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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

Schedule 1Scope of Traffic Regulation Orders that may be Made for Greater London

1For prescribing the routes to be followed by all classes of traffic, or by any class or classes of traffic or vehicles, from one specified point to another, either generally or between any specified times.

2For prescribing streets which are not to be used for traffic by vehicles or by vehicles of any specified class or classes, either generally or at specified times.

3For regulating the relative position in the roadway of traffic of differing speeds or types.

4For prescribing the places where vehicles or vehicles of any class may not turn so as to face in the opposite direction to that in which they were proceeding, or where they may only so turn under conditions prescribed by the order.

5For prescribing the conditions subject to which, and the times at which, articles of exceptionally heavy weight or exceptionally large dimensions may be carried by road.

6For prescribing the number and maximum size and weight of trailers which may be drawn on streets by vehicles or vehicles of any class either generally or on streets of any class or description, and for prescribing that a man should be carried on the trailer or, where more than one trailer is drawn, on the rear trailer for signalling to the driver.

7For prescribing the conditions subject to which, and the times at which, articles may be loaded on to or unloaded from vehicles, or vehicles of any class, on streets.

8For prescribing the conditions subject to which, and the times at which, vehicles, or vehicles of any class, delivering or collecting goods or merchandise, or delivering goods or merchandise of any particular class or classes, may stand in streets, or in streets of any class or description, or in specified streets.

9For prescribing the conditions subject to which, and the times at which, vehicles, or vehicles of any class, may be used on streets for collecting refuse.

10For prescribing rules as to precedence to be observed as between vehicles proceeding in the same direction, in opposite directions, or when crossing.

11For prescribing the conditions subject to which, and the times at which, horses, cattle, sheep and other animals may be led or driven on streets within Greater London.

12For requiring the erection, exhibition, and removal of traffic notices, and as to the form, plan, and character of such notices.

13Broken down vehicles.

14Vehicles, or vehicles of any class, when unattended.

15Places in streets where vehicles, or vehicles of any class, may, or may not, wait either generally or at particular times.

16Cabs and hackney carriages not hired and being in a street elsewhere than on a cab rank.

17For restricting the use of vehicles and animals, and of sand-wichmen and other persons, in streets for the purposes of advertisement of such a nature or in such a manner as to be likely to be a source of danger or to cause obstruction to traffic.

18The lighting and guarding of street works.

19The erection or placing or the removal of any works or objects likely to hinder the free circulation of traffic in any street, or likely to occasion danger to passengers or vehicles.

20Queues of persons waiting in streets.

21Priority of entry to public vehicles.

22For enabling any police, local or other public authority, in the event of any person failing to do anything which under the order he ought to have done, to do such act, and to recover the expenses thereof from the person so in default summarily as a civil debt.

Schedule 2Scope of Traffic Regulations that may be made by the Commissioners of Police of Metropolis and for City of London

1Prescribing the routes to be followed by traffic from one specified point to another.

2Prescribing streets which are not to be used for traffic.

3Regulating the relative position in the roadway of traffic of differing speeds or types.

4Prescribing the places where vehicles may not turn so as to face in the opposite direction to that in which they were proceeding, or where they may only so turn under prescribed conditions.

5Prescribing the conditions subject to which and the times at which articles may be loaded on to or unloaded from vehicles on streets.

6Prescribing the conditions subject to which and the times at which vehicles delivering or collecting goods or merchandise, or goods or merchandise of any particular class or classes, may stand in streets.

7Prescribing rules as to precedence to be observed as between vehicles proceeding in the same direction, in opposite directions or when crossing.

8Making provision as to vehicles when unattended.

9Making provision as to places in streets where vehicles may, or may not, wait.

10Making provision as to cab ranks and ranks and stopping places of omnibuses and other public conveyances.

Schedule 3Notification of Temporary Traffic Restrictions

1(1)Subject to the provision of this Schedule, not less than seven days before making an order under subsection (1) or subsection (4) of the principal section the highway authority shall cause notice of their intention to make the order to be published in one or more newspapers circulating in the district in which the road or part of a road affected by the order is situate, and shall also within a period of seven days after making any such order cause a notice of the making of the order to be published in the like manner.

(2)Every such notice shall contain a statement of the effect of the order and, in so far as it relates to an order under subsection (1) of the principal section, shall also contain a description of the alternative route or routes available for traffic.

(3)Where the appropriate Minister gives his approval to an order under subsection (1) or subsection (4) of the principal section continuing in force for longer than the period limited by the principal section, the highway authority shall give such notice of the appropriate Minister's approval as may be directed by him.

2So long as any order made under subsection (1) of the principal section is in force, a notice stating the effect of the order, and describing the alternative route or routes available for traffic, shall be kept posted in a conspicuous manner at each end of the part of the road to which the order relates, and at the points at which it will be necessary for vehicles or, as the case may be, foot passengers to diverge from the road.

3(1)A notice issued under subsection (2) of the principal section shall describe the alternative route or routes available for traffic, and shall be kept posted in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 above.

(2)Where such a notice has been posted, the highway authority may, before the expiration of the period for which the notice can continue in force, proceed to make an order under subsection (1) of the principal section with respect to the same road or part of a road without causing notice of their intention to make the order to be published in any newspaper.

Schedule 5Limits of Speed for Vehicles of certain Classes

Vehicles other than Track-Laying Vehicles

1. Passenger vehicles, that is to say, vehicles constructed solely for the carriage of passengers and their effects, and dual-purpose vehicles:—

(1) a passenger vehicle having an unladen weight exceeding 3 tons, or adapted to carry more than 7 passengers exclusive of the driver, in respect of which a public service vehicle licence granted under section 127 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 is in force

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(2) a vehicle having an unladen weight exceeding 3 tons, or adapted to carry more than 7 passengers exclusive of the driver, not being a vehicle which falls within sub-paragraph (1) above .........40

(3) a vehicle drawing one trailer—

(a) in the case of a motor car adapted to carry not more than 7 passengers exclusive of the driver, if the trailer is—

(i) a living van, or

(ii) a load-carrying trailer having an unladen weight not exceeding 5 hundredweight, or

(iii) a glider trailer being used either unladen or to carry a glider or ancillary equipment, or

(iv) not within any of the foregoing classes of trailers, and has an unladen weight not exceeding 15 hundredweight

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(b) in the case of a passenger vehicle having an unladen weight exceeding 3 tons, or adapted to carry more than 7 passengers exclusive of the driver in respect of which a public service vehicle licence granted under section 127 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 is in force40
(c) in the case of a vehicle not falling within sub-paragraph (a) or (b) above30
(4) a vehicle drawing more than one trailer ......20
(5) a vehicle not fitted with pneumatic tyres and a vehicle drawing a trailer not so fitted20
(6) an invalid carriage20

2. Goods vehicles, that is to say, vehicles constructed or adapted for use for the conveyance of goods or burden of any description, but not including dual-purpose vehicles:—

(1) generally

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(2) vehicles drawing a trailer, not being articulated vehicles—

(a) in the case of a trailer drawn by a heavy motor car, and

(b) in the case of a trailer drawn by a motor car if the trailer—

(i) being a load-carrying trailer, has an unladen weight exceeding 5 hundredweight, or

(ii) being neither a living van nor a load-carrying trailer, has an unladen weight exceeding 15 hundredweight

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(3) vehicles drawing more than one trailer20
(4) vehicles not fitted with pneumatic tyres, if drawing trailers or having an unladen weight exceeding 1 ton, and vehicles drawing trailers not fitted with pneumatic tyres20
(5) vehicles not fitted with resilient tyres and vehicles drawing trailers not so fitted5

3. Motor tractors:—

(1) generally, except for vehicles falling within the following sub-paragraph

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(2) vehicles fitted with pneumatic tyres, equipped with springs and wings and which satisfy the conditions as to brakes specified in paragraph 20(a) below or such vehicles drawing a trailer so fitted and equipped and which satisfies the conditions as to brakes specified in paragraph 20(b) below.30
(3) if drawing two or more trailers12
(4) if not fitted with resilient tyres or drawing trailers not so fitted.5

4. Heavy locomotives and light locomotives:—

(1) generally, except for vehicles falling within the following sub-paragraph

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(2) vehicles fitted with pneumatic tyres, equipped with springs and wings and which satisfy the conditions as to brakes and weight specified in paragraph 20(a), (c) and (d) below or such vehicles drawing a trailer so fitted and equipped and which satisfies the conditions as to brakes specified in paragraph 20(b) below if the further conditions as to the weight of a vehicle and trailer specified in paragraph 20(e) below are complied with20
(3) if drawing two or more trailers12
(4) if not fitted with resilient tyres or drawing trailers not so fitted5
Track-Laying Vehicles
5. Motor cars and heavy motor cars20

6. Motor tractors:—

(1) generally

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(2) if drawing two or more trailers5

7. Light locomotives:—

(1) generally

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(2) if drawing more than two trailers.5
8. Heavy locomotives5

9. Track-laying vehicles which do not satisfy both of the following conditions—

(a) that the vehicle is fitted with springs between its frame and the weight-carrying rollers, and

(b) that the vehicle is fitted with resilient material between the rims of the weight-carrying rollers and the road surface,

and vehicles drawing track-laying trailers which do not satisfy both of those conditions .

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10. Track-laying vehicles satisfying neither of the said conditions, and vehicles drawing track-laying trailers satisfying neither of those conditions5
11. Combined track-and-wheel vehicles not fitted with resilient tyres, and vehicles drawing trailers which are combined track-and-wheel vehicles not fitted with resilient tyres5
12. Vehicles drawing trailers, where the drawing or any of the drawn vehicles, not being a track-laying vehicle, is not fitted with resilient tyres.5

Interpretation and Application

13A vehicle falling within two or more classes specified in this Schedule shall be treated as falling within that class for which the lowest limit of speed is specified.

14(1)In this Schedule " dual-purpose vehicle " means a vehicle constructed or adapted for the carriage both of passengers and of goods or burden of any description being a vehicle of which the unladen weight does not exceed 2 tons and which either—

(a)satisfies the conditions as to construction specified in the following sub-paragraph ; or

(b)is so constructed or adapted that the driving power of the engine is, or by the appropriate use of the controls of the vehicle can be, transmitted to all the wheels of the vehicle.

(2)The conditions as to construction referred to in sub-paragraph (1) above are the following:—

(a)the vehicle must be permanently fitted with a rigid roof, with or without a sliding panel;

(b)the area of the vehicle to the rear of the driver's seat must—

(i)be permanently fitted with at least one row of transverse seats (fixed or folding) for two or more passengers and those seats must be properly sprung or cushioned and provided with upholstered backrests, attached either to the seats or to a side or the floor of the vehicle, and

(ii)be lit on each side and at the rear by a window or windows of glass or other transparent material having an area or aggregate area of not less than 2 square feet on each side and not less than 120 square inches at the rear;

(c)the distance between the rearmost part of the steering wheel and the backrests of the row of transverse seats satisfying the requirements specified in head (b)(i) of this sub-paragraph (or, if there is more than one such row of seats, the distance between the rearmost part of the steering wheel and the backrests of the rearmost such row) must, when the seats are ready for use, be not less than one-third of the distance between the rearmost part of the steering wheel and the rearmost part of the floor of the vehicle.

15In this Schedule " load-carrying trailer " means a trailer, not being a living van or a glider trailer, which is constructed or adapted for use for the conveyance of goods or burden of any description.

16In this Schedule " glider trailer " means a trailer—

(a)which is designed and constructed for carrying a glider or ancillary equipment,

(b)the unladen weight of which does not exceed 10 hundredweight, and

(c)the overall length of which, excluding any towbar, does not exceed 33 feet.

17In this Schedule " articulated vehicle " means a vehicle which consists of a motor vehicle drawing a trailer where the trailer is so attached to the drawing vehicle that part of the trailer is superimposed upon the drawing vehicle, and when the trailer is uniformly loaded not less than 20 per cent. of the weight of its load is borne by the drawing vehicle.

18In this Schedule, in relation to a vehicle (including a trailer)—

(a)" fitted with pneumatic tyres" means that every wheel of the vehicle is fitted with pneumatic tyres ;

(b)" fitted with resilient tyres " means that every wheel of the vehicle is fitted either with pneumatic tyres or with other soft or elastic tyres ; and

(c)" equipped with springs and wings " means that the vehicle—

(i)is equipped with suitable and sufficient springs between each wheel and the frame of the vehicle, and

(ii)unless adequate protection is afforded by the body of the vehicle, is provided with wings or other similar fittings to catch, so far as practicable, mud or water thrown up by the rotation of the wheels.

19In this Schedule " track-laying " means so designed and constructed that the weight is transmitted to the road surface either by means of continuous tracks or by a combination of wheels and continuous tracks, and " combined track-and-wheel vehicle" means a vehicle so designed and constructed that its weight is transmitted to the road surface by a combination of wheels and continuous tracks.

20The conditions referred to in paragraphs 3(2) and 4(2) above are as follows:—

(a)the motor tractor, or, as the case may be, the locomotive, shall be equipped with an efficient braking system having two means of operation or with two efficient braking systems each having a separate means of operation, the system or systems being so designed and constructed that, notwithstanding the failure of any part (other than a fixed member or a brake shoe anchor pin) through or by means of which the force necessary to apply the brakes is transmitted, there is still available for application by the driver to not less than half the number of the wheels of the vehicle brakes sufficient under the most adverse conditions to bring it to rest within a reasonable distance ;

(b)the trailer shall be equipped with an efficient braking system so constructed—

(i)that when the trailer is being drawn the brakes are capable of being applied by the driver of the drawing vehicle to at least two of the wheels of a trailer having not more than four wheels and to at least four, but not less than half, of the wheels of a trailer having more than four wheels, and

(ii)that it is not rendered ineffective by the non-rotation of the engine of the drawing vehicle ;

(c)the weight transmitted to the road surface by any one wheel of the locomotive, where no other wheel is in the same line transversely, shall not exceed 4½ tons, the total weight so transmitted by any two wheels in line transversely shall not exceed 9 tons and the sum of the weights so transmitted by all the wheels shall not exceed—

(i)in the case of a vehicle having not more than four wheels, 14 tons,

(ii)in the case of a vehicle having more than four but not more than six wheels, 20 tons, and

(iii)in the case of a vehicle having more than six wheels, 24 tons;

(d)the weight transmitted by the locomotive (whether laden or unladen) to any strip of the surface of a road on which it rests contained between any two parallel lines drawn 2 feet apart on that surface at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle shall not exceed 11 tons ; and

(e)the maximum laden weight of the locomotive and trailer shall not exceed 22 tons or, if the trailer is fitted with power-assisted brakes which can be operated by the driver of the drawing vehicle and are not rendered ineffective by the non-rotation of its engine, and if that vehicle is equipped with a warning device so placed as to be readily visible to the driver when in the driving seat of the vehicle in order to indicate an impending failure or deficiency in the vacuum or pressure system, 32 tons.

21For the purposes of this Schedule measuring or testing apparatus, and any ballast necessary in connection therewith, drawn upon one wheel by a vehicle, when used solely for or in connection with testing or measurement purposes, shall not, if the wheel is fitted with a pneumatic tyre and does not transmit to the road surface a weight exceeding 2 hundredweight, be treated as a trailer.

22For the purposes of paragraphs 20 and 21 above, two wheels of a vehicle shall be regarded as one wheel if the distance between the centres of their respective areas of contact with the road is less than 18 inches.

23A heavy motor car or motor car drawing a trailer and being used as a public service vehicle or as a goods vehicle shall be treated as not drawing a trailer if the trailer is used solely for the carriage of a container or containers for holding, or plant and materials for producing, for the purpose of the propulsion of the drawing vehicle, any fuel that is wholly gaseous at 60 degrees Fahrenheit under pressure of 30 inches of mercury.

24(1)Paragraphs 1 to 4 above do not apply to, and paragraphs 5 to 12 above apply only to, track-laying vehicles and vehicles drawing track-laying trailers or trailers some of which are track-laying.

(2)Paragraphs 1 to 12 above do not apply to vehicles for the time being used in the conduct of experiments or trials under section 6 of the Roads Improvement Act 1925 or section 249 of the Highways Act 1959.

Schedule 6Consequential Amendments

The Civil Defence Act 1939

In section 8(1) for the words " section eighty-one or eighty-two of the Road Traffic Act 1960 " there shall be substituted the words

section 28 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 The following entry shall be added to Schedule 6:—

"Sections 32(6) and 33(9) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.Such period as the Secretary of State may fix."

The Road Transport Lighting Act 1957

In section 10(5)(b) for the words "section fifty of the Road Traffic Act 1956 " there shall be substituted the words

section 254 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 and section 103 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

The Road Traffic Act 1960

In section 14(1) for the words " this Act" there shall be substituted the words

the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967,

and in section 14(2) after the word " Act" there shall be inserted the words

or of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 74(5) after the word " Act" there shall be inserted the words

or the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 98(4) for the words " section twenty-four of this Act" there shall be substituted the words

section 78 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 135(2) for the words " section twenty-four of this Act" there shall be substituted the words

section 78 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 192(3) for the words " section twenty-four of this Act" there shall be substituted the words

section 78 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 237(1), after the word " sections ", where first occurring, there shall be inserted the words

or under section 86 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 248 for the words from " or sections " to the end there shall be substituted the words

or sections 9, 14, 15 or 20(2) of the London Government Act 1963.

In section 253(11) for the words " section twenty-four of this Act " there shall be substituted the words

section 78 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 254(1)(b) there shall be inserted at the end the words

and of section 103 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 255 after the word " Act" there shall be inserted the words

and of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 257(1), in the definition of " driver" for the word " sections " there shall be substituted the word

section

and the words " and eighty-eight" shall be omitted, and in the definiton of

traffic sign

for the words " subsection (1) of section fifty-one of this Act" there shall be substituted the words

section 54(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In section 259(4) for the words " two hundred and twenty-two to " there shall be substituted the words

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and the words " (both inclusive)", where next occurring, shall be omitted.

In section 259(6) for the word

sections

there shall be substituted the word

section

and the words from " twenty-six " to " and " shall be omitted.

In Schedule 20, in paragraph 5, for the words

Sections forty-one and

there shall be substituted the word

Section

and the word " each " shall be omitted. The Road Traffic Act 1962

In section 34(2) for the words from the beginning to

highway authority)

there shall be substituted the words

Any powers which under section 220(2) of the principal Act are exercisable by a local authority as respects a road,

and section 34(3) shall be omitted.

In Schedule 1, in paragraph 15, after the words

principal Act

there shall be inserted the words

or section 13(4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In Schedule 1, in paragraph 16, after the word " Act" there shall be inserted the words

or section 23(5) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In Schedule 1, in paragraph 17, after the word "Act" there shall be inserted the words

or section 25(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In Schedule 1, in paragraph 18, after the word " Act" there shall be inserted the words

or section 26(6) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

In Schedule 4, in the entry relating to section 241 of the Road Traffic Act 1960, after the words " this Act" there shall be inserted the words

or section 77(7) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

The London Government Act 1963

In section 9(2) for the word " 10" there shall be substituted the word

14.

In section 9(4) for the words " 10 to" there shall be substituted the words

14 and.

In section 9(5) for the word " 10" there shall be substituted the word

14.

In section 14(2) the words " or proposed to be made " shall be omitted and at the end thereof there shall be inserted the words

or in connection with any order made or proposed to be made by him under section 6 or 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967 by virtue of section 8(2) or (5) of that Act or, as the case may be, section 9(7) or 10(6) thereof.

In section 15(2) for the words " sections 10 to" there shall be substituted the word

section.

The Road Safety Act 1967

In section 33(2) for the words " the Road Traffic Act 1964 " there shall be substituted the words

the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

The Civic Amenities Act 1967

In section 25 for the words from " sections " to " 1960 ", where last occurring, there shall be substituted the words

sections 20, 52 and 53 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967.

Schedule 7Repeals and Revocations

Part IEnactments Repealed

ChapterShort TitleExtent of Repeal
8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 16.The Road Traffic Act 1960.

Sections 19 to 29.

Sections 34 to 63.

Sections 81 to 96.

Section 222.

In section 232(1)(a), the words "subsection (5) of section forty-one " and the words from " or " to the end of the paragraph, and in section 232(2)(a) the words from " or ", where secondly occurring, to " question ".

Section 233(1)(h).

In section 239, the words " thirty-four, forty-eight, forty-nine ".

In section 247(1), the words from " subsection (5) " to " eighty-one " and from " or offences" to " thirty-four", and in section 247(2), the words " subsection (2) of section forty-eight, subsection (6) of section forty-nine" and " section eighty-eight".

In section 249(1), the words " or section 10 of the London Government Act 1963 ".

In section 250(1)(a), the words from " except " to " ninety-one ", and section 250(4).

Section 251.

In section 257(1), the definition of " classified road" and, in the definition of " driver ", the words " and eighty-eight".

In section 259(1), the words from " to twenty-nine" to " thirty-eight " and, in section 259(6), the words from " twenty-six" to " and ".

In section 260(3) and (4), the words " twenty-four or ".

Schedules 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10.

In Schedule 17, the entry relating to the Civil Defence Act 1939 and, in the entry relating to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947, the words " 81(13), 83(9) and ".

In Schedule 19, paragraphs 12, 13 and 14.

In Schedule 20, in paragraph 5, the words " forty-one and " and the word " each ".

8 & 9 Eliz. 2. c. 63.The Road Traffic and Roads Improvement Act 1960.

Sections 1 to 8.

Sections 11 to 16.

Section 23(1) except the definition of " the Minister " and " road " and section 23(2).

Section 25(2).

The Schedule except so far as it amends section 158 of the Road Traffic Act 1960.

10 & 11 Eliz. 2. c. 59.The Road Traffic Act 1962.

Sections 10 to 13.

Section 26.

Sections 28 to 33.

Section 34 except subsections (2) and (6).

In section 35, the words from " under section " to " Act or " and the words from " otherwise " to " Act".

In section 38 the words " the Road Traffic and Roads Improvement Act 1960 ".

In section 50(1) the words from " and any " to the end.

In Part II of Schedule 1, in paragraphs 15, 16,17 and 18, the entry in the second column.

In Part III of Schedule 1, paragraphs 28 to 32 and paragraph 54.

Schedule 2.

In Part I of Schedule 4, the entries relating to sections 22, 27, 36, 48, 52, 81 and 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1960, in the entry relating to section 233 of that Act, the words from " (h) " to the end and in the entry relating to section 259 of that Act, the words from " and the " to the end.

Part II of Schedule 4, so far as it amends the Road Traffic and Roads Improvement Act 1960.

1963 c. 33.The London Government Act 1963.

In section 9(2), the words from " and the Minister " to the end, section 9(3) and, in section 9(6), the words " 85(1) and (8) ".

Sections 10 to 13.

Section 14(1)(b) and (c), section 14(5) and section 14(6)(b).

In Part I of Schedule 5, paragraphs 2 to 12,17 to 23, 30, 31, 33 and 35.

In Part II of Schedule 5, paragraphs 1 to 5.

Part III of Schedule 5.

1964 c. 45.The Road Traffic Act 1964.The whole Act.
1967 c. 21.The Road Traffic Act 1967.The whole Act.

Part IIRegulations and Order Revoked

ReferenceTitleExtent of Revocation
S.I. 1963/204.The Motor Vehicles (Variation of Speed Limit) Regulations 1962.The whole of the regulations.
S.I. 1965/319.The Secretary of State for Wales and Minister of Land and Natural Resources Order 1965.In Schedule 1, in Part I, the entry relating to section 91(2) of the Road Traffic Act 1960 and in Schedule 2, in Part I, the entries relating to sections 20 to 22, 26 to 29, 36 to 38, 40, 41, 43, 44 to 46, 48 to 52, 56 to 59, 63, 81, 85 to 92 and 222 of, and Schedules 6 and 10 to, the Road Traffic Act 1960, all the entries relating to the Road Traffic and Roads Improvement Act 1960, the entries relating to sections 11, 13, 28 and 32 of the Road Traffic Act 1962 and the entry relating to the Road Traffic Act 1964.
S.I. 1966/981.The Motor Vehicles (Variation of Speed Limit) (Amendment) Regulations 1966.The whole of the regulations.

Schedule 8Savings and Transitional Provisions

1In so far as any order, regulation, rule, scheme, byelaw, advance, agreement, application, arrangement, determination, objection or specification, made or having effect as if made, authorisation or permit granted or having effect as if granted, approval, consent, designation, direction or notice issued, given or delivered or having effect as if issued, given or delivered, condition, prohibition or requirement imposed pr attached or having effect as if imposed or attached, or other thing done or having effect as if done, under an enactment repealed by this Act could have been made, granted issued, given, delivered, imposed, attached or done under a corresponding provision of this Act, it shall not be invalidated by the repeal effected by section 110 of this Act, but shall have effect as if made, granted, issued, given, delivered, imposed, attached or done under that corresponding provision.

2Where any enactment or document refers, whether specifically or by means of a general description, to an enactment repealed by or reproduced in this Act or is to be construed as so referring, the reference shall, except where the context otherwise requires, be construed as, or as including, a reference to the corresponding provision of this Act.

3Without prejudice to paragraph 1 above, any reference in this Act (whether express or implied) to a thing done or made or falling to be done or made, or to a thing suffered, or to an event which has occurred, under or for the purposes of or by reference to a provision of this Act shall, in so far as the context permits, be construed as including a reference to the corresponding thing done or made or falling to be done or made, to the corresponding thing suffered or, as the case may be, to the corresponding event which occurred under, or for the purposes of, or by reference to, the corresponding provision of the enactments repealed by this Act.

4For the purpose of determining the punishment (by fine, imprisonment or both) which may be imposed on a person in respect of the commission by him of an offence under any provision of this Act, an offence committed by that person under the corresponding enactment repealed by this Act or by the Road Traffic Act 1960 shall be deemed to have been committed under that provision.

5Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provisions of this Schedule, anything done by the Minister as respects Wales and Monmouthshire before the coming into operation of the Secretary of State for Wales and Minister of Land and Natural Resources Order 1965, being a thing done in the exercise of a function to which the entries pertaining to that Order in the third column of Part II of Schedule 7 to this Act relate, shall continue to have effect as if done by the Secretary of State.

6Any byelaw made under section 104 of the Roads and Bridges (Scotland) Act 1878 or paragraph (1) or (3) of section 385 of the Burgh Police (Scotland) Act 1892 which is in force at the commencement of this Act shall continue in force and have effect as if it were an order made under section 1 of this Act.

7References in any order made by the Minister under section 7(4) of the Roads Act 1920 to heavy motor cars or to locomotives shall be construed respectively as references to heavy motor cars as defined by this Act and to heavy locomotives and light locomotives as so defined.

8Any byelaws or regulations in force at the commencement of this Act, being byelaws or regulations which were in force by virtue of section 81 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 on 20th March 1961 or were afterwards made or confirmed by virtue of section 11(16) of the Road Traffic and Roads Improvement Act 1960 as byelaws or regulations under the said section 81, shall have effect as if their provisions had been contained in an order under section 31(1) of this Act.

9The repeal by this Act of any provision of the Road Traffic and Roads Improvement Act 1960 and section 29 of the Road Traffic Act 1962 shall not affect any order made by virtue of section 86 or 87 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 before 1st January 1963, or the operation of the said sections 86 and 87 or of the Road Traffic and Roads Improvement Act 1960 in relation to any order made under section 85 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 before that date, so, however, that an order made before that date under the said section 85, 86 or 87 may be varied or revoked by an order under section 36 or 37 of this Act.

10A direction in an order made under section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1934 and in force at the commencement of this Act that a length of road is to be deemed to be, or not to be, a road in a built-up area shall have effect as if it were a direction that that length of road is to become, or (as the case may be) to cease to be, a restricted road for the purposes of section 71 of this Act, and any reference in any Act or in an instrument (other than such an order as aforesaid) made under an enactment repealed by the Road Traffic Act 1960 and in force as aforesaid to a road in a built-up area shall be construed as referring to such a restricted road as aforesaid.

11(1)Any road which immediately before the relevant date was classified under section 17 of the Ministry of Transport Act 1919 in Class I, II or III shall, until the appropriate Minister otherwise directs, be treated as classified under section 27(2) of the Local Government Act 1966 or section 28(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966, as the case may be, as a classified road for the purposes of sections 21(7), 72 and 76 of this Act.

(2)In this paragraph—

  • " the appropriate Minister" means, in relation to England exclusive of Monmouthshire, the Minister, in relation to Wales and Monmouthshire, the Secretary of State for Wales and, in relation to Scotland, the Secretary of State ;

  • " the relevant date " means, in relation to a road in England or Wales, 1st April 1967 and, in relation to a road in Scotland, 16th May 1967.

12Any limit of speed which was in force on 1st November 1962 by virtue of any direction, order or regulation under section 19(2), 26 or 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 and which, by virtue of section 11(6) of the Road Traffic Act 1962, was deemed to have been imposed by an order under section 11(1) of the last-mentioned Act made by the authority who gave the direction or made the order or regulation, shall, if that limit is in force at the commencement of this Act, be deemed to have been imposed by an order under section 74(1) of this Act made by that authority, and may be revoked or varied accordingly.

13Section 249 of the Road Traffic Act 1960 (general provisions as to inquiries) shall apply in relation to any inquiry proceeding at the commencement of this Act, being an inquiry ordered under any provision of an enactment repealed by this Act, as it would have applied if this Act had not passed.

14Any order made or having effect as if made by any Minister under this Act as originally enacted, being an order made under a power which, apart from section 84A(2) of this Act, is as a result of the provisions of Part IX of the Transport Act 1968 no longer exercisable by that Minister, shall continue in force as if made by virtue of the said section 84A(2) in exercise of the power of the Greater London Council or some other local authority to make an order for the like purpose after that date conferred on that Council or other authority by this Act as amended by the said Part IX.

15Where any provision of this Act as originally enacted which conferred a power to make orders is repealed by the Transport Act 1968, any order made or having effect as if made in pursuance of that power and in force immediately before the date of the repeal shall continue in force as if made in pursuance of the corresponding power conferred by this Act as amended by that Act.

16Subject to paragraph 17 of this Schedule, anything begun or falling to be treated as having been begun under this Act before the date of the coming into force of, or of any relevant instrument made under, any relevant provision of Part IX of the Transport Act 1968, so far as not completed before that date, may be continued and completed in accordance as nearly as may be with the provisions of, or of any relevant instrument made under, this Act as amended by any relevant provision of that Act.

17(1)Where an order under any provision of this Act as originally enacted does, but the like order under that provision as amended by the Transport Act 1968 does not, require the confirmation or consent of the appropriate Minister, and at the date when that amendment comes into force—

(a)an application has been made to the appropriate Minister for his confirmation, or, as the case may be, for his consent to the making, of such an order ; or

(b)notice of a proposal to make such an order has been published stating that objections may be made to the appropriate Minister,

and in either case that Minister has not yet given or refused his confirmation of or consent to the order, then, without prejudice to the right of the authority so submitting the order or proposals to withdraw their application for that Minister's confirmation or consent, that order shall not be brought into force or, as the case may be, made except with the consent of that Minister.

(2)The appropriate Minister may make regulations as respects any order requiring his consent under this paragraph for any of the like purposes as those for which regulations are required or authorised to be made under section 84C(2) or (4) of this Act and for regulating the procedure to be followed in connection with any such withdrawal of an application as aforesaid and subsection (4) of section 84B of this Act shall apply to any order submitted to the appropriate Minister for his consent under this paragraph as it applies to an order so submitted under that section.

(3)In relation to an order under section 15 or 33 of this Act, references in this paragraph to the appropriate Minister shall, notwithstanding anything in section 104(1) or section 108 of this Act, be construed as references to the Minister of Transport.

18Where any order made or having effect as if made under section 35 or 36 of this Act includes any provision made by virtue of section 26 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1967, that provision shall continue to have effect as if made by virtue of the said sections 35 and 36 as amended by section 127 of the Transport Act 1968.

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