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TROs – Traffic Regulation Order

These are imposed by the highways authority under the provisions of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. There are various scenarios when councils can deploy these to control, restrict or prohibit the use of differing types of vehicles. Normally, succesful claims for enforcement allow restricted access to certain users with affected rights of way (eg, if 4x4’s are making a BOAT impassable to walkers) or that the use of vehicles is detrimental to the character of the road or adjoining property. Clearly it could be claimed that a tyre track is detrimental to the ‘character of an ancient road’ so councils often decide to utilise this regulation (normally a temporary order for 6 months).

Traffic Regulation Order - TRO

To be fair I have seen plenty of historical roads totally churned up by 4x4s, so understand why these measures are deployed and am keen to promote the maintenance and repair of these tracks for us all to use and enjoy. When I find out dates for volunteers to aid the repair of these byways I shall publicise them on this site.

When I find (or am informed) of TRO’s for byways on this site I shall identify this on the map pages. It's always a good idea to consult the councils definitive map before preparing a ride to see all the latest TRO’s and updates.

Click on the map below to be taken to the byways in Kent page or the byways in Sussex page.

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