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PART 1The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  (1)  These regulations—

(a)may be cited as the Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011;

(b)together with the general directions contained in Part 2 of this instrument, may be cited as the Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations and General Directions 2011; and

(c)come into force on 30th January 2012.

(2) In these regulations, “the 2002 regulations” means the Traffic Signs Regulations 2002(1).

Preliminary

2.  The 2002 regulations are amended as follows.

Amendment of regulation 4

3.  (1)  Regulation 4 (interpretation—general) is amended as follows.

(2) After the definition of “cycle track”, insert—

“designated lane” means a traffic lane reserved, by an order under section 1 or 6 of the 1984 Act (traffic regulation orders and orders similar to traffic regulation orders), for use by such class of vehicular traffic as is, by the order, specified for the purpose of that reservation;.

(3) After the definition of “enactment”, insert—

“enforcement agency”, in relation to a sign, means a successor (whether immediate or not) of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency where that successor is responsible for any enforcement to which the sign relates;.

(4) In the definition of “equestrian crossing”, in paragraph (b)(ii), after “diagram 4003.4” insert “(whether or not placed with the signal shown in diagram 4003.4A)”.

(5) In the definition of “maximum laden weight”, for “section 41(8)” substitute “section 41(7)”.

(6) In the definition of “signal-controlled pedestrian facility”, in paragraph (c)(ii), after “diagram 4003.1” insert “(whether or not placed with the signal shown in diagram 4003.1A)”.

(7) In the definition of “Toucan crossing”, in paragraph (b)(ii), after “diagram 4003.7” insert “(whether or not placed with the signal shown in diagram 4003.7A)”.

(8) After the definition of “traffic lane”, insert—

“traffic officer” has the meaning given in section 100(5) of the 1984 Act;.

Amendment of regulation 6

4.  In regulation 6 (interpretation of references), in paragraph (f), for “prohibition or speed limit” in both places where it occurs, substitute “prohibition, speed limit or advised maximum speed”.

Amendment of regulation 10

5.  In regulation 10 (application of section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to signs and disqualification for offences), in paragraph (1)(f), for “1043, 1044 and” substitute “1043, 1044, 1044.1, 1044.2 and”.

Amendment of regulation 12

6.  In regulation 12 (variations of dimensions), in paragraph (4), after “1001.2,” insert “1001.2A,”.

Amendment of regulation 13

7.  In regulation 13 (proportions and form of letters, numerals, symbols and other characters)—

(a)in paragraph (2)(c), for “2511, 2512” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1”;

(b)in paragraph (2)(e) and (f), for “2919.1” substitute “2919.2”;

(c)in paragraph (4)(d), for “2919.1” substitute “2919.2”;

(d)in paragraph (7)(c), for “2511, 2512” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1”; and

(e)in paragraph (7)(e) and (f), for “2919.1” substitute “2919.2”.

Amendment of regulation 17

8.  In regulation 17 (permitted variants of upright signs), omit paragraph (10).

Amendment of regulation 19

9.  In regulation 19 (illumination of signs—further provisions), in paragraph (4)(c), for “2511, 2512,” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1”.

Amendment of regulation 22

10.  In regulation 22 (buses)—

(a)in paragraph (1), for “In the signs shown in” substitute “In Part I of Schedule 19 and in the signs shown in”; and

(b)in paragraph (2), for “in the signs referred to in paragraph (1)” substitute “in Part I of Schedule 19 and in the signs referred to in paragraph (1)”.

Amendment of regulation 23

11.  In regulation 23 (bus lanes), in paragraph (2)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (b), omit “and”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (c), for “diagram 958 or 959” substitute “diagram 958, 958A, 959 or 959A”; and

(c)after sub-paragraph (c), insert—

and

(d)solo motor cycles where indicated on the sign shown in diagram 958A or 959A..

Amendment of regulation 24

12.  In regulation 24 (bus symbols), in paragraph (2), for “diagrams 958 and 959” substitute “diagrams 958, 958A, 959 and 959A”.

Amendment of regulation 26

13.  (1)  Regulation 26 (road markings shown in diagrams 1013.1, 1013.3 and 1013.4: double white lines) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (5)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (b), for the words beginning with “or, in England” and ending with “purposes”, substitute “or, in England and Wales, fire and rescue authority, ambulance, special forces, police or traffic officer purposes”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (e), after “a constable in uniform or” insert “traffic officer in uniform or”.

(3) In paragraph (6)(h), after “a constable in uniform” insert “, a traffic officer in uniform”.

Amendment of regulation 27

14.  In regulation 27 (road marking shown in diagram 1001.3: zig-zag lines—no stopping), in paragraph (3)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a), after “a constable in uniform” insert “, a traffic officer in uniform”;

(b)after sub-paragraph (b), omit “or”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (c), for the words beginning with “or, in England” and ending with “purposes”, substitute “or, in England and Wales, fire and rescue authority, ambulance, special forces or traffic officer purposes”; and

(d)after sub-paragraph (c), omit “or”.

Amendment of regulation 29

15.  In regulation 29 (the heading to which becomes “Road markings shown in diagrams 1025.1, 1025.3, 1025.4, 1043, 1044, 1044.1 and 1044.2: bus stop and bus stand clearways and box junctions”), in paragraph (2), for “diagrams 1043 and 1044” substitute “diagrams 1043, 1044, 1044.1 and 1044.2”.

Amendment of regulation 31

16.  In regulation 31 (illumination of road markings), in paragraph (1), after “1001.2,” insert “1001.2A,”.

Amendment of regulation 36

17.  In regulation 36 (significance of light signals prescribed by regulations 33 to 35), in paragraph (2), after “a constable in uniform” insert “, a traffic officer in uniform”.

Substitution of regulation 38

18.  For regulation 38 (significance of light signals prescribed by regulation 37(1)), substitute—

38.  (1)  The significance of the light signals prescribed by regulation 37(1) shall be as follows.

(2) Subject to paragraph (5), the signals shown in diagram 6032.1 shall convey the prohibition that vehicular traffic on the carriageway beside which the signals are mounted shall not proceed beyond the signals.

(3) Subject to paragraph (5), when displayed over the carriageway of a road, the signals shown in diagram 6031.1 shall convey the prohibition that vehicular traffic proceeding in the traffic lane immediately below the signals shall not proceed beyond them in that lane.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), when displayed over an actively managed hard shoulder, the signals shown in diagram 6031.1 shall convey the prohibition that vehicular traffic shall not enter the hard shoulder beyond the signals for any purpose.

(5) The prohibition mentioned in paragraph (2), (3) or (4), as the case may be, shall not apply—

(a)to a vehicle being used—

(i)for any of the purposes mentioned in regulation 36(1)(b); or

(ii)for traffic officer purposes,

when the observance of that prohibition would be likely to hinder the use of that vehicle for the purpose for which it is being used; or

(b)to a vehicle being used for special forces purposes..

Amendment of regulation 43

19.  (1)  Regulation 43 (meaning of stop line and references to light signals) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2)—

(a)after “Where the road marking shown in diagram 1001.2” insert “or 1001.2A”; and

(b)in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b), after “a pedal cycle proceeding in the cycle lane” in each place where it occurs, insert “or through the cycle entry”.

(3) In paragraph (5)(c)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (i), after “the road markings shown in” insert “diagram 1001.2A or in”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (ii), for “in either version of that diagram” substitute “in diagram 1001.2A or in either version of diagram 1001.2”;

(c)after sub-paragraph (ii), omit “and”; and

(d)after sub-paragraph (iii), insert—

and

(iv)“the cycle entry” means the diagonal broken line shown in diagram 1001.2A. .

Amendment of regulation 46

20.  In regulation 46 (matrix signs for motorways and all-purpose dual carriageway roads), in paragraphs (1), (3) and (5), for “speed limit” in each place where it occurs, substitute “advised maximum speed”.

Amendment of regulation 47

21.  (1)  Regulation 47 (light signals at signal-controlled pedestrian facilities) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (2), insert—

(2A) Where a sign consisting of either a single unit of the size, colour and type shown in diagram 4003.1 or of two units, one comprising the upper and the other the lower part of that unit placed close together, is placed in relation to a crossing—

(a)any additional device for causing the green signal in that sign to become illuminated shall—

(i)be of the size, colour and type of only the part of that sign which includes the push button and the legend above it; and

(ii)comply with the requirements of paragraph (3)(e) so far as relevant to it; and

(b)any additional sign for conveying to pedestrian traffic the warning and information specified in paragraph (4) shall—

(i)be of the size, colour and type shown in diagram 4003.1A; and

(ii)comply with the requirements of paragraph (3)..

(3) Omit paragraph (5).

Amendment of regulation 48

22.  (1)  Regulation 48 (light signals at equestrian crossings) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (2), insert—

(2A) Where a sign consisting of either a single unit of the size, colour and type shown in diagram 4003.4 or of two units, one comprising the upper and the other the lower part of that unit placed close together, is placed in relation to a crossing—

(a)any additional device for causing the green signal in that sign to become illuminated shall—

(i)be of the size, colour and type of only the part of that sign which includes the push button and the legend above it; and

(ii)comply with the requirements of paragraph (3)(e) so far as relevant to it; and

(b)any additional sign for conveying to equestrian traffic the warning and information specified in paragraph (4) shall—

(i)be of the size, colour and type shown in diagram 4003.4A; and

(ii)comply with the requirements of paragraph (3)..

(3) Omit paragraph (5).

Amendment of regulation 49

23.  (1)  Regulation 49 (light signals at Toucan crossings) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (2), insert—

(2A) Where a sign consisting of either a single unit of the size, colour and type shown in diagram 4003.7 or of two units, one comprising the upper and the other the lower part of that unit placed close together, is placed in relation to a crossing—

(a)any additional device for causing the green signal in that sign to become illuminated shall—

(i)be of the size, colour and type of only the part of that sign which includes the push button and the legend above it; and

(ii)comply with the requirements of paragraph (3)(e) so far as relevant to it; and

(b)any additional sign for conveying to pedestrians and pedal cyclists the warning and information specified in paragraph (4) shall—

(i)be of the size, colour and type shown in diagram 4003.7A; and

(ii)comply with the requirements of paragraph (3)..

(3) For paragraph (3)(a), substitute—

(a)the—

(i)red figures (“the red signal”) in the signs shown in diagrams 4003.5, 4003.7 and 4003.7A; and

(ii)red cycle symbol (“the red signal”) in diagrams 4003.7 and 4003.7A,

can be internally illuminated by a steady light;.

(4) Omit paragraph (5).

Amendment of regulation 51

24.  In regulation 51 (cattle crossing signs and warning lights), in paragraph (1), after “A sign of the size, colour and type shown in diagram 4005” insert “, and which has ES compliant signal heads,”.

Amendment of regulation 53

25.  (1)  Regulation 53 (temporary signs) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1)—

(a)after sub-paragraph (e)(iv), omit “or”; and

(b)after sub-paragraph (f), insert—

or

(g)warnings, or information, about—

(i)a civil emergency; or

(ii)the prospect of a civil emergency..

(3) After paragraph (6), insert—

(7) In this regulation, “a civil emergency” means—

(a)an emergency within the meaning of section 1 of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004(2); or

(b)terrorism within the meaning of section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000(3)..

Amendment of regulation 54

26.  In regulation 54 (flashing beacons), in paragraph (2)(c), for “450” substitute “150”.

Substitution of regulation 55

27.  For regulation 55 (road danger lamps) and the heading to it, substitute—

Warning lights

55.  (1)  A lamp for indicating to traffic the limits of a temporary obstruction of the road (a “warning light”) shall comply with the requirements in paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6).

(2) The height of the centre of each lens of the warning light from the surface of the road in the immediate vicinity of the lamp shall not exceed 1500 millimetres where the speed limit on the road is 40 mph or less, or 1200 millimetres where the speed limit on the road is more than 40 mph.

(3) The warning light—

(a)shall be powered separately from any other object or device; and

(b)shall show a steady or intermittent amber light.

(4) Subject to paragraphs (5) and (6), the whole of the warning light shall conform—

(a)to British Standard BS EN 12352:2006 incorporating corrigenda July 2008 and July 2009; or

(b)to a corresponding EEA Standard.

(5) In relation to each aspect of performance specified in column (2) of an item in the Table, the warning light shall comply with—

(a)the requirement or test specification of British Standard BS EN 12352:2006 incorporating corrigenda July 2008 and July 2009 specified in column (3) of the item; or

(b)an equivalent requirement or test specification specified in a corresponding EEA Standard.

Table

(1)

Item

(2)

Aspect of performance

(3)

Requirement or test specification and class

NOTE 1: A light flashing at a rate of 900 flashes per minute or more shall be deemed to comply with class F1.

NOTE 2: A light manufactured before 1st January 2011 and having a flash rate of not less than 75 nor more than 150 flashes per minute shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of item 6 until and including 31st December 2015.

1.Area, angle and luminous intensityClass L1 or L3 in Table 1
2.Light emitting surface

For class L1 lights: paragraph 4.1.2.1

For class L3 lights: class P1

3.Colorimetric performance of light emittedClass C yellow 1 in Table 2
4.Retro-reflective deviceClass R2
5.Automatic photosensitive switchingClass A1
6.Continuity of emitted lightClass F1 (steady) or class F2 (but see NOTE 1 and NOTE 2)
7.On-time (flashing lights)Class O2
8.Mechanical strengthClass M4

(6) The external surface of the parts of the warning light which are not the lenses and are visible to road users shall be of a colour having the colorimetric values—

(a)of reference 355 Lemon, or reference 356 Golden yellow, in Table 1 (standard colours) of British Standard BS 381C : 1996; or

(b)of an equivalent reference specified in a corresponding EEA Standard..

Amendment of regulation 56

28.  (1)  Regulation 56 (cones, delineators and cylinders) is amended as follows.

(2) For paragraph (2), substitute—

(2) A cone shall consist of a conically shaped device—

(a)the base of which—

(i)is of any single colour; and

(ii)is a polygon, having not more than eight sides, which would be contained wholly within a circle with a diameter of three quarters of the height of the cone; and

(b)which, subject to paragraph (15), conforms to British Standard BS EN 13422:2004+A1:2009 or to a corresponding EEA Standard..

(3) In paragraph (5), for “British Standard Specification BS873: Part 8: 1985” substitute “British Standard BS EN 13422:2004+A1:2009”.

(4) In paragraph (7), for sub-paragraph (b), substitute—

(b)which conforms to British Standard BS 8442:2006 or to a corresponding EEA Standard;.

(5) In paragraph (10), for “British Standard Specification BS 873: Part 8: 1985” substitute “British Standard BS EN 13422:2004+A1:2009”.

(6) In paragraph (11), for “made of rubber or flexible plastic material” substitute “which, subject to paragraph (15), conforms to British Standard BS EN 13422:2004+A1:2009 or to a corresponding EEA Standard”.

(7) In paragraph (14), for “British Standard Specification BS873: Part 8: 1985” substitute “British Standard BS EN 13422:2004+A1:2009”.

(8) After paragraph (14), insert—

(15) In relation to each aspect of performance specified in column (2) of an item in the Table, a cone or cylinder shall comply with—

(a)the requirement or test specification of British Standard BS EN 13422:2004+A1:2009 specified in column (3) of the item; or

(b)an equivalent requirement or test specification specified in a corresponding EEA Standard.

Table

(1)

Item

(2)

Aspect of performance

(3)

Requirement or test specification and class

1.

Daylight chromaticity co-ordinates and luminance factors

Retroreflective material:

Class LB in Table 2

Non-retroreflective exterior surfaces:

Table 3.A

Non-retroreflective interior surfaces:

Table 3.B

2.

Coefficient of retroreflection

Dry conditions:

Class R1B or R2B in Table 4.B

Wet conditions:

Class WT 1 in Table 6

3.Height and minimum weight (cones)Class W3 in Table 1

Amendment of regulation 58

29.  (1)  Regulation 58 (variable message signs) is amended as follows.

(2) After paragraph (2), insert—

(2A) When a variable message sign displays—

(a)a sign shown in a diagram in Schedule 11 (except diagram 6031.1); or

(b)a legend of the type shown in Schedule 15,

any symbol or legend may be displayed in white, off-white or yellow on a dark   background..

(3) After paragraph (9) insert—

(10) When a variable message sign displays any of the following messages—

(a)a sign referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (c);

(b)a legend referred to in paragraph (1)(b); or

(c)a sign referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) of paragraph (7) accompanied, in accordance with that paragraph, by the legend “SLOW DOWN”,

the variable message sign shall display the whole of that message at the same time..

Amendment of Schedule 16

30.  (1)  Schedule 16 (permitted variants) is amended as follows.

(2) In column (2) of item 1—

(a)after “530,” insert “530A,”;

(b)for “532.2, 532.3,” substitute “532.2, 532.2A, 532.3, 532.3A,”;

(c)after “818.3 (other than in respect of distance),” insert “818.5,”; and

(d)after “6001,” insert “7014.1,”.

(3) Omit—

2.629.1Metric units to one decimal place of a metre may be substituted for imperial units when the sign is placed in combination with another sign shown in diagram 629.1 which has not been so varied.

(4) In column (2) of item 3—

(a)omit “2601.1,”; and

(b)for “2511, 2512,” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1,”.

(5) In column (2) of item 5, after “2602.1,” insert “2602.1A,”.

(6) In item 6—

(a)in column (2)—

(i)after “and 818.3 (in respect of distance),” insert “818.4, 818.5,”;

(ii)for “2511, 2512,” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1,”; and

(iii)after “2701.1,” insert “2711.1,”; and

(b)in column (3)—

(i)in paragraph (1), for “Numerals indicating distance” substitute “Subject to paragraph (4), numerals indicating distance”;

(ii)in paragraph (2), for “diagram 2316” substitute “diagram 818.3”; and

(iii)after paragraph (3), insert—

(4) Where emergency exits are more than 880 yards apart, distances shown on the sign shown in diagram 2711.1 shall be expressed in miles to the nearest ¼ mile with the fractions ¾, ½ and ¼ being used..

(7) In column (2) of item 8—

(a)for “2310.1” substitute “2310.2”; and

(b)for “2919.1*” substitute “2919.2*”.

(8) In column (2) of item 9—

(a)after “2508,” insert “2601.1,”; and

(b)after “2602.1,” insert “2602.1A,”.

(9) In column (2) of item 11—

(a)after “660.6,” insert “660.8, 660.9,”;

(b)omit “818.3, 818.4,”; and

(c)after “820,” insert “820A,”.

(10) In column (2) of item 12—

(a)for “2511” substitute “2511.1”; and

(b)after “2601.1,” insert “2601.1A, 2602.1A, 2602.1C,”.

(11) In column (2) of item 13, after “2711*,” insert “2711.1*,”.

(12) In column (2) of item 15—

(a)for “2512” substitute “2512.1”; and

(b)after “2602.1,” insert “2602.1B,”.

(13) In column (2) of item 16, after “2513,” insert “2601.1, 2601.1A,”.

(14) In column (2) of item 19—

(a)after “818.4,” insert “818.5,”;

(b)after “2601.1,” insert “2601.1A,”; and

(c)after “2602.1,” insert “2602.1A, 2602.1B, 2602.1C,”.

(15) In column (2) of item 20—

(a)after “818.4**,” insert “818.5**,”;

(b)after “2601.1,” insert “2601.1A,”; and

(c)after “2602.1,” insert “2602.1A, 2602.1B, 2602.1C,”.

(16) In column (2) of item 28—

(a)after “818.4,” insert “820A,”;

(b)after “2329,” insert “2502,”;

(c)for “2511, 2512,” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1,”;

(d)omit “2602.1,”;

(e)after “2711,” insert “2711.1,”;

(f)after “4003.1,” insert “4003.1A,”; and

(g)after “4003.4,” insert “4003.4A,”.

(17) In column (2) of item 29, omit “2602.1,”.

(18) In item 31—

(a)in column (2), for “2511*, 2512*,” substitute “2511.1*, 2512.1*,”; and

(b)in column (3), after “530,” insert “530A,”.

(19) In item 34—

(a)in column (2)—

(i)for “2511, 2512,” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1,”;

(ii)after “2601.1,” insert “2601.1A,”; and

(iii)after “2602.1,” insert “2602.1A, 2602.1B, 2602.1C,”; and

(b)in paragraph (7) of column (3), for “2310.1” substitute “814.2”.

(20) In column (2) of item 38—

(a)after “637.2*,” insert “637.2A*,”;

(b)after “660.7,” insert “660.9,”;

(c)after “663.1,” insert “663.2, 663.3,”;

(d)omit “962.2,”; and

(e)for “2511, 2512,” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1,”.

(21) In column (2) of item 39—

(a)after “660.7,” insert “660.9,”; and

(b)after “663.1” insert “, 663.2, 663.3”.

(22) After item 46, insert—

47.3000Where the character or layout of the road restricts the visibility of the signals shown in the diagram, the maximum height of 4000 millimetres may be increased as appropriate to a maximum of 6100 millimetres.

Amendment of Schedule 17

31.  (1)  Schedule 17 (illumination of signs) is amended as follows.

(2) In item 1—

(a)in column (2)—

(i)after “530,” insert “530A,”;

(ii)for—

532.2 (in respect of the triangle symbols), 532.3 (in respect of the triangle symbols),

substitute—

532.2 (in respect of the triangle symbols), 532.2A (in respect of the triangle symbols), 532.3 (in respect of the triangle symbols), 532.3A (in respect of the triangle symbols),;

(iii)for “7004, 7005, 7006,” substitute “7004**, 7005**, 7006**,”; and

(iv)for—

7201, 7201.1, 7202, 7203, 7203.1, 7204, 7205, 7206, 7207, 7208, 7210, 7211.1, 7212, 7213, 7214, 7215, 7216, 7217, 7218, 7220, 7221, 7230, 7231, 7232, 7233, 7234, 7235, 7236, 7237, 7238, 7239, 7240, 7241, 7242, 7250, 7251, 7252, 7253, 7254, 7255, 7256, 7260, 7261, 7262, 7263, 7264, 7270, 7271, 7272, 7274, 7275, 7290, 7291, 7292, 7293, 7294

substitute—

7201**, 7201.1**, 7202**, 7203**, 7203.1**, 7204**, 7205**, 7206**, 7207**, 7208**, 7210**, 7211.1**, 7212**, 7213**, 7214**, 7215**, 7216**, 7217**, 7218**, 7220**, 7221**, 7230**, 7231**, 7232**, 7233**, 7234**, 7235**, 7236**, 7237**, 7238**, 7239**, 7240**, 7241**, 7242**, 7250**, 7251**, 7252**, 7253**, 7254**, 7255**, 7256**, 7260**, 7261**, 7262**, 7263**, 7264**, 7270**, 7271**, 7272**, 7274**, 7275**, 7290**, 7291**, 7292**, 7293**, 7294**; and

(b)in column (3), after paragraph (4) insert—

(5) In addition to such of the requirements in paragraphs (1) to (4) as apply to a sign, where a sign is shown in a diagram whose number is marked with two asterisks in column (2), the part of that sign coloured yellow may be fluorescent..

(3) In column (2) of item 2, after “2711” insert “, 2711.1”.

(4) In item 4—

(a)in column (2)—

(i)after “528.1,” insert “543.1 (when mounted on a post or support pursuant to direction 44A(5)),”;

(ii)for “663.1, 664,” substitute “663.1, 663.2, 663.3, 664, 664.1,”;

(iii)for “820,” substitute “818.5, 820, 820A,”;

(iv)for “832.1A, 832.2A,” substitute “832.1B, 832.2B,”;

(v)for “958.1, 959, 959.1, 960, 960.1,” substitute “958A, 958.1, 959, 959A, 959.1, 960, 960.1, 960.2,”;

(vi)for “2310.1” substitute “2310.2”;

(vii)for “2511, 2512,” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1,”;

(viii)for “2702”, “2703”, “2704”, “2705”, “2706”, “2707” and “2716” substitute respectively “2702*”, “2703*”, “2704*”, “2705*”, “2706*”, “2707*” and “2716*”;

(ix)for “2919.1” substitute “2919.2”; and

(x)for “7002A”, “7002B”, “7002.1”, “7003.1”, “7006.1”, “7402” and “7403” substitute respectively “7002A*”, “7002B*”, “7002.1*”, “7003.1*”, “7006.1*”, “7402*” and “7403*”; and

(b)in column (3), for—

The sign may be illuminated by a means of internal or external lighting but, if not so illuminated throughout the hours of darkness, it shall be reflectorised in accordance with regulation 19.

substitute —

(1) The sign may be illuminated by a means of internal or external lighting but, if not so illuminated throughout the hours of darkness, it shall be reflectorised in accordance with regulation 19(3) and (4).

(2) In addition to the requirement in paragraph (1), where a sign is shown in a diagram whose number is marked with an asterisk in column (2), the part of that sign coloured yellow may be fluorescent..

(5) In column (2) of item 6, after “614,” insert “616,”.

(6) In column (2) of item 8, after “7001.2,” insert “7009.1,”.

(7) In column (2) of item 9—

(a)for “532.2 and 532.3” substitute “532.2, 532.2A, 532.3 and 532.3A”;

(b)after “637.2,” insert “637.2A,”;

(c)after “660.7,” insert “660.8, 660.9,”;

(d)after “2601.1,” insert “2601.1A,”; and

(e)after “2602.1,” insert “2602.1A, 2602.1B, 2602.1C,”.

(8) In column (2) of item 12—

(a)after “1001.2,” insert “1001.2A,”; and

(b)after “1043, 1044,” insert “1044.1, 1044.2,”.

(9) After item 16, insert—

17.7014.1

(1) Where the sign is placed pursuant to direction 37 in connection with works involving a temporary reduction in height, it—

(a)shall be reflectorised in accordance with regulation 19(3) and (4); and

(b)may also be illuminated by a means of internal or external lighting.

(2) Where the sign—

(a)is placed pursuant to direction 37 in connection with works involving a permanent reduction in height; and

(b)is erected on a road within 50 metres of any lamp lit by electricity which forms part of a system of street-lighting for that road furnished by means of at least three such lamps placed not more than 183 metres (in Scotland 185 metres) apart,

it shall be illuminated by a means of internal or external lighting either for so long as that system is illuminated, or throughout the hours of darkness, and may also be reflectorised.

Amendment of Part I of Schedule 19

32.  (1)  Part I of Schedule 19 (significance of bus stop and bus stand clearway markings) is amended as follows.

(2) For paragraph 3, substitute—

3.  (1)  Where the sign shown in diagram 974 or 975 is placed and is not varied to “except local buses”, nothing in paragraph 2 applies to the driver of a bus who causes the bus to stop within the clearway for so long as may be necessary—

(a)to maintain a published timetable for the service (provided, in the case of a bus stop clearway, that the bus is not stopped within the clearway for a period exceeding two minutes);

(b)to enable passengers to board or alight from the bus; or

(c)to enable the crew of the bus to be changed.

(2) Where the sign shown in diagram 974 or 975 is placed and is varied to “except local buses”, nothing in paragraph 2 applies to the driver of a bus being used in the provision of a local service who causes the bus to stop within the clearway for so long as may be necessary—

(a)to maintain a published timetable for the service (provided, in the case of a bus stop clearway, that the bus is not stopped within the clearway for a period exceeding two minutes);

(b)to enable passengers to board or alight from the bus; or

(c)to enable the crew of the bus to be changed..

(3) In paragraph 4(1) (other exceptions)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a), for “or police purposes” substitute “, police or traffic officer purposes”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b)—

(i)after sub-paragraph (ii), omit “or”; and

(ii)after sub-paragraph (iii), insert—

or

(iv)a traffic officer in uniform;.

Amendment of Part II of Schedule 19

33.  (1)  Part II of Schedule 19 (significance of box junction markings) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 6, for—

(a)“box junction” means the area of carriageway marked with yellow cross-hatching at a junction between two or more roads on which there has been placed the road marking shown in diagram 1043 or 1044; and

substitute—

(a)“box junction” means the area of carriageway marked with yellow cross-hatching—

(i)at a junction between two or more roads;

(ii)at a gyratory system or roundabout;

(iii)where that area of carriageway is not greater than 4.5 metres wide at its narrowest point; or

(iv)on the length of road adjacent to the vehicular entrance to the premises of a fire, police or ambulance station,

on which there has been placed the road marking shown in diagram 1043, 1044, 1044.1 or 1044.2; and.

(3) In paragraph 7—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1), for—

Except when placed in the circumstances described in paragraph 8, the road markings shown in diagrams 1043 and 1044

substitute—

Subject to paragraph 9, the road markings shown in diagrams 1043, 1044 and 1044.1; and

(b)for sub-paragraph (2), substitute—

(2) The prohibition in sub-paragraph (1) does not apply to any person where the box junction is at a junction between two or more roads (but not at a gyratory system or roundabout) and the person—

(a)causes a vehicle to enter the box junction for the purpose of turning right; and

(b)stops the vehicle within the box junction for so long as the vehicle is prevented from completing the right turn—

(i)by oncoming vehicles; or

(ii)by vehicles which are stationary whilst waiting to complete a right turn..

(4) In paragraph 8, for—

When the road marking shown in diagram 1043 or 1044 is placed in conjunction with the signs shown in diagrams 615 and 811 on an area of carriageway which is less than 4.5 metres wide at its narrowest point, the road marking

substitute—

Subject to paragraph 9, the road marking shown in diagram 1044.2.

(5) After paragraph 8, insert—

9.  When a vehicle is being used for relevant authority (as defined in section 6 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 5)) or, in England and Wales, fire and rescue authority, ambulance, bomb or explosive disposal, national blood service or police purposes and the observance of the prohibition in paragraph 7(1) or 8 would be likely to hinder the use of that vehicle for the purpose for which it is being used, then that prohibition shall not apply to the driver of the vehicle..

New and replacement diagrams

34.  (1)  In this regulation, a reference to a diagram is a reference to the diagram, the diagram’s accompanying text and the diagram’s accompanying untitled table or tables.

(2) In Schedule 1 (warning signs)—

(a)for diagrams 530.1 and 530.2, substitute diagrams 530A, 530.1 and 530.2 shown in Part 1 of the schedule to these regulations;

(b)after diagram 532.2, insert diagram 532.2A shown in Part 1 of the schedule to these regulations;

(c)after diagram 532.3, insert diagram 532.3A shown in Part 1 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(d)for diagrams 543.1, 563.1, 572 and 573, substitute respectively diagrams 543.1, 563.1, 572 and 573 shown in Part 1 of the schedule to these regulations.

(3) In Schedule 2 (regulatory signs)—

(a)for diagrams 606, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 620, 622.1A, 626.2A and 629.1, substitute respectively diagrams 606, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 620, 622.1A, 626.2A and 629.1 shown in Part 2 of the schedule to these regulations;

(b)after diagram 637.2, insert diagram 637.2A shown in Part 2 of the schedule to these regulations;

(c)for diagrams 639.1B, 640.2A, 660, 660.3 and 660.7, substitute respectively diagrams 639.1B, 640.2A, 660, 660.3 and 660.7 shown in Part 2 of the schedule to these regulations;

(d)after diagram 660.7, insert diagrams 660.8 and 660.9 shown in Part 2 of the schedule to these regulations;

(e)for diagram 661.2A, substitute diagram 661.2A shown in Part 2 of the schedule to these regulations;

(f)after diagram 663.1, insert diagrams 663.2 and 663.3 shown in Part 2 of the schedule to these regulations;

(g)for diagram 664, substitute diagrams 664 and 664.1 shown in Part 2 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(h)for diagrams 665, 666, 671 and 673, substitute respectively diagrams 665, 666, 671 and 673 shown in Part 2 of the schedule to these regulations.

(4) In Schedule 3 (signs for railway and tramway level crossings), for diagrams 784.1, 786, 787 and 788, substitute respectively diagrams 784.1, 786, 787 and 788 shown in Part 3 of the schedule to these regulations.

(5) In Schedule 4 (miscellaneous informatory signs)—

(a)for diagrams 811 and 816.1, substitute respectively diagrams 811 and 816.1 shown in Part 4 of the schedule to these regulations;

(b)for diagram 818.3, substitute diagram 818.3 shown in Part 4 of the schedule to these regulations;

(c)for diagram 818.4, substitute diagrams 818.4 and 818.5 shown in Part 4 of the schedule to these regulations;

(d)after diagram 820, insert diagram 820A shown in Part 4 of the schedule to these regulations;

(e)for diagram 829.6, substitute diagram 829.6 shown in Part 4 of the schedule to these regulations;

(f)for diagrams 832.1A and 832.2A, substitute respectively diagrams 832.1B and 832.2B shown in Part 4 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(g)for diagram 878, substitute diagram 878 shown in Part 4 of the schedule to these regulations.

(6) In Schedule 5 (signs for bus, tram and pedal cycle facilities)—

(a)for diagrams 951, 954, 954.2, 954.3, 954.4, 954.5, 954.6, 954.7, 955, 956 and 957, substitute respectively diagrams 951, 954, 954.2, 954.3, 954.4, 954.5, 954.6, 954.7, 955, 956 and 957 shown in Part 5 of the schedule to these regulations;

(b)after diagram 958, insert diagram 958A shown in Part 5 of the schedule to these regulations;

(c)for diagram 959.1, substitute diagrams 959A and 959.1 shown in Part 5 of the schedule to these regulations;

(d)for diagram 960.1, substitute diagrams 960.1 and 960.2 shown in Part 5 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(e)for diagrams 961, 962.2, 964, 966, 974 and 975 substitute respectively diagrams 961, 962.2, 964, 966, 974 and 975 shown in Part 5 of the schedule to these regulations.

(7) In Schedule 6 (road markings)—

(a)after diagram 1001.2, insert diagram 1001.2A shown in Part 6 of the schedule to these regulations;

(b)for diagrams 1004, 1004.1, 1005, 1005.1, 1008, 1008.1, 1010, 1012.2, 1017, 1018.1, 1019, 1020.1, 1028.3, 1028.4, 1032 and 1033, substitute respectively diagrams 1004, 1004.1, 1005, 1005.1, 1008, 1008.1, 1010, 1012.2, 1017, 1018.1, 1019, 1020.1, 1028.3, 1028.4, 1032 and 1033 shown in Part 6 of the schedule to these regulations;

(c)for diagrams 1043 and 1044, substitute diagrams 1043, 1044, 1044.1 and 1044.2 shown in Part 6 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(d)for diagrams 1048, 1049, 1050 and 1057, substitute respectively diagrams 1048, 1049, 1050 and 1057 shown in Part 6 of the schedule to these regulations.

(8) In Schedule 7—

(a)in Part II (non-primary route directional signs), for diagram 2108, substitute diagram 2108 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations;

(b)in Part IV (signs for services and tourist facilities (other than on motorways)), for diagrams 2310.1, 2313.1, 2313.2, 2313.3, 2313.4, 2313.5 and 2313.6, substitute diagrams 2310.2, 2313.1, 2313.2, 2313.3, 2313.4, 2313.5 and 2313.6 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations;

(c)in Part V (boundary signs (other than on motorways)), for diagram 2402.1, substitute diagram 2402.1 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations;

(d)in Part VI (directional signs to parking places), for diagrams 2502, 2505, 2509.1, 2511 and 2512, substitute respectively diagrams 2502, 2505, 2509.1, 2511.1 and 2512.1 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations;

(e)in Part VII (directional signs for cyclists and pedestrians)—

(i)for diagram 2601.1, substitute diagrams 2601.1 and 2601.1A shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations;

(ii)for diagram 2602.1, substitute diagrams 2602.1, 2602.1A, 2602.1B and 2602.1C shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(iii)for diagrams 2608 and 2609, substitute diagrams 2608 and 2609 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations;

(f)in Part VIII (temporary and emergency directional signs)—

(i)for diagrams 2703, 2704, 2705, 2706 and 2707, substitute respectively diagrams 2703, 2704, 2705, 2706 and 2707 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations;

(ii)for diagram 2711, substitute diagrams 2711 and 2711.1 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(iii)for diagram 2716, substitute diagram 2716 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(g)in Part X (motorway signs), for diagrams 2901 and 2919.1, substitute respectively diagrams 2901 and 2919.2 shown in Part 7 of the schedule to these regulations.

(9) In Schedule 8 (light signals for the control of vehicular traffic), for diagrams 3000, 3000.2, 3000.7, 3000.8, 3000.9 and 3000.10, substitute respectively diagrams 3000, 3000.2, 3000.7, 3000.8, 3000.9 and 3000.10 shown in Part 8 of the schedule to these regulations.

(10) In Schedule 9 (light signals for pedestrians and animal crossings), for diagrams 4002.1, 4003, 4003.1, 4003.2, 4003.3, 4003.4, 4003.5, 4003.6 and 4003.7, substitute diagrams 4002.1, 4003, 4003.1, 4003.1A, 4003.2, 4003.3, 4003.4, 4003.4A, 4003.5, 4003.6, 4003.7 and 4003.7A shown in Part 9 of the schedule to these regulations.

(11) In Schedule 12—

(a)in Part I (miscellaneous warning, informatory and regulatory signs for road works etc)—

(i)for diagram 7005, substitute diagram 7005 shown in Part 10 of the schedule to these regulations;

(ii)for diagram 7009, substitute diagrams 7009 and 7009.1 shown in Part 10 of the schedule to these regulations;

(iii)after diagram 7014, insert diagram 7014.1 shown in Part 10 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(iv)for diagrams 7016 and 7019, substitute respectively diagrams 7016 and 7019 shown in Part 10 of the schedule to these regulations;

(b)in Part II (road works delineators and barriers), for diagrams 7101.1 and 7102, substitute respectively diagrams 7101.1 and 7102 shown in Part 10 of the schedule to these regulations;

(c)in Part III (signs for lane closures and contra-flow working at road works), for diagrams 7202 and 7282, substitute respectively diagrams 7202 and 7282 shown in Part 10 of the schedule to these regulations; and

(d)in Part IV (signs for road works entrances and exits), for diagrams 7301 and 7306, substitute respectively diagrams 7301 and 7306 shown in Part 10 of the schedule to these regulations.

Savings

35.  (1)  Subject to paragraph (2), any traffic sign—

(a)which, immediately before the coming into force of these regulations, was—

(i)prescribed by the 2002 regulations; and

(ii)placed in compliance with the Traffic Signs General Directions 2002(4); and

(b)which ceases to be so prescribed on the coming into force of these regulations,

is to be treated as prescribed by the 2002 regulations for so long as it continues to comply with those regulations as in force immediately before the coming into force of these regulations.

(2) Paragraph (1) ceases to have effect—

(a)in relation to the signs shown in diagrams 832.1A, 832.2A, 2310.1, 2511 and 2512, on the expiry of the period of two years beginning with the date on which these regulations come into force; and

(b)in relation to the sign shown in diagram 2919.1, on the expiry of the period of ten years beginning with the date on which these regulations come into force.

36.  (1)  For the purposes of regulation 35, a sign mentioned in paragraph (2) of this regulation that does not otherwise satisfy the requirement set out in regulation 35(1)(a)(ii) because it had not been placed on or near a road before the coming into force of these regulations is to be deemed to satisfy that requirement if—

(a)it is so placed within the 12 weeks beginning with the day these regulations come into force; and

(b)its placing complies with the Traffic Signs General Directions 2002.

(2) Those signs are—

(a)the signs shown in diagrams 622.1A, 626.2A, 640.2A, 665, 666, 818.4, 2108 and 7282 in the 2002 regulations as in force immediately before the coming into force of these regulations;

(b)the sign shown in diagram 818.3 in the 2002 regulations as in force immediately before the coming into force of these regulations to the extent that the diagram 629.2A symbol in it may be varied to—

(i)diagram 622.1A (with the symbol reversed as appropriate) in the 2002 regulations as in force immediately before the coming into force of these regulations; or

(ii)diagram 626.2A (prohibitory roundel only) in the 2002 regulations as in force immediately before the coming into force of these regulations; and

(c)the signs shown in the diagrams listed in item 31 of Schedule 16 to the 2002 regulations as in force immediately before the coming into force of these regulations, to the extent that they may be varied to display—

(i)the symbol in diagram 622.1A (with the symbol reversed as appropriate) in the 2002 regulations as in force immediately before the coming into force of these regulations; or

(ii)the symbol in diagram 626.2A (prohibitory roundel only) in the 2002 regulations as in force immediately before the coming into force of these regulations.

(3) The reference in paragraph (1) to the Traffic Signs General Directions 2002 is to those directions as in force immediately before the coming into force of Part 2 of this instrument.

(3)

2000 c.11. Section 1(1)(b) was amended by section 34(a) of the Terrorism Act 2006 (c.11). Section 1(1)(c) was amended by section 75(1) and (2)(a) of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (c.28).

(4)

Part II of S.I. 2002/3113. Relevant amendment instruments are S.I. 2004/1275, 2005/1670, 2008/2177 and 2011/1040.

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