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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967

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6Traffic regulation orders in Greater London

(1)Subject to sections 84A, 84B and 84C of this Act, the authority hereinafter specified may by order make provision for controlling or regulating vehicular and other traffic (including foot passengers) on roads in Greater London and in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing words, for any of the purposes, or with respect to any of the matters, mentioned in Schedule 1 to this Act and for any other purpose which is a purpose mentioned in any of paragraphs (a) to (f) of section 1(1) of this Act; but no such order shall contain any provision for regulating the speed of vehicles on roads.

(2)The authority having power to make an order under this section—

(a)as respects any road other than a trunk road, shall be the Greater London Council;

(b)as respects a trunk road, shall be the Minister or, with the consent of the Minister, that Council.

(3)Any order under this section may be made so as to apply—

(a)to Greater London as a whole, or to particular parts thereof, or to particular places or streets, or parts of streets, therein;

(b)throughout the day, or during particular periods ;

(c)on special occasions only, or at special times only ;

(d)to vehicles and traffic of any class.

(4)Any such order may make provision for identifying any part of any road to which, or any time at which or period during which, any provision contained in the order is for the time being to apply by means of a traffic sign of a type or character specified in the order (being a type prescribed or character authorised under section 54 of this Act) and for the time being lawfully in place; and for the purposes of any order so made, any such traffic sign placed on or near a street shall be deemed to be lawfully in place unless the contrary is proved.

(5)Any such order which imposes any restriction upon the use by vehicles of streets in Greater London, or the waiting of vehicles in such streets, may include provision with respect to the issue and display of certificates or other means of identification of vehicles which are excepted from the restriction, whether generally or in particular circumstances or at particular times.

(6)Any such order may also include provision with respect to the issue, display and operation of devices (to be approved either generally or specially by the Minister) for indicating the time at which a vehicle arrived at, and the time at which it ought to leave, any place in a street in which waiting is restricted by the order, or one or other of those times, and for treating the indications given by any such device as evidence of such facts and for such purposes as may be prescribed by the order.

(7)Any such order may provide for the suspension or modification so long as the order remains in force of any provisions of any Acts (whether public general or local or private, and including provisions contained in this Act), byelaws or regulations, dealing with the same subject matter as the order, or of any Acts conferring power of making byelaws or regulations dealing with the same subject matter, so far as such provisions apply to any place or street to which the order applies.

(8)No appeal shall lie to the Minister from the traffic commissioners—

(a)under section 135(8) or section 143 of the Road Traffic Act 1960, in the case of a decision of those commissioners with respect to a road service licence for a route wholly or partly within the Metropolitan Traffic Area, or

(b)under section 141(4) or (6) of that Act, in the case of a decision with respect to the approval of a route for a road service provided wholly or partly within the London special area by the London Transport Board,

if and so far as it is certified by the commissioners that the decision was necessary to secure conformity with any order in force under this section, being an order prescribing the routes to be followed, or streets which are not to be used, by vehicles affected by the decision, the places in streets where such vehicles may or may not wait, or the stopping places for such vehicles.

(9)If a person acts in contravention of or fails to comply with any order under this section, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding, in the case of an offence committed in respect of a motor vehicle by a failure to comply with a requirement to proceed or not to proceed in a specified direction or along a specified part of the carriageway, £50 and, in any other case, £20.

(11)This section shall not apply in relation to any part of a special road on or after such date as may be declared by a notice published by the highway authority, in manner prescribed for the publication of notices under section 1(7) of this Act to be the date on which it is open for use as a special road.

(12)In this section and in Schedule 1 to this Act " street" includes any highway and any bridge carrying a highway, and any lane, mews, footway, square, court, alley or passage whether a thoroughfare or not, and references in this section to the London special area and the Metropolitan Traffic Area shall be construed in like manner as if they were contained in the Road Traffic Act 1960.

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