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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

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66 Traffic signs for giving effect to local traffic regulations.E+W+S

(1)A constable, or a person acting under the instructions (whether general or specific) of the chief officer of police, may place on a [F1road], or on any structure on a [F1road], traffic signs (of any size, colour and type prescribed or authorised under section 64 of this Act) indicating prohibitions, restrictions or requirements relating to vehicular traffic, as may be requisite—

(a)for giving effect to regulations, orders or directions under any enactment mentioned in subsection (2) below, or

(b)for giving effect to directions given under [F2section 31(4) of the Road Traffic Act 1988] (which enables directions to be given in consequence of the holding of an authorised race or trial of speed).

(2)The enactments referred to in subsection (1) above are—

(a)section 52 of the M1Metropolitan Police Act 1839 (which relates to prevention of obstruction on public occasions or in the neighbourhood of public buildings in the metropolitan police district);

(b)section 22 of the M2local Act of the second and third year of the reign of Queen Victoria, chapter 94 (which makes similar provision in relation to the City of London);

(c)section 21 of the M3Town Police Clauses Act 1847 (which likewise makes similar provision for areas to which that Act is applied); and

(d)section [F362 of the M4Roads (Scotland) Act 1984] and any corresponding provision contained in a local Act relating to any part of Scotland.

(3)In this section “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations under section 64(1)(a) of this Act.

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