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Roads: Byways Open to All Traffic

Volume 711: debated on Monday 1 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 11 May (WA 173), what action they will take to compel highway authorities to make traffic regulation orders under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to ban mechanically propelled vehicles from badly damaged byways open to all traffic, or to make pre-emptive orders on byways which are vulnerable to damage by such vehicles. [HL3808]

The management of all public rights of way is the responsibility of local highway authorities. It is for them to decide whether it is appropriate to introduce traffic control measures, such as a traffic regulation order on a byway open to all traffic, based on local needs and priorities and the circumstances of each case.