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Statutory Instruments

2003 No. 2188

ROAD TRAFFIC

The M6 Toll (Speed Limit) Regulations 2003

Made

21st August 2003

Laid before Parliament

29th August 2003

Coming into force

25th September 2003

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 17(2) and (3) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 134(2) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the M6 Toll (Speed Limit) Regulations 2003 and shall come into force on 25th September 2003.

Imposition of speed limit

2.—(1) No person shall drive any motor vehicle at a speed exceeding 50 miles per hour on any specified length of carriageway on the M6 Toll motorway.

(2) In this regulation “specified length of carriageway” means—

(a)the M6 Toll motorway northbound carriageway between marker post numbers MP 44/4 + 50 and MP 45/7+90; and

(b)the M6 Toll motorway southbound carriageway between marker post numbers MP 30/6+05 and MP 29/0+70.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Kim Howells

Minister of State for Transport

Department for Transport

21st August 2003

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations impose a maximum speed limit of 50 miles per hour on driving any motor vehicle on the specified lengths of carriageway on the M6 Toll, being the entry and egress to the toll lane areas at Great Wyrley and Weeford Park.

(1)

1984 c. 27. Section 17 was amended by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22), Schedule 8, paragraph 28 and Schedule 9 and by the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40), Schedule 4, paragraph 25 and Schedule 8. Section 134(2) was amended by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, Schedule 8, paragraph 77.