1999 No. 343
The A102 Trunk Road (Greenwich) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1999
11th February 1999
Coming into force
25th February 1999
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 A102 Trunk Road (Greenwich) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1999, and shall come into force on 25th February 1999.
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”;
(k)“London Regional Transport” has the meaning given by the London Regional Transport Act 1984(6); and
(l)“pedal cycle” has the same meaning as in regulation 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994.
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.
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.
(4) The controls specified in article 3(1) and (2) do not apply in respect of a person causing a pedal cycle to be parked at a facility specifically provided for the purpose of pedal cycle parking by, or with the consent of, the highway authority.
Signed in accordance with a direction from the Secretary of State.
Traffic Director for London
11th February 1999
Articles 2 and 3(1)
SCHEDULE 1The Trunk Road Red Route Clearway
Length of Road
Both sides of the southbound slip roads of the A102 Blackwall Tunnel southern exit from their junction with the A102 to their junction with Blackwall Lane.
Both sides of the Tunnel Avenue slip road from its junction with the A102 northbound carriageway to its junction with Tunnel Avenue.
(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–
Taken up in this Order
2 and 3(1)
The Trunk Road Red Route
Areas not included in The Trunk Road Red Route
4 and 7(1)
Exemptions for parking and disabled persons' vehicles
Exemptions for disabled persons' vehicles
Exemptions for licensed taxi cabs
Exemptions for buses
Exemptions for doctors' vehicles
Exemptions for solo motor bicycles
6 and 7(3)
Exemptions for loading and disabled persons' vehicles
Exemptions for loading
1991 c. 40.
1984 c. 27.
1980 c. 66.
S.I. 1986/178 as amended by S.I. 1991/2709.
1984 c. 32.
1985 c. 67.
1869 c. 115.