Isle of Wight Council

Highways - Traffic Regulation Orders

About Traffic Regulation Orders

What is a Traffic Regulation Order

The Isle of Wight Council as a Local Highway Authority has a duty to ensure the efficient and safe movement of people, services and goods on the island's highway. To meet these duties Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are issued.

TROs are legal documents. The purpose of the TRO is regulating the use of parts of the highway by vehicular traffic or pedestrians. It allows the local, Highway or Police Authority to enforce restrictions on the highway. 

Examples of TROs include:

  • Speed limits,
  • weight restrictions,
  • one-way streets,
  • no right or left turns,
  • parking restrictions,
  • residents parking schemes.

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