crr003 wrote: Horse wrote:
crr003 wrote: So someone puts up a red ringed sign without a TTRO . . . What about the safety of the road workers?
Do you have any idea how road works signs get there?
"Yes, m'lud, the worker was struck and killed while placing a sign at the roadside. No, there was no legal basis for placing the sign."
Of course I do - some bloke runs across three lanes of live traffic carrying a bloody great sign/frame.
But if it's that important to get official approval, the book says:D3.39.3 The design programme for such works should make provision for the time necessary to obtain the appropriate temporary traffic regulation orders. Where there is insufficient time to obtain temporary traffic regulation orders under normal procurement procedures, consideration should be given to obtaining a traffic order under emergency notice procedures (Section 14(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984), or in collaboration with the police under their powers.
so no four week wait?
You might think so
But with somewhere in the region of 4,000 workers on the Highways England network, installing about 6,000 short-term closures each year, that isn't going to happen.
And FWIW, I've spent much of the last 7 years getting their working practices changed so they don't have to 'run' (they were supposed to walk!) across the carriageway.https://trl.co.uk/news/prev/41695
A conservative estimate is that 3 million live carriageway crossings each year have been prevented.
My own views. For better or worse :)