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Regulatory Sign/No Vehicles Over 8 Seats

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No Buses
Old style Buses Prohibited sign, spotted at the Goyt Valley - Coppermine - 9501.JPG
Later Pre-Worboys No Buses sign
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TSRGD ref : 952
From : 1920s
To : present
Changes : 1950s?, 1964, 1975

Pre-Worboys Sign


The earliest signs prohibiting buses were rather wordy affairs such as the one on the left. Others extended to almost a paragraph whilst describing the variety of Locomotives and various other vehicles that were not allowed along the road ahead. However, before long something a little more straightforward was desired, and so a new sign was designed, which depicted a bus in outline within the red 'no' circle. [[Image:|200px|left]]

Worboys Report Sign

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At first the Worboys Report sign was entitled 'Buses and Coaches Prohibited' and retained the slightly old fashioned image of a bus within the red circle. However this sign was phased out in 1975.

Modern Sign


The current 'No Buses' sign shows a slightly more modern bus design, which seems to be loosely based on the Leyland National Bus used by the National Bus Company through the 1970s. In current usage it can be featured with a variety of plates underneath giving time exemptions, or stating things such as 'except local buses'. The full definition of the sign is that it is prohibiting any vehicle with in excess of 8 passenger seats (excluding the driver). This includes most Minibuses, a lot of larger taxis and even some private cars such as the older 12-seat Land Rover LWB Station Wagons, although many drivers seem not to know it!

Irish Sign

At present no specific sign design banning buses has been identified. There surely must be one however!

Regulatory Sign/No Vehicles Over 8 Seats
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