The A4810 Steelworks Access Road (Queen's Way), (Llanwern, Newport) (Temporary Speed Limits and Clearway) Order 2020

Publication Date:January 01, 2020

2020No. 34 (W. 3)

ROAD TRAFFIC, WALES

The A4810 Steelworks Access Road (Queen's Way), (Llanwern, Newport) (Temporary Speed Limits and Clearway) Order 2020

Made13January2020

Coming into force17January2020

The Welsh Ministers, as traffic authority for the relevant length of the A4810 Steelworks Access Road (Queen's Way), are satisfied that traffic on specified lengths of the access road should be prohibited and restricted by reason of the likelihood of danger to the public.

The Welsh Ministers, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred upon them by section 14(1) and (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984( 1), make this Order.

Title, Commencement and Interpretation

1. The title of this Order is the A4810 Steelworks Access Road (Queen's Way), (Llanwern, Newport) (Temporary Speed Limits and Clearway) Order 2020 and it comes into force on 17 January 2020.

2. In this Order—

“access road”(“ffordd fynediad”) means the A4810 Steelworks Access Road (Queen's Way) as specified in the Schedules to this Order;

“carriageway”(“cerbytffordd”) means that length of the access road which is intended for the passage of vehicular traffic but excludes a lay-by;

“exempted vehicle”(“cerbyd esempt”) means:

(a) any vehicle being used by the emergency services; and

(b) any vehicle being used for naval, military or air force purposes and being driven by a person for the time being subject to the orders of a member of the armed forces of the Crown, who is a member of the special forces—

(i) in response, or for practice in responding, to a national security emergency by a person who has been trained in driving at high speeds; or

(ii) for the purpose of training a person in driving vehicles at high speeds;

“special forces”(“lluoedd arbennig”) means those units of the home forces the maintenance of whose capabilities is the responsibility of the Director of Special Forces or which are for the time being subject to the operational command of that Director; and

“verge”(“llain ymyl”) means any part of the access road which is not a carriageway or lay-by.

Prohibitions and Restrictions

3. No person may drive any motor vehicle at a speed exceeding 30 miles per hour on the length of the access road specified in Schedule 1 to this Order.

4. No person may drive any motor vehicle at a speed exceeding 40 miles per hour on the lengths of the access road specified in Schedule 2 to this Order.

5. No person may drive any motor vehicle at a speed exceeding 50 miles per hour on the lengths of the access road specified in Schedule 3 to this Order.

6. Except as provided by article 8, no person may cause or permit any vehicle to stop on the length of the access road specified in Schedule 4 to this Order except on the direction or with the permission of a police constable, police community support officer or civil enforcement officer.

7. No person may cause or permit any vehicle to stop on any verge immediately adjacent to any part of the carriageway comprised in the lengths of the access road specified in Schedule 4 to this Order for the purpose of selling goods from that vehicle.

Suspension

8. Nothing in article 6 applies—

(a) so as to prevent a vehicle waiting on any carriageway for so long as may be necessary to enable the vehicle to be used in connection with:

(i) any building operation or demolition;

(ii) the removal of any obstruction to traffic;

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