Traffic Management Orders
Traffic Management Orders (TMOs) are statutory legal documents. We make them under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. They're used to regulate and enforce:
- highways traffic measures and
We consult on Proposals to make Permanent Orders with:
- the emergency services
- other statutory bodies and
- the general public who can make representations
We publish TMOs in a local newspaper and we put up street notices.
You'll need to select ‘Notices of Proposals’ to view proposed orders.
The four main types of TMOs
Most of the signs and lines that are on our streets are governed by Permanent Orders, such as:
- school keep clear zig-zag markings
- double / single yellow lines
- parking bays
- speed limits
- banned turns
- prohibition of traffic
- one-way roads
We use Experimental Orders to introduce traffic schemes. They are 'Experimental' because this allows them to be introduced and monitored before we make them permanent.
We use Temporary Traffic Orders when works are to take place on the highway or next to it. We would use one to close a road or put in place one-way working for:
- road surfacing or
- works by the public utilities to lay new mains or cables
Special event orders
Special Event Orders usually take the form of a road closure to allow an event to take place on it. In Sutton, we make special events orders for:
- the Cheam Charter Fair
- Big Lunch
- Frost Fair
- Playing Out, and
- Take Part Take Pride
A Special Event Order is only valid for the duration of an Event.
We use Street notices to inform the public when we are introducing:
- pedestrian crossings
- road humps
We also use them to announce any Public Spaces Protection Orders.
Footway parking ban exemption resolutions
These are records of officer delegations in respect of footway parking ban exemptions.