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Deregulation Act 2015

Part 4: Pedestrian crossings: removal of requirement to inform Secretary of State

699.Paragraph 23 removes a requirement in section 23 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 that the Secretary of State or, in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers are informed in writing before certain pedestrian crossings are established or removed.

700.This repeal will mean local traffic authorities (“LTAs”) will no longer need to notify the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers if they wish to install or remove a zebra, pelican or puffin crossing. In practice few of them do; repealing it will remove an outdated and unnecessary requirement. LTAs do not have to notify when installing other facilities such as traffic signal junctions or toucan crossings. It does not fit with the current climate where responsibility for provision of traffic management measures rests with local authorities.

701.This repeal forms part of the law of England and Wales (as does the provision repealed). It comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with the day on which the Act is passed.

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