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Government of Wales Act 2006

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Highways and transport

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10Highways, including bridges and tunnels. Streetworks. Traffic management and regulation. Transport facilities and services.

Exceptions—

  • Road freight transport services, including goods vehicles operating licensing.

  • Regulation of use of motor vehicles and trailers on roads, their construction and equipment and conditions under which they may be so used, apart from regulation of use of vehicles carrying animals for purpose of protecting human, animal or plant heath, animal welfare or the environment.

  • Road traffic offences.

  • Driver licensing.

  • Driving instruction.

  • Insurance of motor vehicles.

  • Drivers' hours.

  • Traffic regulation on special roads, pedestrian crossings, traffic signs and speed limits.

  • International road transport services for passengers.

  • Public service vehicle operator licensing.

  • Documents relating to vehicles and drivers for purposes of travel abroad and vehicles brought temporarily into Wales by persons resident outside the United Kingdom.

  • Vehicle excise duty and vehicle registration.

  • Provision and regulation of railway services, apart from financial assistance which—

    (a)

    does not relate to the carriage of goods,

    (b)

    is not made in connection with a railway administration order, and

    (c)

    is not made in connection with Council Regulation (EEC) No. 1893/91 on public service obligations in transport.

  • Rail transport security.

  • Railway heritage.

  • Aviation, air transport, airports and aerodromes, apart from—

    (a)

    financial assistance to providers or proposed providers of air transport services or airport facilities or services,

    (b)

    strategies by the Welsh Ministers or local or other public authorities about provision of air services, and

    (c)

    regulation of use of aircraft carrying animals for purpose of protecting human, animal or plant heath, animal welfare or the environment.

  • Shipping, apart from—

    (a)

    financial assistance for shipping services to, from or within Wales, and

    (b)

    regulation of use of vessels carrying animals for purpose of protecting human, animal or plant heath, animal welfare or the environment.

  • Navigational rights and freedoms, apart from regulation of works which may obstruct or endanger navigation.

  • Technical and safety standards of vessels.

  • Harbours, docks, piers and boatslips, apart from those used or required wholly or mainly for the fishing or agricultural industries, for recreation or for communications between places in Wales.

  • Carriage of dangerous goods (including transport of radioactive material).

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