Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

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The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, which provided powers to regulate or restrict traffic on UK roads, in the interest of safety. It superseded some earlier legislation, including the majority of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1967. The Act is split into 10 parts covering 147 sections, it also includes 14 schedules.

Part 1: General Provisions For Traffic Regulations[edit]

Part 1 includes sections 1 to 13 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO)
  • Regulations outside Greater London
  • Regulations in Greater London
  • Experimental traffic schemes

Part 2: Traffic Regulation In Special Cases[edit]

Part 2 includes sections 14 to 22 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • Various powers relating to traffic regulation in special cases including - but not limited to:
Temporary prohibitions and restrictions of traffic
Traffic regulation on certain categories of roads
One-way traffic on trunk roads
Permits for trailers to carry excess weight

Part 3: Crossings And Playgrounds[edit]

Part 3 includes sections 23 to 31 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • Pedestrian crossings
  • School crossings
  • Street playgrounds

Part 4: Parking Places[edit]

Part 4 includes sections 32 to 63 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • Provision of off-street parking and parking on roads without payment
  • Control of off-street parking
  • Parking on highways for payment
  • Provision of parking places by parish or community councils
  • Special parking provisions

Part 5: Traffic Signs[edit]

Part 5 includes sections 64 to 80 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • General provisions
  • Provisions as to Greater London
  • Supplementary provisions

Part 6: Speed Limits[edit]

Part 6 includes sections 81 to 91 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • Various powers relating to speed limits including - but not limited to:
Speed limits on restricted and non-restricted roads
Traffic signs indicating speed restrictions
Speeding offences
Approval of radar speed measuring devices
Speed limitations to certain types of vehicle (section 86)

Part 7: Bollards And Other Obstructions[edit]

Part 7 includes sections 92 to 94 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • Bollards and other obstructions

Part 8: Control And Enforcement[edit]

Part 8 includes sections 95 to 111 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • Traffic Wardens
  • Penalties other than fixed penalties
  • Removal or immobilisation of vehicles
  • Enforcement of excess parking charges

Part 9: Further Provisions As To Enforcement[edit]

Part 9 includes sections 112 to 121 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • General provisions
  • Special provisions relating to Scotland

Part 10: General And Supplementary Provisions[edit]

Part 10 includes sections 122 to 147 of the Act. The legislation contained in these sections covers:

  • Various supplementary powers including - but not limited to:
Exercise of functions by local authorities
Boundary roads
Footpaths, bridleways and byways open to all traffic
Power to hold inquiries
Application of the Act to Crown roads
Application of the Act to the Isles of Scilly
Vehicles used for marine salvage
Hovercraft
Tramcars and trolley vehicles

Schedules[edit]

The Act contains 14 schedules.

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