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Road Traffic Act 1930

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The Road Traffic Act 1930 made provision for, amongst other things, "the regulation of traffic on roads and of motor vehicles and otherwise with respect to roads and vehicles thereon" and "the protection of third parties against risks arising out of the use of motor vehicles".

It had considerable impact not just on roads but also on drivers, detailing driving offences, introducing insurance, and providing a Highway Code. It empowered local authorities to issue orders for the closure of roads to allow repairs or construction work and to erect traffic signs, create refuges and subways for pedestrians, provide parking places, and run their own bus services.

The Act came into force on 1 August 1930.

See also


Road Traffic Act 1930
Roads policy and legislation
Legislation (UK)Road Traffic Act 1930 • Trunk Roads Act 1936 • Trunk Roads Act 1946 • Special Roads Act 1949 • Highways Act 1980 • Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 • Road  Traffic Regulation Act 1984 • Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 • Infrastructure Act 2015 • Transport (Scotland) Act 2019
Legislation (Ireland)Roads Act 1920 • Local Government (Roads and Drainage) Act 1968 • Local Government (Roads and Motorways) Act 1974 • Local Government (Toll Roads) Act 1979 • Roads Act 1993 • Roads (Amendment) Act 1998 • Roads Act 2007 • Local Government (Roads Functions) Act 2007 • Roads Act 2015
PolicyRoads for the Future (1969) • Road Development Plan (Ireland 1979) • Policy Planning and Framework for Roads (Ireland 1985) • Roads For Prosperity (1989) • A New Deal for Trunk Roads in England (1998) • Road Investment Strategy (2014)
Governmental bodiesDepartment for Infrastructure (Roads) • Department for Transport • National Highways • North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent • Office of Rail and Road • South Wales Trunk Road Agent • Transport Focus • Transport Infrastructure Ireland • Transport Scotland
Other termsProtected Road • Section 278 Agreement • Special Road

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