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Part 4E+WMoving traffic contraventions

Moving traffic contraventionsE+W

8(1)A moving traffic contravention is—E+W

(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.

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I1Sch. 7 para. 8 in force at 23.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/2053, arts. 1(2), 2(1)(2)(b) (with art. 4) (as amended (17.3.2008) by S.I. 2008/757, art. 3)

I2Sch. 7 para. 8(1)(2)(4) in force at 31.3.2008 for W. by S.I. 2007/3174, art. 2, Sch.

Traffic signs subject to civil enforcement in EnglandE+W

[F18A.(1)The tables in sub-paragraph (5) specify the traffic signs that are subject to civil enforcement in England.

(2)In Table A—

(a)column (1) sets out the description, corresponding to the description in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 (S.I. 2016/362), 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 and the place in that instrument where that diagram appears.

(3)In Table B—

(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 and the place in that instrument where that diagram appears.

(4)References in the tables to any sign include—

(a)any permitted variant of that sign, and

(b)where alternative types are shown, any of those types.

(5)The tables are as follows—

Table A
(1) Description(2) Diagram number (with location in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016)
Vehicular traffic must proceed in the direction indicated by the arrow606 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 1 and Schedule 14, Part 2, item 42)
Vehicular traffic must turn ahead in the direction indicated by the arrow609 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 2)
Vehicular traffic must comply with the requirements described in paragraph 3 of Part 4 of Schedule 3610 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 3)
No right turn for vehicular traffic612 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item7 and Schedule 14, Part 2, item 43)
No left turn for vehicular traffic613 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 8 and Schedule 14, Part 2, item 43)
No U-turns for vehicular traffic614 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 6 and Schedule 14, Part 2, item 43)
Priority must be given to vehicles from the opposite direction615 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 9)
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 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 10 and Schedule 14, Part 2, item 44)
All vehicles prohibited except non-mechanically propelled vehicles being pushed by pedestrians617 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 11)
Entry to and waiting in a pedestrian zone restricted618.3B (Schedule 8, Part 2, item 1)
Entry to and waiting in a pedestrian and cycle zone restricted618.3C (Schedule 8, Part 2, item 2)
Motor vehicles prohibited619 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 12)
Motor vehicles except solo motor cycles prohibited619.1 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 18)
Solo motor cycles prohibited619.2 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 20)
Goods vehicles exceeding the maximum gross weight indicated on the goods vehicle symbol prohibited622.1A (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 13)
One way traffic652 (Schedule 9, Part 4, item 5)
Buses prohibited952 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 17)
Route for use by buses, pedal cycles and taxis only953 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 33)
Route for use by tramcars only953.1 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 36)
Route for use by pedal cycles only955 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 28)
Route for use by pedal cycles and by pedestrians only956 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 29)
Route comprising two ways, for use by pedal cycles only and by pedestrians only957 (Schedule 3, Part 2, item 32)
With-flow cycle lane959.1 (Schedule 9, Part 4, item 9)
Contra-flow cycle lane960.1 (Schedule 9, Part 4, item 6)
Marking conveying the requirements in paragraph 11 of Part 7 of Schedule 9 (box junction)1043 (Schedule 9, Part 6, item 25)
Table B
(1) Description(2) Diagram number (with location in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002)
Entry to pedestrian zone restricted618.2 (Schedule 2)
Entry to and waiting in pedestrian zone restricted618.3 (Schedule 2)
Entry to and waiting in pedestrian zone restricted (variable message sign)618.3A (Schedule 2)]
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Traffic signs subject to civil enforcement [F2in Wales] E+W

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9(1)The table below specifies the traffic signs that are subject to civil enforcement [F3in Wales].E+W

(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

[F4With flow bus lane which pedal cycles and taxis may also use ahead]

[F5958]

[F6With flow bus lane which pedal cycles may also use]

[F7959]

With-flow cycle lane959.1

[F8Contra flow bus lane]

[F9960]

Contra-flow cycle lane960.1
Box junction markings1043, 1044
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I3Sch. 7 para. 9 in force at 23.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/2053, arts. 1(2), 2(1)(2)(b) (with art. 4) (as amended (17.3.2008) by S.I. 2008/757, art. 3)

I4Sch. 7 para. 9 in force at 31.3.2008 for W. by S.I. 2007/3174, art. 2, Sch.

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10(1)The appropriate national authority may by regulations amend the [F11relevant table] so as to add further traffic signs.E+W

(2)A traffic sign may only be added to the [F12relevant] 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.

[F13(4)In this paragraph “the relevant table” means—

(a)as regards England, Table A or Table B in paragraph 8A(5);

(b)as regards Wales, the table in paragraph 9(4).]

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I5Sch. 7 para. 10 in force at 23.7.2007 for E. by S.I. 2007/2053, arts. 1(2), 2(1)(2)(b) (with art. 4) (as amended (17.3.2008) by S.I. 2008/757, art. 3)

I6Sch. 7 para. 10 in force at 31.3.2008 for W. by S.I. 2007/3174, art. 2, Sch.

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