Local authorities in England outside of London will soon receive powers to enforce moving traffic regulations under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA). (London has these already.) This means that those authorities who already have Civil Enforcement powers for parking and bus lanes will be able to introduce measures to enforce moving traffic restrictions, such as banned turns and yellow box junctions.
The regulations are due to be laid on 27th January and, subject to parliamentary scrutiny, will come into force on 31 March 2022.
This briefing note, prepared by Martin Wiltshire of Hampshire County Council, a vice-Chair of PACTS Road Environment Working Party, clarifies which restrictions will be enforceable and how a Local Authority can assess sites for their feasibility and costs.