1998 No. 179
The A205 Trunk Road (Southwark) Red Route (Prohibited Turns) Experimental Traffic Order 1998
21st January 1998
Coming into force
6th February 1998
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 sections 9 and 10 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 A205 Trunk Road (Southwark) Red Route (Prohibited Turns) Experimental Traffic Order 1998, and shall come into force on 6th February 1998.
2. In this Order—
(a)causing includes permitting;
(b)“the trunk road” means the A205 Trunk Road in the London Borough of Southwark;
(c)“central reserve” means that part of the trunk road which separates one part of the carriageway from another part for the safety and guidance of vehicular traffic using that road.
3.—(1) Subject to the provisions of articles 4 and 5 below, no person shall cause any vehicle travelling in a northwesterly direction to enter or proceed through the gap in the central reserve of the trunk road opposite its junction with Underhill Road.
(2) Subject to the provisions of article 5 below, no person shall cause any vehicle travelling in a northwesterly direction to enter or proceed through the gap in the central reserve of the trunk road opposite its junction with Wood Vale.
(3) Subject to the provisions of article 5 below, no person shall cause any vehicle travelling in a northwesterly direction to enter or proceed through any gap in the central reserve of the trunk road between its junction with Wood Vale and 15 metres north of its junction with Underhill Road.
Exemptions for buses
4.—(1) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a local bus which is being used to provide a local service to run right from the trunk road into Underhill Road.
(2) In this article “local bus” and “local service” have the meanings given to those expressions in regulation 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(3).
5. Nothing in this Order shall apply—
(a)to anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable or a traffic warden in uniform; or
(b)to a vehicle being used for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes.
Power to modify or suspend this Order
6. If it appears to the Traffic Director for London, or some person authorised by him, essential in the interests of the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of traffic, or of the provision of suitable and adequate parking facilities on the highway, or for preserving or improving the amenities of the area through which any road affected by this Order runs, and after consulting with the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, he may modify or suspend any provision of this Order, save that no modification shall make an addition.
Signed in accordance with a direction from the Secretary of State.
Traffic Director for London
21st January 1998
1991 c. 40.
1984 c. 27.