Amendments proposed to the Traffic Management Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

75

Schedule     11,     page     84,     line     13,     after 'who' insert 'in the case of a vehicle found in an area that is a civil enforcement area for parking contraventions'.

   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

76

Schedule     11,     page     84,     line     14,     leave out 'a' and insert 'the'.

   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

77

Schedule     11,     page     84,     line     16,     leave out 'a' and insert 'the'.

   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

78

Schedule     11,     page     85,     line     4,     leave out subsection (5) and insert—

    '( )   The functions of adjudicators under this section shall be discharged by the persons appointed as adjudicators for the purposes of Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (civil enforcement of road traffic contraventions) and any arrangements made for the discharge of their functions under that Part also have effect for the purposes of this section.'.


   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

52

Schedule     12,     page     86,     line     28,     at end insert—

'New Road and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22)Section 74A'.
   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

79

Schedule     12,     page     87,     line     8,     leave out 'and 2'.

   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

80

Schedule     12,     page     87,     line     14,     at end insert—

'Part 2

Other Repeals

Short title and chapterExtent of repeal
Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c.53)In Schedule 1, in column 2 of the entry relating to section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 the words "by constable".
In Part 1 of Schedule 2, in column 2 of the entry relating to section 37 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 the words "by constable regulating traffic", and in column 2 of the entry relating to section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 the words "by constable".
In Schedule 3, in column 2 of the entry relating to section 163 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 the words "by constable in uniform".
London Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2003 (c. iii)Section 12.'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

55

Clause     89,     page     54,     line     25,     leave out 'or undesirable'.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

56

Clause     89,     page     54,     leave out lines 27 to 30.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

57

Clause     89,     page     54,     leave out lines 33 to 35.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

58

Clause     89,     page     54,     leave out lines 36 and 37.

   

Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Greg Knight
Mr David Wilshire

59

Clause     89,     page     55,     leave out lines 1 to 3.

   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

69

Clause     89,     page     55,     line     32,     leave out subsection (5).


   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

70

Clause     92,     page     56,     line     22,     at end insert—

    '( )   For the purposes of Part 6 (civil enforcement of road traffic contraventions), and related repeals, different days may be appointed for different areas.'.


NEW CLAUSES

Powers to stop or direct traffic

   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

NC10

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   This section confers the following powers on a traffic officer—

      (a) a power, when the traffic officer is engaged in the regulation of traffic in a road, to direct a person driving or propelling a vehicle—

      (i) to stop the vehicle, or

      (ii) to make it proceed in, or keep to, a particular line of traffic;

      (b) a power, for the purposes of a traffic survey of any description which is being carried out on or in the vicinity of a road, to direct a person driving or propelling a vehicle—

      (i) to stop the vehicle, or

      (ii) to make it proceed in, or keep to, a particular line of traffic, or

      (iii) to proceed to a particular point on or near the road on which the vehicle is being driven or propelled;

      (subject to the restriction in section 35(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c.52));

      (c) a power, when the traffic officer is engaged in the regulation of vehicular traffic in a road, to direct persons on foot (or such persons and other traffic) to stop;

      (d) a power to direct a person driving a mechanically propelled vehicle, or riding a cycle, on a road to stop the vehicle or cycle.

    (2)   In section 35 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c.52) (drivers to comply with traffic directions)—

      (a) in subsection (1)—

      (i) after "a constable" there is inserted "or traffic officer";

      (ii) after "duty" there is inserted "or the traffic officer (as the case may be)";

      (b) in subsection (2)(b) after "constable" there is inserted "or traffic officer".

    (3)   In section 37 of that Act (directions to pedestrians)—

      (a) after "uniform" there is inserted "or traffic officer";

      (b) after "duty" there is inserted "or the traffic officer (as the case may be)".

    (4)   In section 163 of that Act (power of police to stop vehicles), in subsections (1) and (2) after "uniform" there is inserted "or a traffic officer".

    (5)   In Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c.53) (prosecution and punishment of offences under the Traffic Acts), in column 5 of the entry relating to section 35 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c.52) after "constable" there is inserted ", traffic officer".'.


Inspections

   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

NC11

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 73E of the 1991 Act (as inserted by section 54above) there is inserted—

"Inspections

    73FGuidance about street authority inspections    (1)   The Secretary of State may issue or approve guidance to street authorities about any matter relating to the exercise by them of any power to carry out inspections of street works (including inspections following their completion).

    (2)   In exercising their powers to carry out such inspections a street authority shall have regard to any guidance issued or approved under this section.

    (3)   In this section any reference to inspections includes the carrying out of investigatory works.".'.


Repeals

   

Mr David Jamieson
Mr Tony McNulty

NC12

To move the following Clause:—

    'Schedule 12 contains repeals.'.


Street and road works undertaken by local highway authorities

   

Mr John Redwood

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'It shall be a duty on every local highway authority to have regard to the need to keep traffic flowing when undertaking street and road works. They will be treated the same as other bodies and companies carrying out works that include street and road works.'.


Works to motorways and trunk roads

   

Mr John Redwood

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Highways Agency shall carry out any works to motorways and trunk roads entailing the closure or narrowing of lanes after 8 pm and before 6 am or at weekends.'.


Bus lanes

   

Mr John Redwood
Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'All bus lanes—

      (a) shall be open to use by cycles, motorcycles, licensed taxis and invalid vehicles; and

      (b) shall be operable as bus lanes and closed to traffic other than that specified in paragraph (a) only during those periods when local buses are timetabled to operate.'.


Red traffic lights

   

Mr John Redwood

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'Drivers shall treat red traffic lights as stop signs when turning left at a light-controlled junction.'.


Traffic signals with all red phases

   

Mr John Redwood

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

       'No authority shall be entitled to install or operate traffic signals with all red phases at road junctions where there is no hazard other than traffic.'.


Maximum speed limits on dual or treble carriageways

   

Mr John Redwood

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

       'The maximum speed limits on dual or treble carriageway roads with grade-separated interchanges shall not be below 60 mph unless authorised by the Secretary of State.'.


Speed cameras

   

Mr John Redwood

NC7

To move the following Clause:—

       'Speed cameras shall be removed from stretches of road where there were no fatalities in the two years prior to their installation.'.


Planning applications

   

Mr John Redwood
Mr Greg Knight
Mr Christopher Chope

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

       'In determining planning applications, planning authorities shall have regard to—

      (a) the impact of the proposed development on traffic-flows and congestion;

      (b) the need for pull-ins for bus-stops;

      (c) the need for adequate off-street parking and garaging in residential developments; and

      (d) the need for delivery access to commercial developments.'

 
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