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PART 2The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No. 2) General Directions 2011

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  (1)  These general directions—

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

(b)together with the regulations contained in Part 1 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 general directions—

(a)“the 1984 Act” means the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(1); and

(b)“the 2002 general directions” means the Traffic Signs General Directions 2002(2).

Preliminary

2.  The 2002 general directions are amended as follows.

Amendment of direction 3

3.  In direction 3 (interpretation—general), for paragraph (1), substitute—

(1) In these Directions—

(a)“one-way road” means a road on which the driving of vehicles otherwise than in one particular direction is prohibited;

(b)“permit parking area” means an area into which each entrance for vehicular traffic has been indicated by the sign shown in diagram 663.3;

(c)“restricted parking zone” means an area—

(i)into which each entrance for vehicular traffic has been indicated by the sign shown in diagram 663.2; and

(ii)in which none of the road markings shown in diagrams 1017, 1018.1, 1019 and 1020.1 has been placed;

(d)“two-way street” means a road which is not a one-way road;

(e)“the Regulations” means the Traffic Signs Regulations 2002; and

(f)the expressions listed in paragraph (2) have the same meaning as in the Regulations..

Amendment of direction 7

4.  In direction 7 (signs to be placed only to indicate the effect of a statutory prohibition), in paragraph (2)(a)—

(a)after “637.2,” insert “637.2A,”;

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

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

(d)after “664,” insert “664.1,”;

(e)for “958.1, 959, 959.1,” substitute “958A, 958.1, 959, 959A, 959.1,”; and

(f)after “960.1,” insert “960.2,”.

Amendment of direction 8

5.  In direction 8 (the placing of certain signs to indicate the beginning of a restriction, requirement, prohibition or speed limit)—

(a)in paragraph (1), after “663.1,” insert “663.2, 663.3,”; and

(b)in paragraph (4), after “Where the relevant road has” insert “only”.

Amendment of direction 9

6.  (1)  Direction 9 (beginning of a speed limit—further provisions) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (4), for—

be placed not further than 20 metres from the junction and so as to be visible to such traffic, on each side of the carriageway by which traffic may pass from the relevant road into the other road.

substitute—

be placed—

(a)so as to be visible to such traffic; and

(b)not further than 20 metres from the junction—

(i)if the relevant road has only one carriageway, on each side of that carriageway; or

(ii)if the relevant road is a dual carriageway road, on each side of the carriageway by which traffic may pass from the relevant road into the other road..

(3) For paragraph (5)(b), substitute—

(b)signs indicating the maximum speed limit have been placed on the other road in accordance with direction 11 not more than 100 metres from the junction and—

(i)on each side of the junction; or

(ii)where traffic is permitted to enter the other road from the relevant road by proceeding onto the carriageway on only one side of the junction, on that side of the junction..

Amendment of direction 10

7.  In direction 10 (the placing of certain signs to indicate the end of a restriction, requirement, prohibition or speed limit)—

(a)in paragraph (1), after “664,” insert “664.1,”; and

(b)in paragraph (8), after “If the relevant road has” insert “only”.

Amendment of direction 11

8.  (1)  Direction 11 (repeater signs) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1)—

(a)after “637.2,” insert “637.2A,”;

(b)after “660.6,” insert “660.7, 660.8, 660.9,”;

(c)after “661.1,” insert “661.2A,”;

(d)after “959,” insert “959A,”; and

(e)after “960.1” insert “, 960.2”.

(3) For paragraph (2), substitute—

(2) Subject to paragraphs (2A), (2B), (2C), (2D), (2E), (2F), (2G), (3) and (4), at least one of each of the signs to which this paragraph applies shall be placed—

(a)along a road which is subject to a restriction, requirement, prohibition or speed limit which can be indicated by the sign; and

(b)in the case of the signs shown in diagrams 614, 632, 642, 670 (except as mentioned in paragraph (1)), 672, 956, 957, 959, 959A, 959.1, 960, 960.1, 960.2 and 961, to face each stream of traffic to which the sign is intended to convey that restriction, requirement, prohibition or speed limit..

(4) After paragraph (2), insert—

(2A) The sign shown in diagram 614 need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2)—

(a)where the prohibition indicated by that sign applies only at a point on a road and not along a length of road; or

(b)along a length of road which is subject to the prohibition indicated by that sign if that length of road—

(i)has only one carriageway; and

(ii)is shorter than 100 metres.

(2B) The sign shown in diagram 632 need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2) along a length of road which is subject to the prohibition indicated by that sign if that length of road—

(a)has no junction with another road; and

(b)is shorter than 400 metres.

(2C) The sign shown in diagram 642 need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2) along a length of road which is subject to the prohibition indicated by that sign if that length of road—

(a)is subject to a speed limit of 30 mph and is shorter than 800 metres;

(b)is subject to a speed limit of 40 mph and is shorter than 1100 metres;

(c)is subject to a speed limit of 50 mph and is shorter than 1350 metres; or

(d)is subject to a speed limit of 60 mph or to a national speed limit and is shorter than 1600 metres.

(2D) The signs shown in diagrams 660 and 660.3 need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2) on a road within a permit parking area.

(2E) The sign shown in diagram 670 need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2) along a length of road which is subject to the speed limit indicated by that sign if that length of road—

(a)is subject to a speed limit of 20 mph and is shorter than 200 metres;

(b)is subject to a speed limit of 30 mph, is shorter than 200 metres and does not have a system of carriageway lighting furnished by lamps lit by electricity;

(c)is subject to a speed limit of 40 mph and is shorter than 250 metres;

(d)is subject to a speed limit of 50 mph and is shorter than 350 metres; or

(e)is subject to a speed limit of 60 mph, is shorter than 400 metres and is a dual carriageway road or a motorway.

(2F) The sign shown in diagram 672 need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2) along a length of road which is subject to the speed limit indicated by that sign if that length of road is shorter than 250 metres.

(2G) The signs shown in diagrams 959 and 959A need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2) along a length of road along which, or along part of which, there is a bus lane if that length of road—

(a)has no junction with another road; and

(b)is shorter than 300 metres..

(5) For paragraph (3), substitute—

(3) The sign shown in diagram 670—

(a)when varied to “20”, need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2) on a road within an area into which each entrance for vehicular traffic has been indicated by the sign shown in diagram 674; and

(b)when displayed on a variable message sign, need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (2) when the variable message sign is mounted on a gantry or other structure and is so placed that a traffic lane of the carriageway or an actively managed hard shoulder passes directly beneath it..

(6) In paragraph (4)(b), for “motorway” substitute “road”.

(7) For paragraph (5), substitute—

(5) Subject to paragraph (5A), at least one sign shown in diagram 671 shall be placed—

(a)along a length of road (other than a motorway) on which—

(i)there is a system of street or carriageway lighting furnished by lamps lit by electricity placed not more than 183 metres apart in England and Wales or not more than 185 metres apart in Scotland; and

(ii)a national speed limit is in force; and

(b)to face each stream of traffic to which the sign is intended to convey that speed limit..

(8) After paragraph (5), insert—

(5A) The sign shown in diagram 671 need not be placed in accordance with paragraph (5) along a length of road which is subject to the speed limit indicated by that sign if that length of road—

(a)has only one carriageway and is shorter than 400 metres; or

(b)is a dual carriageway road and is shorter than 450 metres.

(5B) In this direction, “bus lane” has the meaning given in regulation 23..

(9) Omit paragraphs (6) and (7).

Amendment of direction 13

9.  In direction 13 (signs to be placed only on specified types of road), in paragraph (3)—

(a)for “2310.1” substitute “2310.2”;

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

(c)after “2601.1,” insert “2601.1A,”;

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

(e)omit “2703, 2704, 2705, 2706, 2707,”.

New direction 13A

10.  After direction 13, insert—

13A.  (1)  The signs shown in diagrams 2703, 2704, 2705, 2706 and 2707 may not be placed on the main carriageways of a motorway.

(2) In this direction, “main carriageways of a motorway” means all those parts of a motorway—

(a)onto which vehicular traffic may pass from a motorway entrance slip road; and

(b)from which vehicular traffic may pass onto a motorway exit slip road, and

includes the carriageways, the central reservation, the hard shoulders and the verges.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2), “carriageway” and “verge” each has—

(a)in relation to a motorway in England or Wales, the same meaning as in the Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982(3); and

(b)in relation to a motorway in Scotland, the same meaning as in the Motorways Traffic (Scotland) Regulations 1995(4)..

Amendment of direction 14

11.  In direction 14 (signs to be placed only on specified types of road), in paragraph (1), for “2919.1” substitute “2919.2”.

Amendment of direction 17

12.  In direction 17 (signs to be placed only in conjunction with specified road markings— except signs for prohibitions and restrictions on waiting etc), in the table in paragraph (1)—

(a)after item 8, insert—

8A.958A1010

(b)after item 10, insert—

10A.959A1048 and 1049

(c)after item 14, insert—

14A.960.21057

Amendment of direction 18

13.  (1)  Direction 18 (road markings to be placed only in conjunction with other road markings or specified signs—except road markings for prohibitions and restrictions on waiting etc) is amended as follows.

(2) In table 1 in paragraph (1)—

(a)after item 3, insert—

3A.1001.2A3000, 3000.7, 3000.8, 3000.9 or 3000.10 placed adjacent to the stop line appearing above the pedal cycle symbol in diagram 1001.2A

(b)in column (3) of item 4, in paragraph (b)—

(i)after “4003.1” insert “(whether or not used in conjunction with 4003.1A)”;

(ii)after “4003.4” insert “(whether or not used in conjunction with 4003.4A)”; and

(iii)after “4003.7” insert “(whether or not used in conjunction with 4003.7A)”;

(c)after item 10, insert—

10A.10501049

(d)for the entry in column (3) of item 11, substitute—

(a)955, 956, 957, 959.1, 960.1, 960.2, 965 or 967;

(b)1001.2 when used in conjunction with 1004 or 1004.1; or

(c)2601.2 or 2602.2; and

(e)in column (3) of item 18, for “direction 11(2)” substitute “direction 11”.

(3) In paragraph (2), after “1001.2” insert “or 1001.2A”.

(4) In table 2 in paragraph (3)—

(a)after item 5, insert—

5A.1044.2615 and 811

(b)for the entry in column (3) of item 6, substitute—

(a)1049 and 959;

(b)1049 and 959A; or

(c)1049 and 960;

(c)for the entry in column (3) of item 8, substitute—

(a)1048 and 959;

(b)1048 and 959A;

(c)1048 and 960; or

(d)1048.1 and 960 varied to include the pedal cycle symbol; and

(d)omit—

11.1050964 and 1049

Amendment of direction 21

14.  In direction 21 (plates to be placed only in combination with specified signs), in the table in paragraph (1)—

(a)in column (3) of item 12, after “530” insert “or 530A”;

(b)in column (3) of item 13, after “530,” insert “530A,”;

(c)in column (3) of each of items 36 and 37, after “530,” insert “530A,”;

(d)for the entry in column (3) of item 73, substitute “958, 958A, 958.1, 959, 959A or 959.1”; and

(e)after item 76, insert—

76A.7009.17009

Amendment of direction 24

15.  (1)  Direction 24 (placing of road markings and signs to indicate prohibitions and restrictions on waiting, loading and unloading and parking) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1), for “subject to paragraph (2)” substitute “subject to paragraphs (2) and (5)”.

(3) In the table in paragraph (1), after item 19, insert—

19A.660.8
(a)

1028.3, 1028.4 or 1032, in each case when varied to indicate “CAR CLUB ONLY” or “CAR CLUB”; or

(b)

1033 when varied to indicate “CAR CLUB”

19B.660.9
(a)

1028.3 or 1028.4, in each case when varied to indicate “ELECTRIC VEHICLES ONLY”, “ELECTRIC VEHICLES”, “ELECTRIC VEHS ONLY” or “ELECTRIC VEHS”;

(b)

1032 when varied to indicate “ELECTRIC VEHICLES”, “ELECTRIC VEHS ONLY” or “ELECTRIC VEHS”; or

(c)

1033 when no legend appears

(4) After paragraph (4), insert—

(5) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the signs shown in diagrams 660 and 660.3 when placed on a road within a permit parking area..

Amendment of direction 25

16.  (1)  Direction 25 (placing of road markings and signs to indicate prohibitions and restrictions on waiting, loading and unloading and parking) is amended as follows.

(2) For paragraph (1) (except the table), substitute—

(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), a road marking shown in a diagram whose number appears in, and which is in the form (if any) specified in, an item in column (2) of the table may be placed on a road only in conjunction with, and on the same side of the road as, a sign shown in a diagram whose number appears in, and which is in the form (if any) specified in, column (3) of that item..

(3) In the table in paragraph (1)—

(a)in column (3) of item 11, after “when” insert “the upper panel is varied to the sign shown in diagram 650.2 or 650.3 or”;

(b)in column (3) of item 15, after “660.7,” insert “660.9,”;

(c)after item 12, insert—

12A.1028.3 when varied to “CAR CLUB ONLY” or “CAR CLUB”660.8
12B.1028.3 when varied to “ELECTRIC VEHICLES ONLY”, “ELECTRIC VEHICLES”, “ELECTRIC VEHS ONLY” or “ELECTRIC VEHS”660.9 or 639.1B (when the lower panel is varied to the sign shown in diagram 660.9)

(d)after item 14, insert—

14A.1028.4 when varied to “CAR CLUB ONLY” or “CAR CLUB”660.8
14B.1028.4 when varied to “ELECTRIC VEHICLES ONLY”, “ELECTRIC VEHICLES”, “ELECTRIC VEHS ONLY” or “ELECTRIC VEHS”660.9 or 639.1B (when the lower panel is varied to the sign shown in diagram 660.9)

(e)after item 18, insert—

18A.1032 when varied to “CAR CLUB ONLY” or “CAR CLUB”660.8
18B.1032 when varied to “ELECTRIC VEHICLES”, “ELECTRIC VEHS ONLY” or “ELECTRIC VEHS”660.9 or 639.1B (when the lower panel is varied to the sign shown in diagram 660.9)

(f)after item 20, insert—

21.1033 when varied to “CAR CLUB”660.8

(4) After paragraph (2), insert—

(3) Except for the road markings shown in diagrams 1017, 1018.1, 1019 and 1020.1, none of the road markings shown in the diagrams whose numbers appear in, and which are in the form (if any) specified in, the items in column (2) of the table may be placed in a permit parking area..

Amendment of direction 26

17.  In direction 26 (placing of road markings and signs to indicate prohibitions and restrictions on waiting, loading and unloading and parking), omit “664,”.

New direction 26A

18.  After direction 26, insert—

26A.  (1)  The sign shown in diagram 637.2A may be placed only in a restricted parking zone.

(2) The sign shown in diagram 663.2 may be placed only at the boundary of a restricted parking zone.

(3) The sign shown in diagram 663.3 or 664.1 may be placed only at the boundary of a permit parking area.

(4) The sign shown in diagram 664 may be placed only at the boundary of a controlled parking zone or of a restricted parking zone..

Amendment of direction 28

19.  In direction 28 (signs to be placed only at specified sites or for specified purposes—migratory toad crossings), in paragraph (b), after “during” insert “January,”.

Amendment of direction 35

20.  For direction 35, substitute—

35.  (1)  The road marking shown in diagram 1043 or 1044 shall not be placed at a gyratory system or roundabout.

(2) The road marking shown in diagram 1044.1 may be placed—

(a)only on an area of carriageway at a gyratory system or roundabout; and

(b)only if the entry of traffic into that area of carriageway is at all times controlled by traffic light signals.

(3) The road marking shown in diagram 1044.2 may be placed only on an area of carriageway which is not greater than 4.5 metres wide at its narrowest point..

Amendment of direction 36

21.  In direction 36 (restrictions on the placing of temporary signs), after “other than in diagrams 7014,” insert “7014.1,”.

Amendment of direction 37

22.  In direction 37 (restrictions on the placing of temporary signs), after paragraph (1), insert—

(1A) The sign shown in diagram 7014.1 may, in relation to a bridge under which a road passes, be placed only in connection with works involving a temporary or permanent reduction in the maximum height of vehicle able to pass, on the road, under the bridge (in this direction, “temporary reduction” and “permanent reduction” respectively).

(1B) Where the sign shown in diagram 7014.1 is placed in connection with works involving a temporary reduction, it may be retained only until completion of those works.

(1C) Where the sign shown in diagram 7014.1 is placed in connection with works involving a permanent reduction, it may be retained not later than the end of the period of 6 months beginning with completion of those works..

New direction 38A

23.  After direction 38 (restrictions on the placing of temporary signs), insert—

38A.  (1)  A warning light which shows an intermittent light may not be placed—

(a)more than 50 metres from a street lamp lit by electricity; or

(b)on a road subject to a speed limit of more than 40 mph.

(2) In this direction, “warning light” has the same meaning as in regulation 55..

Revocation of direction 40

24.  Direction 40 is revoked.

Amendment of direction 41

25.  (1)  Direction 41 (mounting and backing of signs) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (1), for “Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3)” substitute “Subject to paragraphs (2), (3) and (3A)”.

(3) After paragraph (3), insert—

(3A) The signs shown in diagrams 606, 610, 611, 616, 951, 955, 956 and 957 may be mounted on—

(a)a bollard which—

(i)is illuminated by means of internal lighting; and

(ii)conforms to British Standard BS EN 12899-2:2007 or to a corresponding EEA Standard; or

(b)a self-righting bollard which—

(i)is illuminated by the use of retroreflecting material; and

(ii)conforms to British Standard BS 8442:2006 or to a corresponding EEA Standard..

Amendment of direction 42

26.  (1)  Direction 42 (mounting and backing of signs) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraphs (1)(b)(ii) and (3)(b), for “BS 873” substitute “BS EN 12899-1:2007 Incorporating corrigenda May 2008 and June 2009”.

New direction 44A

27.  After direction 44 (mounting of the signs shown in diagrams 560 and 561), insert—

Mounting of signs with light signals

44A.  (1)  Subject to paragraphs (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6), where the light signals prescribed by regulation 33 (whether or not varied in accordance with regulation 34) (“the regulation 33 signals”) or 47 are mounted on a post or other support specially provided for the purpose (“the post”), no other signs may be mounted on the post or affixed, whether directly or indirectly, to those light signals.

(2) One of each of the signs shown in diagrams 606, 612, 613, 614, 616, 954.5, 954.6 and 954.7 may be affixed to the regulation 33 signals, but only if those signs are so placed that they face the stream of traffic to which they are intended to convey the warnings, information, requirements, restrictions or prohibitions prescribed by the Regulations.

(3) One of each of the signs shown in diagrams 606, 612, 613, 614 and 616 may, in addition to or instead of being affixed to the regulation 33 signals, be mounted on the post, but only if—

(a)those signs are, when mounted on the post, so placed that they face the stream of traffic to which they are intended to convey the warnings, information, requirements, restrictions or prohibitions prescribed by the Regulations; and

(b)where the sign shown in any particular one of those diagrams is, in addition to being mounted on the post, affixed to the light signals, the sign shown in that diagram does not, when mounted on the post, face the same stream of traffic as is faced by the sign which is shown in that diagram and affixed to the light signals.

(4) Where the regulation 33 signals are mounted on the post, additional regulation 33 signals may be mounted on the post.

(5) One of each of the signs shown in diagrams 543.1, 954, 954.2, 954.3, 954.4, 7016 and 7019 may be mounted on the post, but only if those signs are so placed that they face the stream of traffic to which they are intended to convey the information prescribed by the Regulations.

(6) Paragraph (1) does not prohibit the mounting, on the post, of the signs shown in diagrams 4002.1, 4003, 4003.1, 4003.1A (when placed with the sign shown in diagram 4003.1), 4003.2, 4003.3, 4003.4, 4003.4A (when placed with the sign shown in diagram 4003.4), 4003.5, 4003.6, 4003.7 and 4003.7A (when placed with the sign shown in diagram 4003.7)..

Amendment of direction 46

28.  (1)  Direction 46 (mounting and backing of light signals, matrix signs and warning lights) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (2)(b)—

(a)after “4003.1,” insert “4003.1A,”;

(b)after “4003.4,” insert “4003.4A,”; and

(c)for “or 4003.7” substitute “, 4003.7 or 4003.7A”.

(3) In paragraph (7)(b), for “regulation 33(1) or (2)” substitute “regulations 33(1) or (2), 41, 47, 48 or 49”.

Substitution of direction 47

29.  For direction 47 (placing of road marking shown in diagram 1001 or 1001.2 in conjunction with light signals), and the heading to it, substitute—

Placing of road marking shown in diagram 1001, 1001.2 or 1001.2A in conjunction with light signals

47.  (1)  The light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1) may be placed only in conjunction with—

(a)the road marking shown in diagram 1001; or

(b)subject to direction 18(2), the road marking shown in diagram 1001.2 or 1001.2A.

(2) The light signals prescribed by regulation 33(2) or 39(1) may be placed only in conjunction with the road marking shown in diagram 1001.

(3) Paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply to light signals while works which necessitate the temporary removal of a road marking are being executed on a road near the light signals..

Amendment of direction 49

30.  In direction 49 (placing of road marking shown in diagram 1001.3—zig-zag lines), in paragraph (1)(a)—

(a)after “4003.4” insert “(whether or not placed with the signal shown in diagram 4003.4A)”; and

(b)after “4003.7” insert “(whether or not placed with the signal shown in diagram 4003.7A)”.

Amendment of direction 54

31.  In direction 54 (placing of signals and other signs at crossings), for the words “at signal-controlled crossing facilities” to the end, substitute—

at signal-controlled crossing facilities where all streams of vehicular traffic are stopped only for the purpose of enabling pedestrians, cyclists or equestrians to cross the carriageway..

Amendment of direction 55

32.  (1)  Direction 55 (placing of various light signals) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (6), after “the light signals shown in diagram” insert “3000.2 or”.

(3) After paragraph (7), insert—

(7A) The light signals shown in diagram 4003.1 may be placed only in conjunction with—

(a)the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1) or (2); or

(b)the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1) or (2) and the light signals shown in diagram 4003.1A.

(7B) The light signals shown in diagram 4003.1A may be placed only in conjunction with the light signals shown in diagram 4003.1 and the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1) or (2)..

(4) For paragraph (8), substitute—

(8) The light signals shown in diagram 4003.2 may be placed only in conjunction with the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1).

(8A) The light signals shown in diagram 4003.4 may be placed only in conjunction with—

(a)the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1); or

(b)the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1) and the light signals shown in diagram 4003.4A.

(8B) The light signals shown in diagram 4003.4A may be placed only in conjunction with the light signals shown in diagram 4003.4 and the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1)..

(5) For paragraph (9), substitute—

(9) The light signals shown in diagram 4003.5 may be placed only in conjunction with the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1).

(9A) The light signals shown in diagram 4003.7 may be placed only in conjunction with—

(a)the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1); or

(b)the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1) and the light signals shown in diagram 4003.7A.

(9B) The light signals shown in diagram 4003.7A may be placed only in conjunction with the light signals shown in diagram 4003.7 and the light signals prescribed by regulation 33(1)..

Amendment of direction 56

33.  In direction 56 (approval of types of sign and signals by the Secretary of State), in paragraph (2)(f), for “2511, 2512” substitute “2511.1, 2512.1”.

Amendment of direction 57

34.  (1)  Direction 57 (studs) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph (4), for ““the European Standards” means European Standards EN 1463—1: 1997 and 1463—2: 2000” substitute ““the British Standards” means British Standards BS EN 1463-1:1998 Incorporating Amendment No. 1 and BS EN 1463-2:2000”.

(3) For paragraph (5), substitute—

(5) A type of stud meets the requirements of this paragraph if and only if, being a type of stud which falls within a description specified in column (2) of an item in the table, it meets—

(a)the requirement or test specification, of the British Standards, specified in column (3) of the item, as that requirement or specification applies to studs within the class specified in that column; or

(b)a requirement or test specification, in a corresponding EEA Standard, equivalent to the requirement or test specification of those British Standards as that requirement or specification of the British Standards applies to studs within the class specified in that column..

(4) In the “NOTE” beneath the table, for “the European Standards” substitute “the British Standards”.

Amendment of Schedule 1 to the general directions

35.  (1)  Schedule 1 to the 2002 general directions (placing of signals and other signs at signal-controlled crossing facilities) is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1, after the definition of “near side signals” insert—

“supplementary near side signals” means a sign of the size, colour and type shown in diagram 4003.1A, 4003.4A and 4003.7A;.

(3) In paragraph 6(4) (near side signals at crossings)—

(a)in paragraph (a), for “regulation 49(5) or (8)” substitute “regulation 47(2A), 48(2A), 49(2A) or 49(8)”;

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

(c)after paragraph (b), insert—

and

(c)one set of supplementary near side signals may be placed above each set of near side signals at the crossing..

Saving

36.  (1)  Paragraph (2) applies to any sign which—

(a)is shown in diagram 832.1A, 832.2A, 2310.1, 2511, 2512 or 2919.1 in the Traffic Signs Regulations 2002(5) as in force immediately prior to the coming into force of the Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011(6); and

(b)is, by regulation 35 of the Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2011, treated as prescribed by the 2002 regulations.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), in relation to a sign to which this paragraph applies, any provision of the 2002 general directions, as amended by these general directions, which would, but for the omission by these general directions of references to the diagram in which that sign is shown, refer to that diagram, is to be treated as referring to that diagram notwithstanding the omission, by these general directions, of the reference to that diagram in that provision.

(3) In relation to the signs shown in each of diagrams 832.1A, 832.2A, 2310.1, 2511 and 2512, paragraph (2) ceases to have effect on the expiry of the period of two years beginning with the date on which these general directions come into force.

(4) In relation to the sign shown in diagram 2919.1, paragraph (2) ceases to have effect on the expiry of the period of ten years beginning with the date on which these general directions come into force.

(2)

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

(3)

S.I. 1982/1163. A relevant amendment was made by S.I. 1984/1479.

(4)

S.I. 1995/2507 (S.183), to which there are amendments not relevant to these general directions.

(6)

Part 1 of this instrument.

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