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Traffic Management Act 2004

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Section 73

SCHEDULE 7Road traffic contraventions subject to civil enforcement

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Part 1Parking contraventions

Parking contraventions

1References in this Part of this Act to a parking contravention shall be construed as follows.

Contraventions relating to parking places in Greater London

2(1)In Greater London there is a parking contravention in relation to a vehicle if the vehicle is stationary in a parking place and—

(a)the vehicle has been left—

(i)otherwise than as authorised by or under any order relating to the parking place, or

(ii)beyond the period of parking that has been paid for,

(b)no parking charge payable with respect to the vehicle has been paid, or

(c)there has been, with respect to the vehicle, a contravention of any provision made by or under any order relating to the parking place.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) “parking place” means—

(a)a parking place designated by an order made under section 6, 9 or 45 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27), or

(b)an off-street parking place provided under section 32(1)(a) of that Act.

Other parking contraventions in Greater London

3(1)In Greater London there is a parking contravention in relation to a vehicle if it is stationary in circumstances in which any of the offences listed below is committed.

(2)The offences are—

(a)an offence under section 15 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1974 (c. xxiv) (parking on footways, verges, etc.);

(b)an offence under section 8, 11, 16(1) or 16C of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (contravention of certain traffic orders) of contravening—

(i)a prohibition or restriction on waiting of vehicles, or

(ii)provision relating to any of the matters mentioned in paragraph 7 or 8 of Schedule 1 to that Act (conditions for loading or unloading, or delivering or collecting);

(c)an offence under section 25(5) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 of contravening regulation 18 or 20 of the Zebra, Pelican and Puffin Pedestrian Crossings Regulations and General Directions 1997 (S.I. 1997/2400) (prohibition on stopping vehicles on or near pedestrian crossings);

(d)an offence under section 35A(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (contravention of orders relating to parking places provided under section 32 or 33 of that Act);

(e)an offence under section 61(5) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (parking in loading areas);

(f)an offence under section 19 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (parking of HGVs on verges, central reservations or footways);

(g)an offence under section 21 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (offences relating to cycle tracks) of parking a vehicle wholly or partly on a cycle track;

(h)an offence under section 36(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (failure to comply with traffic sign) of failing to comply with a sign of a type referred to in—

(i)regulation 10(1)(b) of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (S.I. 2002/3113) (zig-zag lines relating to certain crossings), or

(ii)regulation 29(1) of those regulations (bus stop or bus stand markings).

(3)This paragraph does not apply to a contravention within paragraph 2 above (contraventions relating to parking places).

Parking contraventions outside Greater London

4(1)Outside Greater London there is a parking contravention in relation to a vehicle if it is stationary in circumstances in which any of the offences listed below is committed.

(2)The offences are—

(a)an offence under section 64(3) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 57) of causing a vehicle to stop on part of a road appointed, or deemed to have been appointed, as a hackney carriage stand;

(b)an offence under section 5, 11, 16(1) or 16C of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) (contravention of certain traffic orders) of contravening a prohibition or restriction on waiting, or loading or unloading, of vehicles;

(c)an offence under section 25(5) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 of contravening regulation 18 or 20 of the Zebra, Pelican and Puffin Pedestrian Crossings Regulations and General Directions 1997 (S.I. 1997/2400) (prohibition on stopping vehicles on or near pedestrian crossings);

(d)an offence under section 35A(1), 47(1) or 53(5) or (6) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (offences in connection with parking places);

(e)an offence under section 61(5) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (parking in loading areas);

(f)an offence under section 6(6) of the Essex Act 1987 (c. xx) of leaving a vehicle on any land in contravention of a prohibition under that section (prohibitions relating to verges and certain other land adjoining or accessible from highway);

(g)an offence under section 19 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (parking of HGVs on verges, central reservations or footways);

(h)an offence under section 21 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (offences relating to cycle tracks) of parking a vehicle wholly or partly on a cycle track;

(i)an offence under section 36(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (failure to comply with traffic sign) of failing to comply with a sign of a type referred to in—

(i)regulation 10(1)(b) of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (S.I. 2002/3113) (zig-zag lines relating to certain crossings), or

(ii)regulation 29(1) of those regulations (bus stop or bus stand markings).

Power to add further offences

5(1)The appropriate national authority may by regulations amend paragraph 3 or 4 so as to add further offences (but only in so far as they relate to stationary vehicles).

(2)Before making regulations amending paragraph 3 the Secretary of State shall consult—

(a)the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and the Commissioner of Police for the City of London, and

(b)such associations of London authorities (if any) as he thinks appropriate.

(3)Before making regulations amending paragraph 4 the appropriate national authority shall consult—

(a)such representatives of chief officers of police, and

(b)such associations of local authorities (if any),

as the authority considers appropriate.

Part 2Bus lane contraventions

Bus lane contraventions

6(1)A bus lane contravention is a contravention of any provision of a traffic order relating to the use of an area of road that is or forms part of a bus lane.

(2)An area of road is or forms part of a bus lane if the order provides that it may be used—

(a)only by buses (or a particular description of bus), or

(b)only by buses (or a particular description of bus) and some other class or classes of vehicular traffic.

(3)In this paragraph—

  • “bus” includes a tramcar (within the meaning of section 141A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)) and a trolley vehicle (within the meaning of that section); and

  • “traffic order” means an order under section 1, 6, 9 or 14 of that Act.

Part 3London lorry ban contraventions

London lorry ban contraventions

7A London lorry ban contravention is a contravention of the Greater London (Restriction of Goods Vehicles) Traffic Order 1985 made by the Greater London Council under section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, or any order replacing that order, as amended from time to time.

Part 4Moving traffic contraventions

Moving traffic contraventions

8(1)A moving traffic contravention is—

(a)an offence under section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) of failing to comply with the indication given by a traffic sign that is subject to civil enforcement (see paragraph 9), or

(b)an offence of failing to comply with a traffic order in so far as it makes provision for a requirement, restriction or prohibition that is conveyed by a traffic sign subject to civil enforcement.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)(b) “traffic order” means an order under section 1, 6, 9, 14 or 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27).

(3)If conduct is both a moving traffic contravention and a London lorry ban contravention (see Part 3 above), a penalty charge may only be imposed on the latter basis.

(4)If in any other case the same conduct is a moving traffic contravention under sub-paragraph (1)(a) and (b), a penalty charge may be imposed on either basis but not both.

Traffic signs subject to civil enforcement

9(1)The table below specifies the traffic signs that are subject to civil enforcement.

(2)In the table—

(a)column 1 sets out the description, corresponding to the description in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (S.I. 2002/3113), of the requirement, restriction or prohibition conveyed by the sign, and

(b)column 2 sets out the number given to the diagram illustrating the sign in that instrument.

(3)References in the table to any sign include any permitted variant of that sign.

(4)The table is as follows:

DescriptionDiagram number
Vehicular traffic must proceed in the direction indicated by the arrow606
Vehicular traffic must turn ahead in the direction indicated by the arrow609
Vehicular traffic must comply with the requirements in regulation 15610
No right turn for vehicular traffic612
No left turn for vehicular traffic613
No U-turns for vehicular traffic614
Priority must be given to vehicles from the opposite direction615, 615.1
No entry for vehicular traffic (when the restriction or prohibition is one that may be indicated by another traffic sign subject to civil enforcement)616
All vehicles prohibited except non-mechanically propelled vehicles being pushed by pedestrians617
Entry to pedestrian zone restricted (alternative types)618.2
Entry to and waiting in pedestrian zone restricted (alternative types)618.3
Entry to and waiting in pedestrian zone restricted (variable message sign)618.3A
Motor vehicles prohibited619
Motor vehicles except solo motor cycles prohibited619.1
Solo motor cycles prohibited619.2
Goods vehicles exceeding the maximum gross weight indicated on the goods vehicle symbol prohibited622.1A
One way traffic652
Buses prohibited952
Route for use by buses and pedal cycles only953
Route for use by tramcars only953.1
Route for use by pedal cycles only955
Route for use by pedal cycles and pedestrians only956
Route comprising two ways, for use by pedal cycles only and by pedestrians only957
With-flow cycle lane959.1
Contra-flow cycle lane960.1
Box junction markings1043, 1044

Power to amend table

10(1)The appropriate national authority may by regulations amend the table in paragraph 9(4) so as to add further traffic signs.

(2)A traffic sign may only be added to the table if it is of a type—

(a)regulating the movement of vehicles (and not stationary vehicles),

(b)to which section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) applies (offence of failure to comply with traffic sign), and

(c)failure to comply with which is not an offence involving obligatory endorsement.

In paragraph (c) “offence involving obligatory endorsement” has the meaning given by section 96 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53).

(3)Before making regulations under this paragraph the appropriate national authority shall consult—

(a)such representatives of chief officers of police, and

(b)such associations of local authorities (if any),

as the authority considers appropriate.

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