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The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002

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Speed limits of 20 mph

16.—(1) The sign shown in diagram 674 may only be placed on a road if no point on any road (not being a cul-de-sac less than 80 metres long), to which the speed limit indicated by the sign applies, is situated more than 50 metres from a traffic calming feature.

(2) In paragraph (1) “traffic calming feature” means—

(a)a road hump constructed pursuant to section 90A of the Highways Act 1980(1) (“the 1980 Act”) or section 36 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984(2) (“the 1984 Act”) and in accordance with the Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1999(3) or the Road Humps (Scotland) Regulations 1998(4);

(b)traffic calming works constructed in accordance with section 90G of the 1980 Act(5) or section 39A of the 1984 Act(6) and in accordance with the Highways (Traffic Calming) Regulations 1999(7) or the Roads (Traffic Calming) (Scotland) Regulations 1994(8);

(c)a refuge for pedestrians which was constructed pursuant to section 68 of the 1980 Act or section 27(c) of the 1984 Act after 15th June 1999 and is so constructed as to encourage a reduction in the speed of traffic using the carriageway;

(d)a variation of the relative widths of the carriageway or of any footway pursuant to section 75 of the 1980 Act or section 1(1) or 2(1) of the 1984 Act which—

(i)was carried out after 15th June 1999 for the purpose of encouraging a reduction in the speed of traffic using the carriageway; and

(ii)had the effect of reducing the width of the carriageway; or

(e)a horizontal bend in the carriageway through which all vehicular traffic has to change direction by no less than 70 degrees within a distance of 32 metres as measured at the inner kerb radius.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1) the distance of 50 metres shall be measured along roads to which the speed limit indicated by the sign shown in diagram 674 applies.

(1)

1980 c. 66; section 90A was inserted by the Transport Act 1981 (c. 56), section 32(1), Schedule 10 Part I, paragraph 2.

(2)

1984 c. 54; section 36 was amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991, Schedule 4, paragraph 38.

(4)

S.I. 1998/1448; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1999/1000.

(5)

Section 90G was inserted by the Traffic Calming Act 1992 (c. 30), Schedule 1.

(6)

Section 39A was inserted by the Traffic Calming Act 1992, Schedule 2.

(8)

S.I. 1994/2488; relevant amending instrument is S.I. 1999/1000.

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