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Roads: Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs)

Published Monday, November 17, 2014

This note explains what Traffic Regulation Orders are, how they are made and the various uses to which they can be put.

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This note explains what Traffic Regulation Orders are, how they are made and the various uses to which they can be put.

Highway authorities can place temporary, experimental or permanent restrictions on traffic within their areas by way of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). Some of the most popular uses for TROs are restricting the movements of HGVs in residential areas, implementing parking restrictions (on single streets, not more widely – separate legislation exists for this), and restricting traffic for the purposes of parades, street parties and other events.

Commons Briefing papers SN06013

Author: Louise Butcher

Topic: Roads

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