The A956 Trunk Road (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) (Cleanhill to Charleston) (Prohibitions and Restrictions) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 167
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 30/06/2019
 
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Scottish Statutory Instruments

Road Traffic

Made

15 th May 2019

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

17 th May 2019

Coming into force

30 th June 2019

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 17(2) , (3) and (3 ZA) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 134(8)(2) of that Act they have consulted with such representative organisations as they think fit.

Citation and commencement

  1. These Regulations may be cited as the A956 Trunk Road (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) (Cleanhill to Charleston) (Prohibitions and Restrictions) Regulations 2019 and come into force on 30 June 2019.

    Interpretation

  2. In these Regulations—

    “AWPR” means, unless the context otherwise requires, the lengths of carriageway specified in Part 1 of the schedule and includes any central reservations, emergency laybys and verges,

    “carriageway” means a part of a road which is provided for the regular passage of vehicular motor traffic, including slip roads,

    “central reservation” means a part of a road which separates the carriageway to be used by vehicles travelling in one direction from the carriageway to be used by vehicles travelling in the opposite direction,

    “constable” has the meaning given by section 99(1) of the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012(3) ,

    “emergency layby” means a part of a road which is designed to take the weight of a vehicle, is adjacent to and situated on the left hand side of the carriageway when facing in the direction in which vehicles may be driven in accordance with regulation 3 , and which is marked with traffic signs of the type described as blank diagram 1 in Part 1 , and item 9 (stopping prohibited in a layby except in emergency) of the sign table in Part 3 of schedule 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016(4) ,

    “excluded traffic” means traffic which is not traffic of classes I or II of the classes of traffic specified in schedule 3 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984(5) ,

    “verge” means any part of a road which is not a carriageway, an emergency layby or a central reservation.

    Direction of driving

  3. —(1) On any length of the carriageway of the AWPR which—

    (a) is not adjacent to a central reservation, and

    (b) can be entered at one end only,

    a person may drive or move a vehicle only from the point of entry of that length of carriageway towards the other end.

    (2) On any length of the carriageway of the AWPR that is adjacent to a central reservation a person must not drive or move a vehicle such that the central reservation is on the left-hand side of the vehicle.

    (3) A person must not drive or move a vehicle on any length of the AWPR so as to cause it to turn and proceed in or face the opposite direction.

    Prohibition on use of the central reservation or verge

  4. A person must not drive, move or stop a vehicle, or allow it to remain at rest, on a central reservation or verge on any length of the AWPR.

    Restriction on stopping

  5. —(1) A person must not stop a vehicle, or allow it to remain at rest, on any length of the carriageway of the AWPR.

    (2) Paragraph (1) does not apply where it is necessary for a person to stop a vehicle on the carriageway—

    (a) because of a breakdown or mechanical defect or lack of fuel, oil or water, required for the vehicle,

    (b) because of any accident, illness or other emergency,

    (c) to permit any person carried in or on the vehicle to recover or move any object which has fallen on the road, or

    (d) to permit any person...

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