Request a change in a speed limit, new pedestrian crossing, traffic calming measures or a weight limit. See also what is a Traffic Regulation Order and proposed Orders.
Anyone requesting a change in speed limit is asked to write to the Traffic and Parking Team giving as much information as possible relating to the request, including:
Please send your request to:
Traffic and Parking East Riding Of Yorkshire Council Annie Reed Road Beverley HU17 0LF
Alternatively, you can email it to email@example.com
Speed limits are considered as only one part of road safety management. The first priority where accident rates are high is to seek cost-effective safety improvements to reduce these rates, targeting the accident types that are over represented. Speed limits are not used to attempt to solve the problem of isolated hazards, such as a single road junction or reduced forward visibility such as a bend.
New or lower speed limits have always been progressed where justified however the speed limit introduced must always be realistic. Local speed limits cannot, on their own, be expected to reduce vehicle speeds if they are set at a level substantially below that at which drivers would choose to drive in the absence of a speed limit.
Anyone requesting such a facility is asked to write to the Traffic and Parking Section giving as much information as possible relating to the request including:
The council will consider requests for pedestrian crossings and carry out an assessment of the location which is based on the road traffic injury accident record, location, traffic flow, difficulty in crossing the road, the environment and other factors. If the assessment indicates that pedestrian crossing measures would be beneficial, the request is considered for funding within available budgets.
Anyone requesting traffic calming measures is asked to write to the Traffic and Parking Team giving as much information as possible relating to the request, including:
The council will consider requests for traffic calming measures and carry out an assessment of the location which is based on the past 3 year road traffic injury accident record, location, environment and other factors. If the assessment shows that action is justified, each request is then considered on its merits against available funds. The following are examples of measures that can be provided in a proposed scheme: road humps, speed cushions, chicanes, footway build-outs and warning signs and lines. If a request is accepted and funding is available detailed investigation and consultation is then undertaken which with subsequent legal processes may take some time.
Anyone requesting a weight limit is asked to write to the Traffic and Parking Team giving as much information as possible relating to the request, including:
Two types of weight limit can be introduced on the highway, structural weight limits and environmental weight limits. A number of both types of weight limit are in force in the East Riding. Structural weight limits can be introduced on a specific weight of vehicle where inappropriate use by these vehicles may cause damage or weakening to a bridge structure or damage to the highway network.
Environmental weight limits can be introduced to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using unsuitable roads as through routes. Exemptions are normally made for loading and unloading, emergency services, buses, highway maintenance and statutory undertakers (gas, water, electric, telephones etc).
When considering weight limits the availability of suitable alternative roads is a main requirement.
A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal document made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the Traffic Management Act 2004 and all other enabling powers, by the local authorities under its powers as a highway authority and are designed to regulate, restrict or prohibit the use of highway or any part of the width of highway by vehicular traffic or pedestrians.
They involve a legal procedure that requires, for example, the displaying of a public notice in local newspapers to ensure that the local people affected are given the opportunity to object to the proposals. Examples of TRO's include double/single yellow lines, loading bays, one-way streets and speed limits.
You can view all TROs below.
Please note: each TRO is made up of two pdf files: