Road Traffic (Control of Traffic) Regulations, 2006

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 638/2006

S.I. No. 638 of 2006

Road Traffic (Control of Traffic) Regulations 2006

I, Martin Cullen, Minister for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 35 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 (No. 7 of 1994) and the National Roads and Road Traffic (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2002 ( S.I. No. 298 of 2002 ) (as adapted by the Public Enterprise (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2002 ( S.I. No. 305 of 2002 )), hereby make the following regulations:

Citation and Collective Citation

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Control of Traffic) Regulations 2006.

(2) The Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 to 2005 and these Regulations may be cited together as the Road Traffic (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 to 2006.

Interpretation

2. (1) In these Regulations -

“prohibited vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle, other than a vehicle which is designed and constructed for the carriage of passengers, where the total number of axles is equal to or greater than the figure specified on, as the case may be, traffic sign number RUS 046 or RUS 047;

“total number of axles” in relation to a mechanically propelled vehicle, means that all the wheels of the vehicle, the centres of which lie in a vertical plane extending across the full width of the vehicle at right angles to its longitudinal axis is to be regarded as forming a single axle and in determining the total number of axles, any axle attached to a vehicle or attached to any trailer drawn by the vehicle which is capable of transmitting any part of the weight of the vehicle or trailer to the surface of a road is included in the total.

(2) A reference to a traffic sign means a reference to a traffic sign specified in the Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 637 of 2006 ) and any number referred to in association with a traffic sign is the number allocated to the sign in those Regulations.

Traffic lane control (road tunnel and approach road)

3. Where traffic sign number RVMS 101 (traffic lane control sign - road tunnel and approach road) is provided above a traffic lane on an approach road to or at the entrance to a road tunnel or in a road tunnel, a driver of a vehicle proceeding in the traffic lane above which such sign is provided -

(a) may, when a green arrow pointing downwards in a vertical direction aspect is illuminated on the sign, proceed or continue to do so in the traffic lane beneath the downward green arrow signal,

(b) shall not, when a red cross aspect is illuminated on the sign, proceed past such sign in the traffic lane beneath the red cross signal, and

(c) must -

(i) when a green arrow pointing downwards and inclined to the left aspect is illuminated on the sign, or

(ii) when a green arrow pointing downwards and inclined to the right aspect is illuminated on the sign,

proceed to move into the adjacent traffic lane in the direction indicated by the arrow signal illuminated on the sign, but shall not drive from one traffic lane to another without yielding the right of way to traffic in the other lane.

Prohibitions and restrictions on prohibited vehicles

4. (1) Subject to paragraph (2), where sign RUS 046 is provided on a public road, the driver of a prohibited vehicle is prohibited from proceeding beyond the sign.

(2) Where an information plate is provided accompanying sign RUS 046 a prohibition under paragraph (1) applies to a prohibited vehicle during the period indicated on the information plate (“prohibition period”).

(3) Paragraph (1) does not apply to a prohibited vehicle in respect of which a permit has been issued by a local authority under regulations made under section 35 of the Road Traffic Act 1994 (No. 7 of 1994) for the purpose of subsection (2)(t)(iii) (inserted by section 26 of the Road Traffic Act 2004 (No. 44 of 2004)) of that section during such times, if any, specified in the permit.

(4) Where a prohibited vehicle is being driven or otherwise being used on a public road to which sign RUS 046...

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