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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)
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  Part III Crossings and Playgrounds
                          
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Street playgrounds
Click to open 29. Power to prohibit traffic on roads to be used as playgrounds.
[29.
F1 Power to prohibit traffic on roads to be used as playgrounds.
(1) For the purpose of enabling a road for which they are the traffic authority to be used as a playground for children, a local traffic authority may make an order prohibiting or restricting the use of the road by vehicles, or by vehicles of any specified class, either generally or on particular days or during particular hours.

The prohibition or restriction may be subject to such exceptions and conditions as to occasional use or otherwise as may be specified in the order.
(2) An order under this section shall make provision for permitting reasonable access to premises situated on or adjacent to the road.
(3) A person who uses a vehicle or causes or permits a vehicle to be used, in contravention of an order in force under this section shall be guilty of an offence.]
Amendments (Textual)
S. 29 substituted for ss. 29, 30 (1.11.1991) by New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22, SIF 59, 108), s. 168(1), Sch. 8 para.37; which substitution is in force for Scotland only by S.I. 1991/2286, art. 2(2), Sch. 2, and for England and Wales only by S.I. 1991/2288, art. 3,Sch.
Click to open 31. Byelaws with respect to roads used as playgrounds.
31.
Byelaws with respect to roads used as playgrounds.
(1) Where an order is or has been made [F2 under section 29 of this Act, the local traffic authority may] make byelaws authorising the use of the road as a playground for children and making provision
(a)
with respect to the admission of children to the road when used as a playground;
(b)
with respect to the safety of children so using the road and their protection from injury by vehicles using the road for access to premises situated on or adjacent to it or otherwise; and
(c)
generally with respect to the proper management of the road when used as a playground for children.
(2) Byelaws under this section shall be subject to confirmation [F3 by the Secretary of State].
Amendments (Textual)
Words in s. 31(1) substituted (1.11.1991) by New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22, SIF 59, 108), s. 168(1), Sch. 8 para.38; which substitution is in force for Scotland only by S.I. 1991/2286, art. 2(2), Sch.2, and for England and Wales only by S.I. 1991/2288, art. 3,Sch.
Words substituted by Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51, SIF 81:1), ss. 1, 2, 8(1), Sch. 5 para. 4(13)


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Attributes of:   Street playgrounds
Version no Start date End date Extent Confers power Blanket amendment
> 2 01/11/1991   E+W+S N N

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