part 6 sign table, the sign may also be placed by the traffic authority)”.

H YOUSAF

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

16th May 2018

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