Road Traffic Act 2004

Transitional provisions — speed limits.

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12.—(1) On the commencement of section 9, bye-laws made under section 46 (inserted by section 33 of the Act of 1994) of the Principal Act continue in force and are deemed to be bye-laws for the purposes of that section 9 and are to be read as applying—

( a) a speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour, in lieu of the built-up area speed limit of 30 miles per hour,

( b) a speed limit of 60 kilometres per hour, in lieu of the special speed limit of 40 miles per hour, and

( c) a speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour, in lieu of the special speed limit of 50 miles per hour,

and have effect in any county or city to which they apply until such time as bye-laws are made in respect of such county or city under that section.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), traffic signs provided for in regulations made under section 95 (as amended by section 37 of the Act of 1994) of the Principal Act depicting the speed limits referred to in subsection (1) as applying in lieu of the former speed limits applying prior to the commencement of section 9 , shall be provided as soon as may be after that date at the locations where the said former speed limits applied as provided for in bye-laws made under section 46 (inserted by section 33 of the Act of 1994) of the Principal Act.

(3) A traffic sign provided for the purpose of indicating a speed limit applying prior to the commencement of section 9 shall on or after that day be regarded as indicating the new speed limit applying in lieu of the former speed limit until a traffic sign is provided for in accordance with subsection (2).