The A41 Trunk Road (Westminster) Red Route (Bus Lane) Experimental Traffic Order 1995

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Published: 1995-12-01

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 3167

ROAD TRAFFIC
The A41 Trunk Road (Westminster) Red Route (Bus Lane) Experimental Traffic Order 1995

Made
1st December 1995

Coming into force
18th December 1995

The Traffic Director for London, in accordance with a direction given to him by the Secretary of State for Transport 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 citations

1.  This Order may be cited as the A41 Trunk Road (Westminster) Red Route (Bus Lane) Experimental Traffic Order 1995 and shall come into force on 18th December 1995.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

(a) a reference to an article followed by a number is a reference to the article of this order so numbered;

(b) cause includes permit;

(c) “carriageway” has the same meaning as in section 329 (1) of the Highways Act 1980(3); and

(d) “disabled person”, “disabled person’s badge” and “disabled person’s vehicle” have the same meaning 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.

Bus Lane Controls

3.—(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this article or in article 4, and subject to the provisions of article 4, no person shall cause any vehicle to enter or proceed in any bus lane specified in the schedule to this Order at any time.

(2) The controls specified in paragraph (1) of this article do not apply in respect of:-

(a)a bus;

(b)a vehicle being used under a licence under section 6 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869(5); or

(c)a pedal cycle.

(3) In this article—

(a)“bus” means:—

before 1st January 1997:

(i)
a public service vehicle used for the provision of a local service or a scheduled express service,

(ii)
a school bus, and

(iii)
a works bus;

after 31st December 1996:

(i)
a motor vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (exclusive of the driver), and

(ii)
a local bus not so constructed or adapted; and

(iii)
a vehicle which is constructed or adapted for the carriage of disabled persons and their companions, and which is being used to provide a service for the carriage of such persons, and displays so as to be conspicuous from outside the vehicle a disc in a form approved by or with the authority of the Traffic Director for London and containing the words DIAL-A-RIDE;

(b)“bus lane” means an area of the carriageway of a road marked with the traffic signs shown in diagrams 1048 and 1049 in schedule 6 to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(6) and

(c)“local bus”, “local service”, “pedal cycle”, “scheduled express service”, “school bus”, and “works bus” have the meanings given to those expressions in regulation 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(6).

Exemptions

4.  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply to:—

(a) a vehicle being used for ambulance, fire brigade or police purposes;

(b) a vehicle being used in the service of a local authority for the purpose of collecting refuse from premises adjacent to a bus lane;

(c) a disabled person’s vehicle displaying in the relevant position a disabled person’s badge for the purpose of allowing a disabled person to board or alight from the vehicle at or near to the entrance of Chiltern Court;

(d) a vehicle being used in connection with the removal of any obstructions to traffic;

(e) a vehicle entering a bus lane to get or give help in consequence of an accident or an emergency or otherwise taking action for public safety;

(f) a vehicle entering a bus lane so as to avoid an accident;

(g) a vehicle entering a bus lane to get or give help in consequence of an accident or an emergency or otherwise taking action for public safety;

(h) a vehicle which bears the Royal Mail livery for so long as may be required for the purpose of collection or delivering letters in pursuance of any statutory duty of the Post Office to collect or deliver letters;

(i) a vehicle entering and forthwith leaving a bus lane in order to gain access to or egress from any road adjacent to that bus lane or any vehicular accessway to premises adjacent to the bus lane or crossing over the footway adjacent to the bus lane; or

(j) anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a traffic warden.

Power to modify or suspend this Order

5.  If it appears to the Traffic Director for London, or some person authorised by him, essential in the interest of the expeditious, convenient and safe movement of traffic, 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 for Transport.

Derek Turner
Traffic Director for London
1st December 1995

Article 3
SCHEDULE
In the City of Westminster—
1.  Baker Street, the north-east side, from the south-eastern kerb-line of Melcombe Street to a point 10 metres north-west of the north-western kerb-line of Marylebone Road.

A8.01.4 TRO 105

(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)
1869 c. 115.

(6)
S.I. 1994/1519.
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