A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal document that creates a traffic rule in line with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.   

TROs are used to: 

  • allow the police to enforce restrictions such as speed limits and U-turns  
  • enable us to enforce bus lanes and waiting restrictions such as double yellow lines 

What a TRO is  

A TRO is used to put in place temporary, experimental or permanent restrictions on roads, verges, footways, cycleways and car parks.  

Examples of elements of schemes needing a TRO include: 

  •  waiting restrictions   
  • weight limits   
  • speed limits  
  • bus lanes and bus gates 
  • banned turns and no U-turns 
  • prohibition of driving  

The TRO process  

Creating a permanent TRO takes a long time because of the processes involved. This is often more than a year.    

We will need to consult with the interested parties and also advertise the proposals where objections may be raised.  

How TROs are implemented and enforced  

 Only when we have completed the statutory TRO process can the element of the scheme referred to in the TRO be enforced.  

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