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    Regulatory Signs

    2008

    ISBN 978 0 11 552925 2

    Regulatory Signs explains the correct use of regulatory signs prescribed by the Traffic Signs Regulations. These include prohibited turns, waiting and loading restrictions and bus and cycle lanes. There is also a comprehensive section dealing with the signing of speed limits.

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    Traffic Signs Manual

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    Department for Transport

    Department for Regional Development (Northern Ireland)

    Scottish Executive

    Welsh Assembly Government

    Chapter 3

    Regulatory Signs

    Traffic Signs Manual

    London:TSO

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    Traffic Signs Manual 2008

    Contents of Chapters 1-8

    CHAPTER 1 Introduction

    CHAPTER 2 Directional Informatory Signs on Motorways and All-Purpose Roads *

    CHAPTER 3 Regulatory Signs

    CHAPTER 4 Warning Signs

    CHAPTER 5 Road Markings

    CHAPTER 6 Illumination of Traffic Signs *

    CHAPTER 7 The Design of Traffic Signs

    CHAPTER 8 Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for Road Works and Temporary Situations

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    Traffic Signs Manual

    1.INTRODUCTION5

    2.LEGAL9

    3.STOP AND GIVE WAY SIGNS11

    4.COMPULSORY AND PROHIBITED MOVEMENTS16

    5.PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC30

    6.PROHIBITION OF WAITING AND LOADING42

    7.ON-STREET PARKING AND LOADING54

    8.VERGE OR FOOTWAY PARKING70

    9.CLEARWAY AND NO STOPPING SIGNS76

    10.RED ROUTES83

    11.PEDESTRIAN ZONES88

    12.CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES96

    13.RESTRICTED PARKING ZONES102

    14.SPEED LIMITS105

    15.BUS LANES AND GATES130

    CONTENTS

    Chapter 3

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    1. INTRODUCTION 5

    2. LEGAL 9

    3. STOP AND GIVE WAY SIGNS 11

    4. COMPULSORY AND PROHIBITED MOVEMENTS 16

    5. PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC 30

    6. PROHIBITION OF WAITING AND LOADING 42

    7. ON-STREET PARKING AND LOADING 54

    8. VERGE OR FOOTWAY PARKING 70

    9. CLEARWAY AND NO STOPPING SIGNS 76

    10. RED ROUTES 83

    11. PEDESTRIAN ZONES 88

    12. CONTROLLED PARKING ZONES 96

    13. RESTRICTED PARKING ZONES 102

    14. SPEED LIMITS 105

    15. BUS LANES AND GATES 130

    CONTENTS

    Chapter 3

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    CONTENTS

    16. TRAM SIGNS 142

    17. CYCLE FACILITIES 146

    18. LANE CONTROL SIGNALS AND SIGNS FOR TIDAL FLOW 156

    APPENDIX A: Sizes of signs 160

    APPENDIX B: Variation of numerals as prescribed by Schedule 16 to the Regulations 167

    APPENDIX C: Schedule 19 (Part I) to the Regulations: Significance of bus stop and bus stand clearway markings 168

    APPENDIX D: Northern Ireland variations 169

    APPENDIX E: Index of diagram numbers 173

    INDEX 176

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    CONTENTS

    16.TRAM SIGNS142

    17.CYCLE FACILITIES146

    18.LANE CONTROL SIGNALS AND SIGNS FOR TIDAL FLOW156

    APPENDIX A:Sizes of signs160

    APPENDIX B:Variation of numerals as prescribed by Schedule 16 to the Regulations167

    APPENDIX C:Schedule 19 (Part I) to the Regulations: Significance of bus stop and bus stand clearway markings168

    APPENDIX D:Northern Ireland variations169

    APPENDIX E:Index of diagram numbers173

    INDEX176

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    1 INTRODUCTION

    GENERAL

    1.1 The Traffic Signs Manual is intended to give advice to traffic authorities and their agents on the correct use of signs and road markings. Mandatory requirements are set out in the current version of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions; nothing in the Manual can override these. The advice is given to assist authorities in the discharge of their duties under section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and Part 2 of the Traffic Management Act 2004. Subject always to compliance with the Directions, which, except in Northern Ireland, are mandatory (see para 1.4), it is for traffic authorities to determine what signing is necessary to meet those duties, although failure to follow the Manual's guidance without good reason might well lead to enforcement difficulties. In particular, adjudicators might consider such failure to be evidence that the signing was unclear. Traffic authorities should always remember that the purpose of regulatory signs is to ensure that drivers clearly understand what restrictions or prohibitions are in force.

    1.2 The Traffic Signs Manual is applicable in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. References to the “Secretary of State” should therefore be interpreted as referring to the Secretary of State for Transport, the Department for Regional Development (Northern Ireland), the Scottish Executive or the Welsh Assembly Government as appropriate. Any reference to the “Department” is a reference to the Department for Transport or the appropriate national office for Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales as described above.

    1.3 Any reference to a “Chapter” is a reference to a Chapter of the Traffic Signs Manual, and any reference to a “section”, unless otherwise stated, is a reference to a section in this chapter of the Manual. Where more detailed background information might be helpful, reference is made to Departmental Standards and Advice Notes. These can be found in the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, published by the Stationery Office.

    1.4 Any reference to the “Regulations” or the “Directions” is a reference to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (as amended), applicable to England, Scotland and Wales. Reference to a diagram number or to a Schedule is a reference to a diagram or schedule in

    those Regulations. In Northern Ireland the relevant legislation is the Traffic Signs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997. Diagram and regulation numbering occasionally differs in these Regulations (see Appendix D) and there are no General Directions. Sign layouts, meanings and permitted variants are generally similar but can vary; where the NI Regulations apply, the designer is advised to read them in conjunction with the Manual. Not all signs referred to in the text are included in the NI Regulations. References to directions are not applicable in Northern Ireland; where these are referred to, advice should be sought from the Department for Regional Development’s Roads Service Headquarters. Appendix D also lists the appropriate legislation applicable in Northern Ireland where this varies from that in England.

    1.5 In this chapter the word “must” is used to indicate a legal requirement of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions that must be complied with. The word “shall” indicates an essential (or mandatory) requirement of compliance with this chapter, and “should” indi