The A316 Trunk Road (Hounslow and Richmond) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1997

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Published: 1997-11-03

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2656

ROAD TRAFFIC
The A316 Trunk Road (Hounslow and Richmond) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1997

Made
3rd November 1997

Coming into force
17th November 1997

The Traffic Director for London, in accordance with a direction given to him by the Secretary of State 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 A316 Trunk Road (Hounslow and Richmond) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1997, and shall come into force on 17th November 1997.

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.

(h)“bus” has the meaning given by regulation 22(2) of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(5).

(i)“bus stop” means an area bounded by a traffic sign shown in diagram 1025.1 or 1025.3 in schedule 6 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994 which includes the words “bus stop”.

(j)“bus stand” means an area bounded by a traffic sign shown in diagram 1025.1 or 1025.3 in schedule 6 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994 which includes the words “bus stand”.

(k)“London Regional Transport” has the meaning given by the London Regional Transport Act 1984(6).

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) and (2) do not apply in respect of a person causing:

(a)a bus to stop at a bus stop for as long as may be required to enable passengers to board or alight; or

(b)a bus to stop at a bus stop or a bus stand and being used for operational reasons in the course of providing a London bus service (as defined in section 34 of the Transport Act 1985(7)) under an agreement with London Regional Transport or training drivers to allow such a service to be provided.

(2) In this article “operational reasons” means:

(i)to enable passengers to board and alight;

(ii)to enable crew changes to take place;

(iii)to maintain the scheduled timetable subject, in the case of a bus stop, to a maximum wait of two minutes.

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(8) 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 or variation of existing Orders

10.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this article, the Hounslow (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 1977 is hereby revoked, in so far as its provisions relate to any part of the trunk road red route clearway.

(2) The revocation specified in paragraph (1) of this article shall take effect in respect of any provision contained in the Hounslow (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 1977 only from the time at which the traffic sign indicating the effect of that provision has been obliterated.

TRO 327

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

Derek Turner
Traffic Director for London
3rd November 1997

Articles 2 and 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1The Trunk Road Red Route Clearway.

Table

(1)
(2)

Item
Length of Road

1.
The Chiswick–Sunbury Trunk Road (A316), from a point 100 metres north-east of the eastern kerb-line of Mortlake Road to a point 63 metres south-west of the south-western wall of 16 and 18 Whittingham Court, Edensor Road.

(1)
1991 c. 40.

(2)
1984 c. 27.

(3)
1980 c. 66.

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

(5)
S.I. 1994/1519.

(6)
1984 c. 32.

(7)
1985 c. 67.

(8)
1869 c. 115.
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