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Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)
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  Part V Traffic Signs
  Provisions as to Greater London
                                   
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[F1 Powers and duties of local traffic authorities in Greater London in respect of traffic signs.]
[F2 (1) In connection with any order under section 6 or 9 of this Act made or proposed by them, [F3 Transport for London,] the council of a London borough and the Common Council of the City of London may, as respects any road F4 . . . [F5 for which they are the traffic authority] affix any traffic sign to any lamp-post or other structure in the highway, whether or not belonging to [F6 Transport for London or] the council.]
[F7 (1A) In connection with any GLA road, Transport for London may
(a)
exercise, as respects any road in Greater London which is neither a trunk road nor a GLA road, any powers exercisable by the traffic authority for that road in connection with the placing of traffic signs on or near that road in pursuance of section 65 of this Act; and
(b)
affix any such sign to any lamp-post or other structure in the highway, whether or not belonging to Transport for London.
F7 (1B) The power conferred by subsection (1A) above shall be exercisable
(a)
in connection with any order under section 6 or 9 of this Act made or proposed to be made by Transport for London; or
(b)
in any other circumstances.
F7 (1C) Before exercising the power conferred by subsection (1A) above, Transport for London shall consult the traffic authority for the road on or near which Transport for London proposes to place the traffic sign.]
(2) As respects any traffic sign lawfully in place in [F8 [ F9 Greater London]which is required in connection with an order under section 6 or 9 of this Act, it shall be the duty of [F10 the appropriate traffic authority]]
(a)
to take such steps to maintain, and to make such alteration of, that sign as may be necessary or expedient in connection with any relevant order, and
(b)
to remove the sign if it ceases to be required in connection with any order under section 6 or 9 of this Act.

In paragraph (a) above relevant order", in relation to a traffic sign, means an order under section 6 or 9 of this Act in connection with which the traffic sign is required.
[F11 (2A) For the purposes of subsection (2) above, the appropriate traffic authority", in the case of any traffic sign, is the authority which is the traffic authority for the road as respects which the order under section 6 or 9 of this Act is made in connection with which the traffic sign is required.]
(3)(5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F12
[F13 (6) The powers of Transport for London exercisable under subsection (1A) above by virtue of subsection (1B)(b) above shall extend to the removal or repositioning of any traffic sign on or near the road in question, whether placed by Transport for London or not.
F13 (7) On the removal or repositioning by Transport for London of any such traffic sign placed by another authority, the traffic sign shall vest in Transport for London.
F13 (8) Except
(a)
with the consent of Transport for London, or
(b)
in pursuance of a direction under section 65(2) of this Act,
the traffic authority for a road shall not remove, alter or in any way interfere with any traffic sign placed or repositioned on or near the road by Transport for London by virtue of subsection (1B)(b) above.]
Amendments (Textual)
S. 73 sidenote substituted (3.7.2000) by virtue of 1999 c. 29, s. 273(1)(7) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
S. 73(1) substituted by Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51, SIF 81:1), ss. 1, 2, 8(1), Sch. 5 para. 4(26)(a)
Words in s. 73(1) inserted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 273(1)(2)(a) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
Words in s. 73(1) repealed (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, ss. 273(1)(2)(b), 423, Sch. 34 Pt. IV (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
Words in s. 73(1) substituted (1.11.1991) by New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (c. 22, SIF 59, 108), s. 168(1), Sch. 8 para. 55; 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 in s. 73(1) inserted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 273(1)(2)(c) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
S. 73(1A)(1B)(1C) inserted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 273(1)(3) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
Words substituted by Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51, SIF 81:1), ss. 1, 2, 8(1), Sch. 5 para. 4(26)(b)
Words in s. 73(2) substituted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 273(1)(4)(a) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
Words in s. 73(2) substituted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 273(1)(4)(b) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
S. 73(2A) inserted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 273(1)(5) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
S. 73(3)(5) repealed by Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51, SIF 81:1), ss. 1, 102(2)(3), Sch. 17
S. 73(6)(7)(8) inserted (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 273(1)(6) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.
Modifications etc. (not altering text)
S. 73: Certain functions transferred to the Secretary of State by S.I. 1986/315, art. 3(1)
S. 73: transfer of functions (3.7.2000) by 1999 c. 29, s. 275(1)(2) (with Sch. 12 para. 9(1)); S.I. 2000/801, art. 2, Sch.


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