1 Citation and commencement

These Directions may be cited as the Traffic Signs (Amendment) General Directions 2004 and shall come into force on 27th May 2004.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 27 May 2004: see above.

2 Amendment of the Traffic Signs General Directions 2002

2Amendment of the Traffic Signs General Directions 2002

(1)    Direction 42 of the Traffic Signs General Directions 2002 is amended as follows.

(2)    At the end of paragraph (5) insert “and, if coloured yellow, may be—

(a)    reflectorised;

(b)    fluorescent; or

(c)    both reflectorised and fluorescent”.

(3)    For paragraphs (6) and (7) substitute—

“(6)    Except as provided in paragraph (7), a yellow backing board for a sign shall be rectangular in shape.

(7)    A backing board for a combination of the sign shown in diagram 2402.1 with the sign shown in diagram 670 may be of any shape including rectangular.”

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 27 May 2004: see art 1.

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

David Jamieson

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Transport

6th May 2004

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Directions)

These Directions amend direction 42 of the Traffic Signs General Directions 2002 (mounting and backing of signs). The amendments provide that, if the front of a backing board is coloured yellow, it may be reflectorised, fluorescent or both reflectorised and fluorescent. A yellow backing board for a combination of a sign shown in diagram 2402.1 (name of a town or village commencing immediately ahead) with a sign shown in diagram 670 (maximum speed limit in miles per hour) on the same backing board may be of any shape, including rectangular.

These Directions were notified in draft to the European Commission in accordance with Directive 98/34/EC as amended by Directive 98/48/EC Copies of the Directive can be obtained from the Stationery Office.