Road Traffic Act 1964

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1964 c. 45

Road Traffic Act 1964

1964 CHAPTER 45

An Act to amend the provisions of the Road Traffic Act 1962 relating to temporary or experimental speed limits.

[10th June 1964]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Temporary or experimental speed limits.

1 Temporary or experimental speed limits.

(1) The power of the appropriate Minister to make orders under subsection (1)(a ) of section 13 of the Road Traffic Act 1962 (temporary or experimental speed limits) shall include power to make such an order—

(a ) in respect of roads of any class specified in the order;

(b ) in respect of all roads other than roads of any class so specified;

and for the purposes of any such order roads may be classified by reference to any circumstances appearing to the appropriate Minister to be suitable for the purpose, including their character, the nature of the traffic to which they are suited or the traffic signs provided thereon.

(2) Subsection (4) of the said section 13 shall apply in relation to any limit imposed by an order made by virtue of this section as it applies in relation to a limit to be observed on all roads.

(3) This section shall be construed as one with the said section 13.

S-2 Short title, commencement and extent.

2 Short title, commencement and extent.

(1) This Act may be cited as the Road Traffic Act 1964.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on the expiration of the period of one month beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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