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PART 1The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017

Citation and commencement

1.—(1) This Part of this Instrument may be cited—

(a)as the Traffic Signs (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017; and

(b)together with Part 2, as the Traffic Signs (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations and General Directions 2017.

(2) These Regulations come into force on 13th December 2017.

Preliminary

2.  The Traffic Signs Regulations 2016(1) have effect in England and Wales subject to the amendments in the following provisions of this Part of this Instrument.

Amendment of regulation 2

3.  In regulation 2(1), omit sub-paragraph (b) (definition of “the 1988 Act”) and the “and” which precedes it.

Amendment of Schedule 1

4.—(1) Schedule 1 is amended as follows.

(2) In the definition of “bus lane”, for “indicted”, substitute “indicated”.

(3) After the definition of “refuge for pedestrians” insert—

“refuge for pedestrians and cyclists”a part of a road to which vehicles (other than pedal cycles) do not have access and on which pedestrians and cyclists may wait after crossing one part of the carriageway and before crossing the other

Amendment of Schedule 2

5.—(1) Schedule 2 is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 4, at item 5, for the description in column 2, substitute—

Vehicles exceeding height indicated in metric and imperial units prohibited from passing under, into or through a bridge, tunnel or other structure.

(3) In Part 7, in paragraphs 1 and 2, for “the 1988 Act”, in each case substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

Amendment of Schedule 3

6.—(1) Schedule 3 is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 2—

(a)in the heading of the table, in column 5, for “(by reference to an item number in the Part 3 sign table)”, substitute “(by reference to a paragraph number in Part 3)”;

(b)at item 10, for the entry in column 6, substitute “1, 2, 4, 9”; and

(c)at item 27, for the description in column 2, substitute—

Vehicles exceeding height indicated in metric and imperial units prohibited in circumstances not covered by the description in column 2 of item 5 of the sign table in Part 4 of Schedule 2 (which relates to bridges, tunnels and other structures).

(3) In Part 4—

(a)in paragraph 1, for “the 1988 Act”, substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”; and

(b)after paragraph 8 insert—

9.  The sign is specified for the purposes of column 5 of the entry in Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988(2) relating to offences under section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988(3).

Amendment of Schedule 5

7.  In Schedule 5, at item 5 of the table in Part 3, in column 4 omit “One of—” and the semi colon.

Amendment of Schedule 7

8.—(1) Schedule 7 is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 3, in paragraph 3, for “the 1988 Act”, substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

(3) In Part 6—

(a)in paragraph 2, for “the symbol at item 12”, substitute “the symbol at item 10”;

(b)in paragraph 3—

(i)for “the symbol at item 12”, substitute “the symbol at item 10 of the sign table in Part 3 of Schedule 4”;

(ii)omit “, subject to the exceptions in paragraph 5,”.

Amendment of Schedule 9

9.—(1) Schedule 9 is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 6, at item 8, in column 3, for each reference to “150”, substitute “50”.

(3) In Part 7, in paragraph 9(5)(e), for “item 9 or 10”, substitute “item 10 or 11”.

(4) In Part 8, in paragraphs 1(1) and 2, for “the 1988 Act”, in each case substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

Amendment of Schedule 10

10.—(1) Schedule 10 is amended as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1(4) of Part 4, for “paragraph (2)(a) to (e)” substitute “sub-paragraph (3)(a) to (e)”.

Amendment of Schedule 11

11.—(1) Schedule 11 is amended as follows.

(2) In the heading of Part 2, for “Advisory”, substitute “Upright”.

(3) For the heading of Part 4, substitute “Road markings”.

(4) In Part 5, in paragraph 49, for sub-paragraph (2), substitute—

(2) The marking, instead of being placed adjacent to the edge of the carriageway, may be placed adjacent to the marking provided for at item 7 of the sign table in Part 6 of Schedule 9 when that marking is indicating the boundary of a cycle lane..

(5) In Part 6, in the table below paragraph 14, in the entry for D77, for “313.90”, substitute “313.30”.

Amendment of Schedule 12

12.—(1) Schedule 12 is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 1, in paragraph 8(b)(i), omit the “or” immediately following “is illuminated”.

(3) In Part 19, in paragraph 10, for “item 20, 22, 23, 24 or 39 to 46”, substitute “item 19, 21, 22, 23 or 36 to 43”.

(4) In the table in Part 20, at item 45—

(a)in column 2, for “(except items 23, 37 and 38)”, substitute “(except items 22, 25, 27 and 35)”;

(b)in column 4—

(i)at paragraph 2, for “item 22”, substitute “item 21”;

(ii)at paragraph 3, for “item 27”, substitute “item 26”;

(iii)at paragraph 4, for “items 39 to 46”, substitute “items 36 to 43”.

Amendment of Schedule 13

13.—(1) Schedule 13 is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 2, at item 3, in column 4, for “2.” where it first occurs, substitute “1.”

(3) In the table in Part 6—

(a)at item 4, in column 4, for “paragraph 2”, substitute “paragraph 1”;

(b)at item 5, in column 4—

(i)at the beginning, insert “1.”

(ii)for “paragraph 4”, substitute “paragraph 3”;

(iii)at the end, insert—

2.  If the optional white reflective strip is not included, the minimum height is 450;

(c)at item 15, in column 4, for paragraph 3 substitute—

3.  In the bottom panel the distance may be—

(a)varied;

(b)preceded by “For”;;

(d)at item 37, in column 4, at paragraph 1(i), for “TIMING”, substitute “TIMINGS”.

(4) In Part 7, in paragraph 1, for “the 1988 Act”, substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

(5) In Part 8, in paragraph 3(a), for “4”, substitute “5”.

Amendment of Schedule 14

14.—(1) Schedule 14 is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 1, in paragraph 8(3)(a), for “3 seconds” substitute “not less than 3, and not more than 5, seconds”.

(3) In the table in Part 2—

(a)at item 44, for the entry in column 5, substitute “1, 2, 10”;

(b)at items 51 and 52, in column 4 of each item—

(i)in paragraph 5, for “central refuge or reservation”, substitute “refuge for pedestrians or a central reservation”;

(ii)for paragraph 6 substitute—

6.  Where a refuge for pedestrians or a central reservation is provided, the following markings may be placed between the zig-zag lines on the approaches to the refuge or reservation—

(a)on a one-way road, the markings provided for at item 27 of the sign table in Part 4 of Schedule 11 (and shown in the second diagram of that item); or

(b)otherwise, the markings provided for at item 23 of that sign table (and shown in the second diagram of that item);

(c)at item 53—

(i)in column 2, for “1001.5”, substitute “Diagram 1003.5”;

(ii)in column 4, in paragraph 5, for “central refuge or reservation”, substitute “refuge for pedestrians and cyclists or a central reservation”;

(iii)in column 4, for paragraph 6 substitute—

6.  Where a refuge for pedestrians and cyclists or a central reservation is provided, the following markings may be placed between the zig-zag lines on the approaches to the refuge or reservation—

(a)on a one-way road, the markings provided for at item 27 of the sign table in Part 4 of Schedule 11 (and shown in the second diagram of that item); or

(b)otherwise, the markings provided for at item 23 of that sign table (and shown in the second diagram of that item);

(d)at items 58, 59, 60 and 62, in column 5, in each case omit “8”.

(4) In Part 4, in paragraphs 1 and 2, for “the 1988 Act”, in each case substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

Amendment of Schedule 15

15.  In Schedule 15, in Part 4, in paragraph 7(2), for “the 1988 Act”, substitute “the Road Traffic Act 1988”.

Amendment of Schedule 17

16.  In the heading of Schedule 17, for “numeral”, substitute “numerals”.

(1)

Part 1 of SI 2016/362.

(3)

1988 c. 52. Section 36 was amended by S.I. 1997/2971 and by the Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), section 41(21) to (23).

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