1Traffic officers: introductionE+W
(1)This Part makes provision for the designation of individuals as traffic officers by, or under an authorisation given by, the Secretary of State or the Assembly.
(2)The duties assigned to traffic officers must be connected with, or intended to facilitate or to be conducive or incidental to—
(a)the management of traffic on the relevant road network; or
(b)the performance of any other functions of the appropriate national authority (in its capacity as a traffic authority or highway authority).
(3)In subsection (2) “the relevant road network” means—
(a)the network of relevant roads in England (in the case of traffic officers designated by, or under an authorisation given by, the Secretary of State); or
(b)the network of relevant roads in Wales (in the case of traffic officers designated by, or under an authorisation given by, the Assembly).
(4)Traffic officers shall have such special powers (for use in connection with the performance of their duties) as are referred to in section 5(1).
(5)In this Part “relevant road” means a road in England for which the Secretary of State is the traffic authority or a road in Wales for which the Assembly is the traffic authority.