The A3 Trunk Road (Merton) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1996

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Published: 1996-09-09

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2333

ROAD TRAFFIC
The A3 Trunk Road (Merton) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1996

Made
9th September 1996

Coming into force
16th September 1996

The Traffic Director for London, in accordance with a direction given to him by the Secretary of State for Transport under section 58(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1991(1) and in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(2), and of all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following Order:—

Commencement and citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the A3 Trunk Road (Merton) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1996, and shall come into force on 16th September 1996.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

(a)a reference to an article or a schedule followed by a number is a reference to the article of, or the schedule to, this Order so numbered;

(b)“carriageway” has the same meaning as in section 329(1) of the Highways Act 1980(3);

(c)causing includes permitting;

(d)“disabled person”, “disabled person’s badge” and “disabled person’s vehicle” have the same meanings as in regulation 2(1) of the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Exemptions for Disabled Persons) (England and Wales) Regulations 1986(4), and “relevant position” in relation to a disabled person’s badge has the same meaning as in regulation 2A of those regulations;

(e)“the trunk road red route clearway” means the lengths of road specified in column(2)of the table in schedule 1;

(f)“vehicle” includes part of a vehicle; and

(g)an entry in column (3), (4) or (5) of an item in a schedule to this order applies to that column in subsequent items in that schedule.

General prohibition of stopping

3.—(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this article, and of articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, no person shall cause any vehicle to stop at any time in the trunk road red route clearway.

(2) Not taken up.

Exemptions for parking

4.  Not taken up

Miscellaneous exemptions for parking

5.—(1) Not taken up.

(2) Not taken up.

(3) Not taken up.

(4) Not taken up.

Exemptions for loading and unloading

6.  Not taken up.

Exemptions for disabled persons

7.—(1) Not taken up.

(2) Not taken up.

(3) Not taken up.

Exemptions at bus stops and stands

8.—(1) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle to which this article applies to stop at a bus stop (being an area of road bounded by a traffic sign which includes the words “bus stop”) for so long only as may be required to enable passengers to get on or off the vehicle or, in the case of a vehicle being used to provide a local service, for so long only as may be required for a change of crew.

(2) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle being used to provide a local service to stop at a bus stand (being an area of road bounded by a traffic sign which includes the words “bus stand”) for so long only as may be required for timetabling reasons.

(3) This article applies—

(a)before 1 January 1997 to

(i)a public service vehicle used for the provision of a local service or a scheduled express service,

(ii)a school bus, and

(iii)a works bus; and

(b)after 31 December 1996 to

(i)a motor vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (exclusive of the driver), and

(ii)a local bus not so constructed or adapted.

(4) In this article “local bus”, “local service”, “scheduled express service”, “school bus” and “works bus” have the meanings given to those expressions in regulation 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(5).

Other exemptions

9.—(1) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle to stop if that person is—

(a)required by law to cause the vehicle to stop or not to proceed;

(b)obliged to stop the vehicle so as to avoid an accident;

(c)prevented from proceeding in the vehicle by circumstances beyond the person’s control;

(d)getting or giving help in consequence of an accident or an emergency, or otherwise taking action for public safety;

(e)opening or closing a gate or other barrier at the entrance to premises to which the vehicle is being driven or from which it has emerged if it is not reasonably practicable to cause the vehicle to stop elsewhere for the purpose;

(f)using the vehicle for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes;

(g)using the vehicle in connection with the removal of any obstruction to traffic;

(h)using the vehicle in connection with the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of any length of road specified in schedule 1;

(i)using the vehicle under a licence under section 6 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869 to stop for so long only as may be required to enable a passenger to get on or off the vehicle; or

(j)using a disabled person’s vehicle which displays a disabled person’s badge in the relevant position to stop for so long only as may be required to enable a disabled person to get on or off the vehicle.

(2) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a vehicle which bears the Royal Mail livery which is waiting at the edge of a carriageway for as long as may be necessary for the purpose of collecting or delivering letters in pursuance of any statutory duty of the Post Office to collect or deliver letters.

(3) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply to anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a traffic warden.

Revocation of existing Orders

10.—(1) The Greater London Council 1977 No. 107 The Merton (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 1977 and the A3 Trunk Road (Merton) Red Route (Clearway) Experimental Traffic Order 1995(6) is hereby revoked, in so far as its provisions relate to any part of the trunk road red route clearway.

Signed in accordance with a direction from the Secretary of State for Transport.

Derek Turner
Traffic Director for London
9th September 1996

Articles 2 and 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1The Trunk Road Red Route Clearway.

Table

(1)
(2)

Item
Length of Road

1.
A3 Kingston By-Pass - Beverley Way and Malden Way, between the northern boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames and the southern boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

2.
Beverley Way - the northbound slip road from Shannon Corner to A3 Beverley Way, between a point 53 metres north east of the intersection point between its south eastern kerbline and the northern kerbline of Shannon Corner, and its junction with A3, Beverley Way northbound carriageway.

3.
Beverley Way - the northbound slip road between A3, Beverely Way northbound carriageway and the northbound slip road from Shannon Corner to A3, Beverley Way.

4.
Beverley Way - the southbound slip road between A3, Beverley Way southbound carriageway and the south west bound slip road between Bushey Road and A3, Beverley Way southbound carriageway.

5.
Beverley Way - the south west bound slip road between Bushey Road and A3, Beverley Way, from a point 8 metres northeast of the north eastern flank wall of Raynes Park High School to its junction with A3, Beverley Way.

6.
Beverley Way - the northbound service road between the south west bound slip road from Bushey Road to A3, Beverley Way and the slip road between A3, Beverley Way southbound slip road and Bushey Road.

7.
Beverley Way - south-west service road, between its junction with A3, Beverley Way and a point opposite the south-eastern flank wall of No. 2 Huntley Way.

8.
Beverley Way - slip roads between A3, Beverley Way and Coombe Lane, from the borough boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames to the junction with Coombe Lane.

9.
Beverley Way - the southbound slip road between the south west bound slip road from Bushey Road to A3, Beverley Way and its junction with Shannon Corner, from the south west bound slip road from Bushey Road to a point 38 metres north of the northern kerbline of Shannon Corner, measured along its north western kerbline.

10.
Malden Way - the northbound slip road from A3 northbound carriageway to Shannon Corner, between A3, Maldon Way northbound carriageway and a point 7 metres south west of the point of intersection of the north western kerbline of Malden Way and the centreline of the egress from Shannon Retail Park.

11.
Robin Hood Way - the southbound slip road between A3, Robin Hood Way and Coombe Lane, from the borough boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames to the junction with Coombe Lane.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Instrument)

1.  This Order is based on a comprehensive model Order produced by the Traffic Director for London to assist understanding of the regulations, and to assist future consolidation of Orders relating to priority routes.

2.  Articles used in the model Order but not required for the purposes of this Order have been marked in this Order as not taken up.

3.  A list of schedules used in the model Order and an indication of those schedules (and their respective articles) taken up in this Order are shown in the table below—

Table

Schedule Number
Article
Description
Taken up in this Order

Yes
No

1
2 and 3(1)
The Trunk Road Red Route


2
3(2)
Areas not included in The TrunkRoad Red Route



3A
4 and 7(1)
Exemptions for parking and disabledpersons' vehicles



3B
7(2)
Exemptions for disabled persons' vehicles



3C
5(1)
Exemptions for licensed taxi cabs



3D
5(2)
Exemptions for coaches



3E
5(3)
Exemptions for doctors' vehicles



3F
5(4)
Exemptions for solo motor bicycles



4A
6 and 7(3)
Exemptions for loading and disabledpersons' vehicles



4B
6
Exemptions for loading



TRO 175

(1)
1991 c. 40.

(2)
1984 c. 27.

(3)
1980 c. 66.

(4)
S.I. 1986/178 as amended by S.I. 1991/2709.

(5)
S.I. 1994/1519.

(6)
S.I.. 1995/338.
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