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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

Traffic Regulation

164.Paragraph 15 of Schedule 4 makes changes to the way that section 15 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (the 1984 Act) is to apply while the provisions of the Act are in force. Paragraph 15(1) has the effect of extending the maximum duration of temporary traffic regulation orders (TTROs) made under section 14 of the 1984 Act, which can restrict or prohibit the use of certain types of roads, from 6 months to 18 months. Those roads are existing footpath, bridleway, cycle track or byway open to all vehicles. The maximum duration of TTROs on all other roads is unchanged and remains 18 months (see section 15(1)(b) of the 1984 Act).

165.This does not alter the length of time that a temporary (“pop-up”) cycle track or pedestrian walkway may be place where it is created by reallocating existing vehicle carriageway to pedestrians and cyclists as that would already be subject to the 18 month maximum.

166.Paragraph 15(2) substitutes a reference to the six month time limit with a reference to 18 months in section 15(3) of the 1984 Act which deals with the power of the national authority (the Scottish Ministers) to direct that a TTRO may continue in force for a further period.

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