The A3 Trunk Road (Merton) Red Route (Clearway) Experimental Traffic Order 1995

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Published: 1995-02-14

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 338

ROAD TRAFFIC
The A3 Trunk Road (Merton) Red Route (Clearway) Experimental Traffic Order 1995

Made
14th February 1995

Coming into force
21st March 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 citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the A3 Trunk Road (Merton) Red Route (Clearway) Experimental Traffic Order 1995, and shall come into force on 21st March 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 clearway”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) or 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) The controls specified in paragraph (1) of this article do not apply in respect of any area of the trunk road red route clearway specified in schedule 2.

Exemptions for parking

4.  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle 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 3A 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.

Miscellaneous exemptions for parking

5.—(1) Licensed taxi cabs: The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle being used under a licence under section 6 of the Metropolitan Public Carriage Act 1869(5) to be parked at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in schedule 3C.

(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) Doctors' vehicles: The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle 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 3E during the hours specified in column (3) in that item, provided that—

(a)there is displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle a badge issued by, or with the authority of, the Traffic Director for London to a medical practitioner, and which specifies—

(i)the name of the person to whom it was issued, and

(ii)the premises in relation to which it applies; and

(b)the vehicle was parked by, or with the permission of, the person whose name is specified on the badge and for so long only as the person who parked the vehicle is engaged in work at the premises specified on the badge.

(4) Solo motor bicycles: The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a motor bicycle without a side-car 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 3F during the hours specified in column (3) in that item.

Exemptions for loading and unloading

6.  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle which is being loaded or unloaded to stop at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the tables in schedules 4A and 4B during the hours specified in column (3) in that item for as long as is needed to load or unload the vehicle or 20 minutes, whichever is the less, provided that not less than 20 minutes has elapsed since the vehicle was last parked on any part of the same length of road.

Exemptions for disabled persons

7.—(1) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle which displays a disabled person’s badge in the relevant position to park at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 3A during the hours specified in column (3) in that item. length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 3A during the hours specified in column (3) in that item.

(2) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle which displays a disabled person’s badge in the relevant position to park at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 3B during the hours specified in column (3) in that item.

(3) The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply in respect of a person causing a vehicle which displays a disabled person’s badge in the relevant position, and a parking disc on which is shown the time at which the period of parking began, to park at the edge of the carriageway on a length of road specified in an item in column (2) of the table in schedule 4A during the hours specified in column (3) in that item, for a period of up to 3 hours not being a period separated by an interval of less than 1 hour from a previous period when that vehicle was parked in that length of road.

Exemptions at bus stops and stands

8.—(1) The controls specified in article 3(1) 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) 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 1 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 31 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(6).

Other exemptions

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 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.

Power to modify or suspend this Order

10.  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.

Suspensions of existing Orders

11.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) of this article, the GLC 1977 No 107 The Merton (Waiting and Loading) Order 1977 is hereby suspended, in so far as its provisions relate to any part of the trunk road red route clearway.

(2) The suspension specified in paragraph (1) of this article shall take effect in respect of any provision contained in the GLC 1977 No 107 The Merton (Waiting and Loading) Order 1977 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
14th February 1995

Articles 2 and 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1The Trunk Road Red Route (Clearway).

Table

(1)
(2)

Item
Length of Road

1.
A3 Kingston By Pass—Beverley Way and Malden Way, between the northern boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames and the southern boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames.

2.
Beverley Way—the northbound slip road from Shannon Corner to A3 Beverley Way, between a point 53 metres north east of its junction with Shannon Corner, and its junction with A3, Beverley Way northbound carriageway.

3.
Beverley Way—the northbound slip road between A3, Beverley Way northbound carriageway and the northbound slip road from Shannon Corner to A3, Beverley Way.

4.
Beverley Way—the southbound slip road between A3, Beverley Way southbound carriageway and the south west bound slip road between Bushey Road and A3, Beverley Way southbound carriageway.

5.
Beverley Way—the slip road between the southbound slip road from A3, Beverley Way and Bushey Road, from the southbound slip road from A3, Beverley Way to a point 2 metres east of the common boundary between Apex House and No 84 Bushey Road.

6.
Beverley Way—the south-west bound slip road between Bushey Road and A3, Beverley Way, from a point 8 metres northeast of the north eastern flank wall of Raynes Park High School to its junction with A3, Beverley Way.

7.
Beverley Way—the northbound service road between the south west bound slip road from Bushey Road to A3, Beverley Way and the slip road between A3, Beverley Way southbound slip road and Bushey Road.

8.
Beverley Way—the south west service road, between its junction with A3, Beverley Way and a point opposite the south-eastern flank wall of No 2 Huntley Way.

9.
Beverley Way—the slip roads between A3, Beverley Way and Coombe Lane, from the borough boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames to the junction with Coombe Lane.

10.
Beverley Way—the southbound slip road between the south west bound slip road from Bushey Road to A3, Beverley Way and its junction with Shannon Corner, from the south west bound slip road from Bushey Road to a point 38m north of Shannon Corner.

11.
Malden Way—the northbound slip road, over its entire length, between A3, Malden Way northbound carriageway and Shannon Corner.

12.
Robin Hood Way—the southbound slip road between A3, Robin Hood Way and Coombe Lane, from the borough boundary with the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames to the junction with Coombe Lane.

Article 3(2)

SCHEDULE 2Lengths of the trunk road red route (clearway) to which the prohibitions and restrictions specified in article 3(1) do not apply.

Table

(1)
(2)

Item
Length of Road

No items.

Articles 4 and 7(1)

SCHEDULE 3ALengths of the trunk road red route (clearway) on which there are exemptions for parking and disabled person’s vehicles.

Table

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

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

1.
Malden Way, northbound slip road from A3, Malden Way to Shannon Corner, that part of the carriageway which forms a lay-by on the north west side, between a point 70 metres south west of its junction with Shannon Corner and a point 16 metres north east of that point.

1 hour
2 hours

Article 7(2)

SCHEDULE 3BLengths of the trunk road red route (clearway) on which there are exemptions for parking by disabled persons' vehicles only.

Table

(1)
(2)
(3)

Item
Length of Road
Restricted Hours

No items.

Article 5(1)

SCHEDULE 3CLengths of the trunk road red route (clearway) on which there are exemptions for licensed taxi cabs only.

Table

(1)
(2)

Item
Length of Road

No items.

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

No items

Article 5(3

SCHEDULE 3ELengths of the trunk road red route (clearway) on which there are exemptions for doctors' vehicles.

Table

(1)
(2)
(3)

Item
Length of Road
Restricted Hours

No items.

Article 5(4)

SCHEDULE 3FLengths of the trunk road red route (clearway) on which there are exemptions for solo motor bicycles only.

Table

(1)
(2)
(3)

Item
Length of Road
Restricted Hours

No items.

Articles 6 and 7(3)

SCHEDULE 4ALengths of the trunk road red route (clearway) on which there are exemptions for loading or unloading and for disabled person’s vehicles.

Table

(1)
(2)
(3)

Item
Length of Road
Restricted Hours

No items.

Article 6

SCHEDULE 4BLength of the trunk road red route (clearway) on which there are exemptions for loading or unloading.

Table

(1)
(2)
(3)

Item
Length of Road
Restricted Hours

No items.

(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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