Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2012

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 331/2012

CONTENTS

Part 1

Preliminary and General

1. Citation, collective citation and commencement

2. Interpretation

3. Revocation

Part 2

Regulatory Traffic Signs — upright

4. Vehicle height restriction

5. Prohibition on entry to vehicles

6. Maximum vehicle length

7. Maximum vehicle width

8. Maximum design gross vehicle weight (safety)

9. Maximum vehicle axle loading weight

10. Prohibition on pedal cycles

11. Prohibition on animals

12. Prohibition on animal-drawn vehicles

13. Prohibition on vehicles carrying explosive material (road tunnel)

Part 3

Regulatory Traffic Signs — upright and roadway markingMini-roundabout signs

14. Mini-roundabout — upright sign

15. Mini-roundabout — roadway marking

Part 4

Application of section 36A Bye-laws for restriction on parking — specified events

16. Restriction on parking sign — specified events

Part 5

Speed Limit Signs

17. Speed limit sign — 40 km/h

18. Variable special speed limit sign

Part 6

Variable Message Sign — traffic lane control

19. Traffic lane control — variable message sign

Part 7

Amendment of Principal Regulations and other Regulations

20. Definitions — the Principal Regulations

21. Traffic signs

22. Roadway markings

23. Traffic signals

24. Pedestrian crossings

25. Signs and markings for bus stops

26. Amendment of First Schedule

27. Amendment of Second Schedule

28. Amendment of Fourth Schedule

29. Amendment of Seventh Schedule

30. Amendment of Eighth Schedule

31. Revocation of Ninth Schedule

32. Amendment of Schedule 6 to S.I. No. 97 of 2003

33. Amendment of Schedule to S.I. No. 10 of 2005

34. Amendment of Regulations of 2006

Schedule 1

Regulatory Traffic Signs — upright

Schedule 2

Part 1

Regulatory Traffic Signs — upright and roadway marking Mini-roundabout

Part 2

Restriction on Parking Sign — specified events

Part 3

Speed Limit Signs

Schedule 3

Part 1

Alternative Mandatory Traffic Signs

Part 2

Amendments to the Second Schedule to the Principal Regulations

Part 3

Alternative traffic sign design and dimensions

School Entrance — roadway markings to indicate school entrance, at which part of the roadway, the stopping or parking of a vehicle is prohibited

Part 4

Alternative traffic sign designs and dimensions

Merging and Diverging Marking

Part 5

Traffic sign design and dimensions — bus lane

Schedule 4

Alternative traffic sign design and dimensions

Pedestrian Crossing Complex

S.I. No. 331 of 2012

ROAD TRAFFIC (SIGNS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2012

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 7th September, 2012.

I, LEO VARADKAR, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 86 and section 95 (as amended by section 78 of the Road Traffic Act 2010 (No. 25 of 2010)) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 (No. 24 of 1961), 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 Transport (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 141 of 2011 )), hereby make the following regulations:

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Citation, collective citation and commencement

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.

(2) The Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 to 2011 and these Regulations may be cited together as the Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 to 2012.

(3)(a) These Regulations, other than the provisions mentioned in subparagraphs (b) and (c) come into operation on 1 October 2012.

(b) Regulations 5 to 15 come into operation on 1 May 2013.

(c) Regulation 27(a) comes into operation on 1 October 2013.

Interpretation

3. In these Regulations—

“Act of 1994” means Road Traffic Act 1994 (No. 7 of 1994);

“Act of 2004” means Road Traffic Act 2004 (No. 44 of 2004);

“m” appearing on any sign represents one metre;

“Principal Regulations” means Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 1997 ( S.I. No. 181 of 1997 );

“Regulations of 1998” means Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 ( S.I. No. 273 of 1998 );

“Regulations of 2006” means Road Traffic (Signs) Regulations 2006 ( S.I. No. 637 of 2006 );

“t” appearing on any sign represents one tonne.

Revocation

3. The Road Traffic (Signs) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 ( S.I. No. 672 of 2011 ) are revoked.

PART 2

Regulatory Traffic Signs — upright

Vehicle height restriction

4. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 016 (vehicle height restriction) shall, when provided on or in the vicinity of a structure—

(a) indicate the height of the structure for the purposes of Part 17 of the Railway Safety Act 2005 (No. 31 of 2005), and

(b) consist of—

(i) a white disc with a red border displaying, in black, one arrowhead symbol above and a second one beneath figures associated with the unit “m”, signifying height, in metres, or

(ii) the dimensions and design set out for traffic sign number RUS 016 (Height Restriction) in the Second Schedule to the Principal Regulations.

(2) The dimensions and design of the traffic sign described in paragraph (1)(b)(i) are set out in Schedule 1.

(3) In this Regulation “structure” has the meaning assigned to it by section 138 of the Railway Safety Act 2005 .

Prohibition on entry to vehicles

5. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 050 (no entry to vehicles) shall, when provided at the entrance to a road—

(a) indicate that a driver of a vehicle shall not proceed beyond the sign, and

(b) consist of a red disc with a horizontal white bar.

(2) The dimensions and design of traffic sign number RUS 050 are set out in Schedule 1.

Maximum vehicle length

6. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 051 (maximum vehicle length) shall—

(a) indicate that the driver of a vehicle or combinations of vehicles, the overall length of which exceeds the length specified on the sign, shall not proceed beyond the sign, and

(b) consist of a white disc with a red border displaying in black on the disc, a symbol of a long vehicle and beneath it, 2 arrowhead symbols and figures associated with the unit “m”, signifying that the maximum length of the vehicle or combination of vehicles must not exceed the length, in metres, specified on the sign.

(2) The dimensions and design of traffic sign number RUS 051 are set out in Schedule 1.

Maximum vehicle width

7. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 052 (maximum vehicle width) shall—

(a) indicate that the driver of a vehicle, the width of which exceeds the width specified on the sign shall not proceed beyond the sign, and

(b) consist of a white disc with a red border displaying, in black, 2 arrowhead symbols and beneath these, figures associated with the unit “m”, signifying that the maximum width of a vehicle must not exceed the width, in metres, specified on the sign.

(2) The dimensions and design of traffic sign number RUS 052 are set out in Schedule 1.

Maximum design gross vehicle weight (safety)

8. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 053 (maximum design gross vehicle weight (safety)) shall—

(a) indicate that the driver of a vehicle, the design gross vehicle weight of which exceeds the weight specified on the sign, shall not proceed beyond the sign, and

(b) consist of a white disc with a red border displaying, in black, figures associated with the unit “t” signifying that the design gross vehicle weight of a vehicle must not exceed the weight, in tonnes, specified on the sign.

(2) The dimensions and design of traffic sign number RUS 053 are set out in Schedule 1.

Maximum vehicle axle loading weight

9. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 054 (maximum vehicle axle loading weight) shall—

(a) indicate that the driver of a vehicle, the vehicle axle loading weight of which exceeds the weight specified on the sign, shall not proceed beyond the sign, and

(b) consist of a white disc with a red border displaying, in black, a symbol depicting a vehicle axle and beneath it figures associated with the unit “t”, signifying that the maximum axle loading weight of a vehicle must not exceed the weight, in tonnes, specified on the sign.

(2) The dimensions and design of traffic sign number RUS 054 are set out in Schedule 1.

Prohibition on pedal cycles

10. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 055 (no pedal cycles) shall, when provided on a public road—

(a) indicate that a person driving a pedal cycle shall not proceed beyond the sign, and

(b) consist of a white disc with a red border containing an oblique red bar and, in black, a symbol of a pedal cycle.

(2) The dimensions and design of traffic sign number RUS 055 are set out in Schedule 1.

Prohibition on animals

11. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 056 (no animals) shall—

(a) indicate that a person who is riding, leading or driving a horse or animal, or who is in charge of a horse or animal, on the road shall not proceed beyond the sign, and

(b) consist of a white disc with a red border containing an oblique red bar and, in black, a symbol depicting a person riding a horse.

(2) The dimensions and design of traffic sign number RUS 056 are set out in Schedule 1.

(3) In this Regulation “animal” does not include a cat or a dog.

Prohibition on animal-drawn vehicles

12. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 057 (no animal-drawn vehicles) shall—

(a) indicate that a person driving or in charge of an animal-drawn vehicle shall not proceed beyond the sign, and

(b) consist of a white disc with a red border containing an oblique red bar and, in black, a symbol depicting a person driving an animal-drawn vehicle.

(2) The dimensions and design of traffic sign number RUS 057 are set out in Schedule 1.

Prohibition on vehicles carrying explosive material (road tunnel)

13. (1) Traffic sign number RUS 062 (no vehicles carrying explosive material) (road tunnel)) shall, when provided at or near the entrance to a...

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