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Traffic Calming Act 1992

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1Amendment of Highways Act 1980

(1)In section 62 of the [1980 c. 66.] Highways Act 1980 (general power of improvement) in subsection (3) (description of works for which specific powers are given and to which the general power does not apply) after paragraph (ff) there shall be inserted—

(fg)the construction and removal of such traffic calming works as may be specially authorised by the Secretary of State under section 90G below or prescribed by regulations made by him under section 90H below;.

(2)After section 90F of that Act there shall be inserted the provisions set out in Schedule 1 to this Act.

(3)In section 329 of that Act (interpretation) after the definition of “traffic” there shall be inserted—

“traffic calming works”, in relation to a highway, means works affecting the movement of vehicular and other traffic for the purpose of promoting safety or preserving or improving the environment through which the highway runs.

2Amendment of Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

(1)After section 39 of the [1984 c. 54.] Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (status of road humps) there shall be inserted the provisions set out in Schedule 2 to this Act.

(2)In section 40 of that Act (interpretation)—

(a)for the words “39” there shall be inserted the words “39C”;

(b)the word “and”, where it occurs immediately after the definition of “road hump”, shall cease to have effect; and

(c)at the end there shall be added the words— ; and

“traffic calming works”, in relation to a road, means works affecting the movement of vehicular and other traffic for the purpose of promoting safety or preserving or improving the environment through which the road runs.

3Commencement

This Act shall come into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

4Extent

This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

5Short title

This Act may be cited as the Traffic Calming Act 1992.

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