The A1 Trunk Road (Barnet) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1997

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Published: 1997-10-17

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2489

ROAD TRAFFIC
The A1 Trunk Road (Barnet) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1997

Made
17th October 1997

Coming into force
31st October 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 A1 Trunk Road (Barnet) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1997, and shall come into force on 31st October 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;

(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”; and

(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) The controls specified in paragraph (1) of this article do not apply in respect of any area of the trunk road red route clearway specified in schedule 2.

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 Barnet (Waiting and Loading Restrictions) (Special Parking Areas) Order 1994 and the Barnet (Waiting and Loading Restrictions) (Priority Routes and Side Roads) Order 1994 are hereby suspended, in so far as their provisions relate to any part of the trunk road red route.

(2) The suspension specified in paragraph (1) of this article shall take effect in respect of any provision contained in the Barnet (Waiting and Loading Restrictions) (Special Parking Areas) Order 1994 and the Barnet (Waiting and Loading Restrictions) (Priority Routes and Side Roads) Order 1994 only from the time at which the traffic sign indicating the effect of that provision has been obliterated

TRO 304

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

Derek Turner
Traffic Director for London
17th October 1997

Articles 2 and 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1The Trunk Road Red Route Clearway.

Table

(1)
(2)

Item
Length of Road

1.
The A1 Great North Way (Barnet By-pass) from its junction with the A41 Trunk Road at Fiveways Corner to its junction with the A406 North Circular Road.

2.
The slip road located between the A406 North Circular Road eastbound carriageway and the A1 Great North Way (Barnet By-pass) northbound carriageway.

Article 3(2)

SCHEDULE 2Areas of the trunk road red route clearway to which the prohibitions and restrictions specified in article 3(1) do not apply.

Table

(1)
(2)

Item
Length of Road

1.
The A1 Great North Way (Barnet By-pass), south side—the un-named service road located between Sunny Gardens Road and Ashley Lane over its entire length.

2.
The A1 Great North Way (Barnet By-pass), west side—the un-named service road located between Tenterden Drive (northern end) and Tenterden Drive (southern end) over its entire length.

3.
The A1 Great North Way (Barnet By-pass), north side—the un-named service road located between the access road opposite Sunny Gardens Road and Ashley Lane over its entire length.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

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 Trunk Road Red Route


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



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



3C
5(1)
Exemptions for licensed taxi cabs



3D
5(2)
Exemptions for buses



3E
5(3)
Exemptions for doctors' vehicles



3F
5(4)
Exemptions for solo motor bicycles



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



4B
6
Exemptions for loading



(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)
1984 c. 32.

(7)
1985 c. 67.

(8)
1869 c. 115.
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