Traffic regulation orders: your questions answered

Publisher:Department for Transport
Publication type:FAQ
Published date: 13 June 2007
Mode/topic:Roads, Legislation, Local authorities, Parking


A traffic regulation order (TRO) is the legal instrument by which traffic authorities implement most traffic management controls on their roads. Under the provisions of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, local authorities can implement TROs, designed to regulate, restrict or prohibit the use of a road or any part of the width of a road by vehicular traffic or pedestrians. A TRO may take effect at all times or during specified periods, and certain classes of traffic may be exempted from a TRO.

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