The A20 Trunk Road (Bexley and Bromley) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1995

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Published: 1995-09-22

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 2527

ROAD TRAFFIC
The A20 Trunk Road (Bexley and Bromley) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1995

Made
22nd September 1995

Coming into force
10th November 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 section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1948(2), and of all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following Order:—

Commencement and citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the A20 Trunk Road (Bexley and Bromley) Red Route (Clearway) Traffic Order 1995, and shall come into force on 10th November 1995.

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” means the lengths of road specified in column (2) of the table in schedule 1;

(f)“vehicle” includes part of a vehicle; and

(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.

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) Coaches: The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a motor vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (exclusive of the driver) or a local bus (as defined in article 8(4)) not so constructed or adapted, to be parked at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 3D during the hours specified in column (3) in that item for a period not exceeding the period specified in column (4) in that item, provided that not less than the period specified in column (5) in that item has elapsed since the vehicle was last parked on any part of the same length of road.

(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 vehicle to which this article applies to stop at a bus stop (being an area of road bounded by a traffic sign which includes the words “bus stop”) for so long only as may be required to enable passengers to get on or off the vehicle or, in the case of a vehicle being used to provide a local service, for so long only as may be required for a change of crew.

(2) The controls specified in article 3(1) and (2) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle being used to provide a local service to stop at a bus stand (being an area of road bounded by a traffic sign which includes the words “bus stand”) for so long only as may be required for timetabling reasons.

(3) This article applies—

(a)before 1st January 1997 to

(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; and

(b)after 31st December 1996 to

(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.

(4) In this article “local bus”, “local service”, “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(5).

Other exemptions

9.—(1) The controls specified in article 3(1) and (2) 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 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 Bexley (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 1991 [BLB TMO 1991 008] is hereby suspended, in so far as its provisions relate to any part of the trunk road red route.

(2) The revocation specified in paragraph (1) of this article shall take effect in respect of any provision contained in the Bexley (Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 1991 [BLB TMO 1991 008] only from the time at which the traffic sign indicating the effect of that provision has been obliterated.

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

Derek Turner
Traffic Director for London
22nd September 1995

Articles 2 and 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1The Trunk Road Red Route (Clearway).

Table

(1)
(2)

Item
Length of Road

1.
A20 Sidcup Road and A20 Sidcup ByPass Road between the southeastern boundary of 899 Sidcup Road and the boundary of Greater London with the County of Kent on the north side (eastbound), and between a point 195 metres east of the eastern kerbline of Kemnal Road and the Boundary of Greater London with the County of Kent on the south side (westbound).

2.
The unnamed slip roads - both sides, between their junction with the Sidcup Bypass Road and their junction with the roundabout situated at the junction of Chislehurst Road (A222) and Perry Street (A222) known as Frognal Corner.

3.
The unnamed slip roads - both sides, between their junction with the Sidcup Bypass Road and their junction with the roundabout and gyratory situated at the junction of Edgington Way (A223), Cray Road (A224) and Sevenoaks Way (A224) known as Crittall’s Corner.

Article 5(2)

SCHEDULE 3DLengths of the trunk road red route (clearway) on which there are exemptions for coaches only.

Table

(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

Item
Length of Road
Restricted Hours
Maximum Period of Parking
Minimum Interval

1.
Unnamed north western slip road between the Sidcup Bypass Road and its junction with the roundabout situated at the junctions of Edgington Way (A223), Cray Road (A224) and Sevenoaks Way (A224), known as Crittals Corner.
Un-restricted
None
None

2.
The north side of the unnamed eastbound slip road leading from the Sidcup Bypass eastbound carriageway to its junction with the roundabout situated at the junction of Edgington Way (A223), Cray Road (A224) and Sevenoaks Way (A224), known as Crittalls corner, from a point 57 metres west of Crittalls Corner westwards for a distance of 40 metres.
Un-restricted
None
None

3.
The Southside of the unnamed westbound on slip Road from a point 60 metres east of its junction with the roundabout situated at the junction of Chislehurst Road (A222) and Perry Street (A222) known as Frognall Corner westwards for 15 metres.
Un-restricted
None
None

4.
The northside of the unnamed eastbound on slip Road from a point 84 metres east of its junction with the roundabout situated at the junction of Chislehurst Road (A222) and Perry Street (A222) known as Frognall Corner eastwards for 15 metres.
Un-restricted
None
None

Explanatory Note

(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—

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 coaches


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)
1869 c. 115.
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