Southcote Road area 20mph zone

Statement of reasons

The introduction of a 20mph speed restriction is necessary for avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising. The proposed traffic calming measures aim to improve road safety.

Full details of order

The Reading Borough Council (hereinafter referred to as ‘The Council’) pursuant to its powers under Section 82 (2), and 84 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (‘the Act’), and of all other enabling powers and after consultation with the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 to the Act, hereby makes the following order:

Part I: Citation and interpretation

  1. This order may be cited as The Borough Reading (Southcote Road Area) (20 mph zone) Order 2020 and shall come into operation on the 4 December 2020
  2. In this Order, except where the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them:
    ‘Ambulance’ has the same meaning as in the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994
    ‘Motor Vehicle’ has the same meaning as s136 of The Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
    ‘The 2002 Regulations’ means the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002
  3. The prohibitions imposed by this Order shall be in addition to and not in derogation of any restriction, prohibition or requirement imposed by any Regulations or Orders made or having effect as if made under the Act of 1984, or by or under any other enactment
  4. Save where the contrary is indicated, any reference in this Order to:
    • a numbered Article or Schedule is a reference to the Article or Schedule bearing that number in this Order
    • this Order or another Order shall be construed as such a reference to this Order or, as the case may be, such other Order, as the same may have been or may from time to time be amended, varied or supplemented
    • a Statute or Regulation shall be construed as reference to such Statute or Regulations as the same may have been, or may from time to time be amended or re-enacted

Part II: 20mph zone restriction

  1. No person shall cause or permit any motor vehicle to proceed, at a speed in excess of 20 mph as detailed in the Schedule to this Order
  2. Nothing in Article 5 shall apply to any vehicle on an occasion when it is being used for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes if the speed limit imposed would be to hinder the use of the vehicle for the purpose for which it is being used on that occasion

Signed and dated 2 December 2020

Southcote Road area 20mph zone drawing

Last updated on 19/02/2021