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The M32 Motorway (Bus Lane and Speed Limit) Regulations 2018

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the M32 Motorway (Bus Lane and Speed Limit) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 31st January 2018.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“bus”, “solo motorcycle” and “taxi” have the same meaning as in the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016(1);

“junction 3” means the Lower Ashley Road Interchange at junction 3 of the M32;

“motorway” has the same meaning as in the Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982(2);

“M32” means the M32 motorway;

“the bus lane” means the length of the M32 specified in Schedule 1; and

“traffic officer” has the same meaning as in Part 1 of the Traffic Management Act 2004(3).

Bus lane restriction

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no person shall cause or permit a motor vehicle to enter, or proceed along, the bus lane.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply to—

(a)a bus, solo motorcycle or taxi;

(b)a vehicle being used for police, ambulance or fire and rescue authority purposes;

(c)anything done at the direction or with the permission of a police constable, or a traffic officer, in uniform;

(d)a vehicle being used in connection with—

(i)the removal of any obstruction to traffic on or near the bus lane;

(ii)the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of the bus lane or any adjoining road;

(iii)the laying, erection, alteration or repair of any sewer or of any main, pipe or apparatus for the supply of gas, water or electricity or of any electronic communications apparatus as defined in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984(4) in or near the bus lane; or

(iv)the placing, maintenance or removal of any traffic sign in or near the bus lane.

Imposition of speed limit

4.  No person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed exceeding 40 miles per hour on the lengths of the M32 specified in Schedule 2.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Jesse Norman

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

9th January 2018

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