The Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisi/1997/276/contents

Introductory Text

PART I INTRODUCTORY

1.Title and commencement
2.Interpretation

PART II RULES OF THE ROAD
3.Rule of the road

PART III GENERAL PROVISIONS AS TO REGULATION OF TRAFFIC

4.Traffic regulation orders
5.Experimental traffic control schemes
6.Temporary suspension of traffic regulation orders or experimental traffic control schemes
7.Temporary traffic regulation
8.General traffic regulations
8A.Prohibition or restriction of use of public roads: special events
9.Supplementary

PART IV PARKING PLACES

10.Power of Department to provide parking places
11.Additional powers in respect of off-street parking places
12.Provision of access to premises through off-street parking places
13.Provisions as to use of parking places
14.Offences and proceedings in connection with parking places provided under Article 10 or 11
15.Designation of parking places on roads for which charges may be made
16.Charges for parking in designated parking places
17.Regulation of designated parking places
18.Supplementary provisions relating to designation orders
19.Offences relating to parking places on roads where charges may be made
20.Acceptance of payment as bar to proceedings under Article 19
21.Parking devices for designated parking places
22.Offences in connection with parking devices
23.Mishandling of parking devices, etc.
24.Public service vehicle plying for hire in parking place
25.Parking attendants
26.Acquisition and inspection, etc., of apparatus
27.Protection of Department from liability

PART 4A TAXIS
27A.Taxi regulation orders

PART V TRAFFIC SIGNS

28.Traffic signs
29.Power to provide signs
30.Warning devices for indicating temporary obstructions
31.Warning of danger to traffic
32.Power of constable, etc., to place traffic signs
33.Interference with, or damage to, traffic signs
34.Unauthorised signs
35.Powers of Department relating to the removal of signs

PART VI SPEED LIMITS

36.General speed limit on restricted roads
37.Restricted roads
38.Speed limits on roads other than restricted roads
39.Speed limits for particular classes of vehicles
40.Temporary or experimental speed limits
41.Traffic signs for indicating speed restrictions
42.Exemption for fire engines, etc.
43.Contravening speed limit

PART VII TRAFFIC WARDENS

44.Employment of traffic wardens
45.Employment of traffic wardens as parking attendants
46.Uniform of traffic wardens

PART VIII REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF VEHICLES

47.Power of constable to require removal of vehicles
48.Power of constable to remove vehicles
49.Power of Department to remove vehicles
50.Obstructing removal of vehicles
51.Disposal of vehicles by a police officer
52.Disposal of vehicles by the Department
53.Disposal of vehicles by district council
54.Recovery of expenses connected with removed vehicles

PART IX MISCELLANEOUS

Disabled persons

55.Disabled persons' badges
Arts. 56 & 57 rep. by 2005 NI 14

Road safety

58.Provisions for safety of pedestrians, etc.
59.Pedestrian crossings
60.School crossings

Offences
61.Offences

Other miscellaneous provisions

62.Permits authorising carriage of greater weights
63.Repayment of charges
64.Power to install equipment for detection of traffic offences
65.Inquiries
66.Power to prohibit or restrict use of vehicles on certain bridges
67.Prospective exercise of powers
68.Hovercraft
69.Trolley vehicles
70.The Crown
71.Application of Order in relation to harbour commissioners
72.Application of speed limits to Belfast Harbour Estate
73.Transitional provisions
74.Regulations and orders
Art. 75—Amendments and repeals

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDERS

1.(1) The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3...
2.The Department shall consult such persons as the Department considers...
3.(1) The Department shall publish a notice including the particulars...
4.Before making a traffic regulation order, the Department may hold...
5.The Department may make a traffic regulation order with or...
6.(1) Where the Department makes a traffic regulation order, it...

SCHEDULE 2
EXPERIMENTAL TRAFFIC CONTROL SCHEMES

1.In this Schedule— (a) “scheme” means an experimental traffic control...
2.The Department shall comply with paragraphs 3 and 4 before...
3.The Department shall consult such persons as the Department considers...
4.(1) The Department shall publish in a newspaper circulating in...
5.Before making a scheme, the Department may hold a public...
6.The Department may make a scheme with or without omissions...
7.(1) Where the Department makes a scheme, it shall—
8.Paragraph 7 shall have effect in relation to the making...
9.Where under Article 5(5) the Department directs that a scheme...
10.(1) Where under Article 5(8) the Department directs in a...

SCHEDULE 3
TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION

1.Where the Department imposes or proposes to impose restrictions or...
2.The Department shall publish in a newspaper circulating in the...
3.Where any restrictions or prohibitions imposed under Article 7 on...
4.Where the Department publishes a notice under paragraph 2 specifying...
5.Where, under Article 7(7), the Department directs that a provision...

SCHEDULE 3A
PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTION OF USE OF PUBLIC ROADS: SPECIAL EVENTS

Interpretation
1.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of this Schedule....

Prohibition or restriction on public roads in connection with special events
2.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if the relevant authority for a...

Procedure for making orders
3.(1) An order shall not be made except on an...

Recovery of certain costs
4.The relevant authority may recover from the promoter the whole...

Guidance
5.The Department may issue guidance— (a) to district councils as...

Offences in relation to orders
6.(1) A person who contravenes, or who uses or permits...

SCHEDULE 4
ORDERS UNDER ARTICLE 10, 13 OR 15

1.The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 before...
2.The Department shall consult such persons as the Department considers...
3.(1) The Department shall publish in a newspaper circulating in...
4.Before making an order under Article 10, 13 or 15,...
5.The Department may make an order under Article 10, 13...
6.Where the Department makes an order under Article 10, 13...
7.(1) Where the department makes an order under Article 13...

SCHEDULE 4A
ORDERS UNDER ARTICLE 27A

1.The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 before...
2.The Department shall consult such persons as it considers appropriate....
3.(1) The Department shall publish a notice including the particulars...
4.Before making an order under Article 27A, the Department may...
5.The Department may make an order under Article 27A with...
6.When the Department makes an order under Article 27A, it...

SCHEDULE 5
ORDERS UNDER ARTICLE 36(3)(a), 37 OR 38

1.The Department shall comply with paragraphs 2 and 3 before...
2.The Department shall consult such persons as it considers appropriate....
3.(1) The Department shall publish a notice including the particulars...
4.Before making an order under Article 36(3)(a), 37 or 38,...
5.The Department may make an order under Article 36(3)(a), 37...
6.Where the Department makes an order under Article 36(3)(a), 37...

SCHEDULE 6
INQUIRIES

1.(1) Where the Department decides to hold an inquiry in...
2.(1) Subject to sub-paragraphs (2) and (3), all persons interested...
3.Where the inquiry has been held, the Department may, after...

Schedules 7, 8—Amendments

Schedule 9—Repeals
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