Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Published: 1996-03-06

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1996 No. 69

Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

6th March 1996

Coming into operation
22nd April 1996

The Department of the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 27 of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, makes the following regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These regulations may be cited as the Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 22nd April 1996.


2.  The Traffic Signs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979(2) shall be amended as follows—

(a)after diagram 618.1 insert the following diagram and the words

specified in and under it—

Entry to pedestrian zone restricted.

Permitted variants: References to the time of day, the day of the week or the month of the year may be added. “loading by” with the goods vehicle symbol may be varied to “access to off-street premises”, “permit holders”, “buses”, “taxis” or the orange badge symbol shown in diagram 661. The variants may be used in any combination with each other and with “Except for loading”. The word “and” shall be inserted before the last variant where more than one is used.618.2”

(b)under diagram 661 for the words “Permitted variant:” to the end substitute the following words—

“Permitted variants: “Disabled drivers” may be substituted for “Disabled badge holders”. An arrow may be added to the sign, pointing to the left or to the right as appropriate. A reference to the time of day, the day of the week or the month of the year may be added.”.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on .

J. Carlisle
Assistant Secretary
6th March 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These regulations amend the Traffic Signs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979 by—
(a)inserting a new sign for restricting entry by vehicles to a pedestian zone; and
(b)providing for additional permitted variants for diagram 661 (parking place reserved for disabled badge holders).

S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “Department”

S.R. 1979 No. 386; relevant amending rule is S.R. 1986 No. 173