279Road safety information and training
(1)Section 39 of the [1988 c. 52.] Road Traffic Act 1988 (powers of Secretary of State and local authorities as to giving road safety information and training) shall be amended as follows.
(2)For subsection (2) (duty of local authority to prepare and carry out measures to promote road safety etc) there shall be substituted—
“(2)Each relevant authority—
(a)if it is a local authority, must prepare and carry out a programme of measures designed to promote road safety, or
(b)if it is Transport for London, may prepare and carry out such a programme,
and may contribute towards the cost of measures for promoting road safety taken by other authorities or bodies.”
(3)In subsection (3) (duty of local authority to carry out and act upon studies into accidents arising out of the use of vehicles on roads in their area, other than trunk roads) for the words preceding paragraph (a) there shall be substituted “Each relevant authority—”.
(4)In paragraph (a) of that subsection (the duty to carry out the studies)—
(a)after “use of vehicles” there shall be inserted—
“(i)if it is a local authority,”;
(b)after “other than” there shall be inserted “GLA roads or”; and
(c)at the end there shall be added “or
(ii)if it is Transport for London, on GLA roads or parts of GLA roads,”.
(5)After subsection (3) there shall be inserted—
“(3A)The duties imposed by subsection (3) above are without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) above and—
(a)in the case of a local authority, are to be discharged in pursuance of their duty under subsection (2)(a) above; and
(b)in the case of Transport for London, are to be discharged by exercising their powers under subsection (2)(b) above.”
(6)In subsection (4) (definitions) the following definitions shall be inserted at the appropriate places—
““GLA road” has the same meaning as in the [1980 c. 66.] Highways Act 1980 (see sections 329(1) and 14D(1) of that Act);”;
“relevant authority” means a local authority or Transport for London.