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Traffic Management Act 2004

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Traffic Officers

    1. Traffic officers for England and for Wales

      1. 1.Traffic officers: introduction

      2. 2.Designation of traffic officers

    2. Jurisdiction and powers of traffic officers

      1. 3.Jurisdiction of traffic officers

      2. 4.Powers to direct traffic officers

      3. 5.The special powers of a traffic officer

      4. 6.Powers to stop or direct traffic

      5. 7.Powers to place temporary traffic signs

      6. 8.Power to confer further special powers on traffic officers

      7. 9.Removal of certain vehicles by traffic officers

    3. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 10.Offences

      2. 11.Uniform

      3. 12.Power to charge for traffic officer services provided on request

      4. 13.Power to acquire land

      5. 14.Financial assistance to authorised persons

      6. 15.Interpretation of Part 1

  3. Part 2 Network management by local traffic authorities

    1. General duties relating to network management

      1. 16.The network management duty

      2. 17.Arrangements for network management

      3. 18.Guidance to local traffic authorities

      4. 19.Power to require information relating to network management

    2. Enforcement of network management duties

      1. 20.Intervention notices

      2. 21.Intervention orders

      3. 22.Appointment of traffic director: supplementary

      4. 23.Monitoring and reporting

      5. 24.Intervention in activities of local traffic authority

      6. 25.Exercise of local traffic authority functions

      7. 26.Application of sections 20 to 25 to local traffic authorities exercising functions jointly

      8. 27.Criteria for making intervention orders

      9. 28.Guidance to traffic directors

      10. 29.Traffic directors in London

      11. 30.Recovery of costs from local traffic authorities

      12. 31.Interpretation of Part 2

  4. Part 3 Permit Schemes

    1. 32.Meaning of “permit scheme”

    2. 33.Preparation of permit schemes

    3. 34.Implementation of local highway authority permit schemes

    4. 35.Implementation of other permit schemes

    5. 36.Variation and revocation of permit schemes

    6. 37.Permit regulations

    7. 38.Crown application

    8. 39.Interpretation of Part 3

  5. Part 4 Street works

    1. Enforcement

      1. 40.Increase in penalties for summary offences under 1991 Act

      2. 41.Fixed penalty offences

    2. Co-ordination of works by street authority

      1. 42.Duty of street authority to co-ordinate works

    3. Direction-making powers

      1. 43.Directions relating to timing of street works

      2. 44.Directions as to placing of apparatus

    4. Records and information

      1. 45.The street works register

      2. 46.Records of location of apparatus

      3. 47.Duties relating to the location of unexpected apparatus

      4. 48.Duty to inspect records

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 49.Notices of street works

      2. 50.Qualifications of supervisors and operatives

      3. 51.Restriction on works following substantial road works

      4. 52.Restriction on works following substantial street works

      5. 53.Notices requiring remedial works relating to reinstatements

      6. 54.Duty to notify street authority of reinstatement

      7. 55.Power of street authority to require undertaker to re-surface street

      8. 56.Re-surfacing: regulations and guidance

      9. 57.Contributions to costs of re-surfacing by undertaker

      10. 58.Inspection fees

      11. 59.Guidance about inspections

  6. Part 5 Highways and roads

    1. Strategic roads in London

      1. 60.Strategic roads in London: initial designation by Secretary of State

      2. 61.Orders of the Greater London Authority changing what are strategic roads

      3. 62.London borough council exercising powers under Highways Act 1980 so as to affect strategic roads

      4. 63.London borough council exercising powers under Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 so as to affect strategic roads

    2. Enforcement of certain offences under the Highways Act 1980

      1. 64.Fixed penalty offences under the Highways Act 1980

    3. Records of objects placed in highway

      1. 65.Duty of local highway authority to keep records of objects in highway

    4. Skips, scaffolding, building materials and excavations: charges for occupation of highway etc.

      1. 66.Builders' skips: charge for occupation of highway for unreasonable period

      2. 67.Builders' skips: charge determined by reference to duration of occupation of highway

      3. 68.Scaffolding, building materials and excavations: charge for occupation of highway for unreasonable period

      4. 69.Scaffolding, building materials and excavations: charge determined by reference to duration of occupation of highway

      5. 70.Sections 66 to 69: supplementary

    5. Guidance as to safety precautions

      1. 71.Guidance to local highway authorities as to safety precautions

  7. Part 6 Civil enforcement of traffic contraventions

    1. Civil penalties for road traffic contraventions

      1. 72.Civil penalties for road traffic contraventions

      2. 73.Contraventions subject to civil enforcement

      3. 74.Civil enforcement areas

      4. 75.Power to require authority to apply for civil enforcement powers

      5. 76.Civil enforcement officers

      6. 77.Setting the level of penalty charges

    2. Notification, adjudication and enforcement

      1. 78.Notification of penalty charge

      2. 79.Immobilisation of vehicle where penalty charge payable

      3. 80.Representations and appeals

      4. 81.Adjudicators

      5. 82.Enforcement of penalty charges

      6. 83.Certificated bailiffs

    3. Additional contraventions in special enforcement areas

      1. 84.Designation of special enforcement areas

      2. 85.Prohibition of double parking etc.

      3. 86.Prohibition of parking at dropped footways etc.

    4. Supplementary

      1. 87.Guidance to local authorities

      2. 88.Financial provisions

      3. 89.Regulations and orders

      4. 90.Application to Crown and visiting forces

      5. 91.Consequential amendments

      6. 92.Minor definitions

      7. 93.Index of defined expressions

  8. Part 7 Miscellaneous and General

    1. 94.Power to inspect blue badges

    2. 95.Application of surplus income from parking places

    3. 96.Wales

    4. 97.Financial provision

    5. 98.Repeals

    6. 99.Commencement, transitionals and savings

    7. 100.Short title and extent

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Increase in maximum fines for certain summary offences under the 1991 Act

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Schedule 4A to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Schedule 4B to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Schedule 3A to the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Schedule 22A to the Highways Act 1980

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Schedule 22B to the Highways Act 1980

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Road traffic contraventions subject to civil enforcement

      1. Part 1 Parking contraventions

        1. Parking contraventions

          1. 1.References in this Part of this Act to a parking...

        2. Contraventions relating to parking places in Greater London

          1. 2.(1) In Greater London there is a parking contravention in...

        3. Other parking contraventions in Greater London

          1. 3.(1) In Greater London there is a parking contravention in...

        4. Parking contraventions outside Greater London

          1. 4.(1) Outside Greater London there is a parking contravention in...

        5. Power to add further offences

          1. 5.(1) The appropriate national authority may by regulations amend paragraph...

      2. Part 2 Bus lane contraventions

        1. Bus lane contraventions

          1. 6.(1) A bus lane contravention is a contravention of any...

      3. Part 3 London lorry ban contraventions

        1. London lorry ban contraventions

          1. 7.A London lorry ban contravention is a contravention of the...

      4. Part 4 Moving traffic contraventions

        1. Moving traffic contraventions

          1. 8.(1) A moving traffic contravention is— (a) an offence under...

        2. Traffic signs subject to civil enforcement

          1. 9.(1) The table below specifies the traffic signs that are...

        3. Power to amend table

          1. 10.(1) The appropriate national authority may by regulations amend the...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Civil enforcement areas and enforcement authorities

      1. Part 1 In Greater London

        1. Civil enforcement of parking contraventions relating to parking places

          1. 1.(1) The whole of Greater London is a civil enforcement...

        2. Civil enforcement of other parking contraventions

          1. 2.(1) The Secretary of State may, on an application by...

        3. Variation of civil enforcement area by Mayor of London

          1. 3.(1) The Mayor of London may by order under this...

        4. Civil enforcement of bus lane contraventions

          1. 4.(1) The whole of Greater London is a civil enforcement...

        5. Civil enforcement of London lorry ban contraventions

          1. 5.(1) The whole of Greater London is a civil enforcement...

        6. Civil enforcement of moving traffic contraventions: London local authorities

          1. 6.(1) A London local authority may by resolution declare the...

        7. Civil enforcement of moving traffic contraventions: Transport for London

          1. 7.(1) Transport for London may declare the whole or part...

      2. Part 2 Outside Greater London

        1. Designation of civil enforcement areas for parking contraventions

          1. 8.(1) The appropriate national authority may, on an application under...

        2. Designation of civil enforcement areas for bus lane contraventions

          1. 9.(1) The appropriate national authority may make an order designating...

        3. Designation of civil enforcement areas for moving traffic contraventions

          1. 10.(1) The appropriate national authority may, on an application under...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Civil enforcement: setting the level of charges

      1. Part 1 Charges to which this Schedule applies

        1. Charges to which this Schedule applies

          1. 1.(1) This Schedule provides for the setting of the levels...

      2. Part 2 Charges applicable in Greater London

        1. Charges to be set by Transport for London or London local authorities

          1. 2.(1) It is the duty— (a) of Transport for London,...

        2. Supervisory role of Mayor of London

          1. 3.(1) Transport for London and the London local authorities must...

        3. Reserve powers of Secretary of State

          1. 4.(1) The following provisions apply where the Mayor of London—...

        4. Publication of levels of charges

          1. 5.(1) Transport for London and the London local authorities shall...

        5. Discharge of functions by London local authorities

          1. 6.(1) The Secretary of State may make provision by regulations...

      3. Part 3 Charges applicable outside Greater London

        1. Charges to be set by enforcement authority

          1. 7.(1) Outside Greater London it is the duty of each...

        2. Guidelines given by appropriate national authority

          1. 8.(1) The levels of charges set by enforcement authorities under...

        3. Publication of levels of charges

          1. 9.An enforcement authority for an area outside Greater London shall...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Civil enforcement: special enforcement areas

      1. Designation of special enforcement areas in Greater London

        1. 1.(1) The Secretary of State may, on an application by...

      2. Variation of special enforcement area by Mayor of London

        1. 2.(1) The Mayor of London may by order under this...

      3. Designation of special enforcement areas outside Greater London

        1. 3.(1) The appropriate national authority may, on an application under...

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Civil enforcement: consequential amendments

      1. Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

        1. 1.(1) Section 46 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984...

        2. 2.In section 63A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984...

        3. 3.(1) In section 101 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act...

        4. 4.(1) Section 102 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984...

      2. Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992

        1. 5.In Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Tribunals and...

      3. London Local Authorities Act 1995

        1. 6.In the London Local Authorities Act 1995 (c. x)—

      4. London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003

        1. 7.In section 20 of the London Local Authorities and Transport...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Repeals

      1. Part 1 Civil enforcement

      2. Part 2 Other repeals

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