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Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

Section 74 Home Zones

120.This section enables local authorities to designate home zones with a view to implementing measures for securing certain purposes, namely: to improve the safety of persons using the road, to improve or preserve the environment through which the road runs; to improve facilities and bring benefits to non-motorised vehicle users of the road; and to any extent to implement their transport policies. It also enables the Scottish Ministers to make regulations prescribing the procedures to be followed by local authorities when designating roads as home zones.

121.Under subsection (3), local authorities will be required to produce a report on the measures they have implemented in the home zones they have designated.

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