The Motorways Traffic (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1996

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Published: 1996-10-14

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2664 (S.207)

ROAD TRAFFIC
SPECIAL ROADS
The Motorways Traffic (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1996

Made
14th October 1996

Laid before Parliament
23rd October 1996

Coming into force
15th November 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 17(2) and (3) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(1), and all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and after consulting such representative organisations as he thought fit in accordance with section 134(2) of that Act(2), hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Motorways Traffic (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 15th November 1996.

(2) These Regulations shall extend to Scotland only.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations–

“the 1995 Regulations” means the Motorways Traffic (Scotland) Regulations 1995(3).

Amendment of the Motorways Traffic (Scotland) Regulations 1995

3.  The 1995 Regulations shall be amended as follows:–

(a)at the end of regulation 3 (application) there shall be inserted “, except those special roads described in the Schedule to these Regulations”;

(b)at the end of the 1995 Regulations there shall be inserted the following:–

Regulation 3

“SCHEDULESPECIAL ROADS EXCEPTED FROM THE APPLICATION OF THESE REGULATIONS

1.  The special road authorised to be provided by the Edinburgh-Berwick upon Tweed Trunk Road (A1) Old Craighall Roundabout to East of Haddington Special Road Scheme 1994(4).

2.  The special road authorised to be provided by the Edinburgh-Berwick upon Tweed Trunk Road (A1) Old Craighall Roundabout to East of Haddington Special Road Scheme (No.2) 1994(5).”.

James Douglas-Hamilton
Minister of State,
Scottish Office
14th October 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the Motorways Traffic (Scotland) Regulations 1995 (“the 1995 Regulations”) which regulate the use of motorways in Scotland.
Regulation 3 of the 1995 Regulations applies the Regulations to every special road which can only be used by traffic of Classes I and II specified in Schedule 3 to the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, such roads being called “motorways” in the 1995 Regulations.
These Regulations amend regulation 3 of the 1995 Regulations and insert a Schedule thereto, the effect of which is to except from the application of the 1995 Regulations those special roads described in that Schedule, which otherwise would be classed as motorways and covered by the 1995 Regulations.


(1)
1984 c. 27; section 17(2) was amended by the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22) (“the 1991 Act”), Schedule 8, paragraph 28(3) and by the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 40), Schedule 4, paragraph 25 and Schedule 8.

(2)
Section 134(2) was amended by the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 54), Schedule 7, paragraph 4 and by the 1991 Act, Schedule 8, paragraph 77.

(3)
S.I. 1995/2507, amended by S.I. 1995/3070.

(4)
S.I. 1994/1371.

(5)
S.I. 1994/1372; amended by S.I. 1995/2023.
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