1995 No. 1984 (S.145)
The A87 Extension (Skye Bridge Crossing) Special Road Regulations 1995
24th July 1995
Laid before Parliament
4th August 1995
Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1(1)
(1)The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 17 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, having consulted such representative organisations as he thought fit in accordance with section 134(2) of that Act, and having consulted the concessionaire in accordance with section 43(2) of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, hereby makes the following Regulations:
Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the A87 Extension (Skye Bridge Crossing) Special Road Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on the date declared by the Secretary of State as traffic authority(2) by notice in accordance with the Special Roads (Notice of Opening) (Scotland) Regulations 1964(3) to be the date on which the special road specified in paragraph (2) below is open for use as a special road.
(2) The special road referred to in paragraph (1) above is the special road authorised to be provided by the Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh Trunk Road (A87) Extension (Skye Bridge Crossing) Special Road Scheme 1992(4).
2. In these Regulations—
“the special road” means the special road specified in regulation 1(2) above.
3.—(1) No person shall drive or cause to be driven any vehicle at a speed exceeding 40mph on that length of the special road described in paragraph (2) below or exceeding 30 mph on that length of the special road described in paragraph (3) below.
(2) The length of the special road referred to in paragraph (1) above to which the 40mph limit applies is from a point 245 metres or thereby west of its junction with Main Street, Kyle of Lochalsh to its junction with the A850 Kyleakin to Broadford Road, Isle of Skye.
(3) The length of the special road referred to in paragraph (1) above to which the 30mph limit applies is from its junction with Main Street, Kyle of Lochalsh to a point 245 metres or thereby west of that junction.
Prohibition of stopping
4.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3) below, no person shall cause or permit any vehicle to stop on the lengths of the special road described in regulations 3(2) and (3) above.
(2) Nothing in paragraph (1) above shall apply to anything done with the permission or upon the direction of a police constable in uniform.
(3) Nothing in paragraph (1) above shall apply—
(a)so as to prevent a vehicle stopping for so long as may be necessary to enable the vehicle to be used in connection with any building operation or demolition being carried out adjacent to the said lengths of the special road, the removal of any obstruction or potential obstruction to traffic, the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of, or the laying, erection, placing, maintenance, testing, alteration, repair or removal of any structure, works or apparatus, in, on, under, over or adjacent to, the said lengths of the special road;
(b)to a vehicle being used for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes;
(c)to a vehicle stopping in any case where the person in control of the vehicle—
(i)is required by law to stop; or
(ii)is obliged to stop in order to avoid an accident; or
(iii)is prevented from proceeding by circumstances outwith his control and it is not reasonably practicable for him to drive or move the vehicle off the said lengths of the special road; or
(d)to a vehicle stopping at a place at which tolls are payable for the purpose of paying a toll.
Minister of State, Scottish Office
New St Andrew’s House,
24th July 1995
1991 c. 22; for the meaning of “concessionaire” see section 28(3).
For the definition of “traffic authority” see section 121A of the 1984 Act, as inserted by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22), Schedule 8, paragraph 70.