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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

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15Regulation of use of highways by public service vehicles

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below and to sections 84A, 84B and 84C of this Act, a local authority may make orders for determining the highways which may or may not be used by public service vehicles in the area or in any part of the area of the authority and for fixing thereon stands for public service vehicles, and as to the places at which such vehicles may stop for a longer time than is necessary for the taking up and setting down of passengers and as to the manner of using such stands and places ; and any such order may be made—

(a)so as to apply only to such vehicles of a specified class ; or

(b)so as to have effect as respects a limited period only or as respects only limited periods in the year,

and may make different provision for different classes of such vehicles.

(2)No order shall be made under this section as respects Greater London.

(4)Without prejudice to subsection (1) and to any regulations under subsection (2) of section 84C of this Act, before making any order under subsection (1) above otherwise than in pursuance of a direction given by the Minister under section 84A(1) of this Act, the local authority shall consult with the traffic commissioners for any traffic area constituted for the purposes of Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1960 in which the area or any part of the area of the local authority is situate and, if the local authority's area is situated wholly or partly within an area designated under section 9(1) of the Transport Act 1968, with the Executive for that area; and if the order is required to be submitted to the Minister for his consent under section 84B(1) of this Act, the local authority shall so consult before so submitting it.

(8)In this section " local authority "—

(a)as respects England and Wales, means as regards a county borough or a non-county borough or urban district having a population according to the last census for the time being of over 20,000 and any other non-county borough or urban district or any rural district the council of which the Minister may by order declare to be a local authority for the purposes of this section, the council of the borough or district, and as regards any other area the council of the county;

(b)as respects Scotland, means in a burgh the magistrates thereof and in a county the council thereof.

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