The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2002

  • Published: Department for Transport, 2002
  • Authors: Department for Transport
  • Date Added: 07 Feb 2013
  • Last Update: 20 Mar 2013
  • Format: pdf

Objectives:

The TSRGD 2002 prescribes the designs and conditions of use for traffic signs to be lawfully placed on or near roads in England, Scotland and Wales.

Methodology:

Collation of regulations and legislation for the design, siting and enforcement of traffic signs.

Key Findings:

  • Traffic signs are essential for the implementation of traffic management schemes and for the enforcement of road traffic law.

  • For 30 mph lit roads, no repeaters are permitted. On lit roads subject to any other speed limit (other than 20 mph limit zones), repeaters must be used.

  • A road with regular street lighting has a default speed limit of 30 mph unless signs indicate otherwise. The entry to a 30 mph zone must be marked with a “30” sign on both sides of the road. Where there is no street lighting, the default speed limit is 60 mph for single-carriageway and 70 mph for dual carriageway roads. This is referred to the National Speed Limit (NSL).

  • Entry to NSL zones are marked with a sign with a diagonal black stripe on a white background.

Themes:

Signs and markings, policy, legislation

Comments:

Robust government document

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