Traffic Regulation Orders

TROs allow the Highways Authority to impose restrictions on things such as speed of traffic and parking. The council has delegated powers from Hampshire County Council to introduce TROs for parking restrictions. These are legal orders enforceable by law.

New requests

Successive rounds of funding cuts for local authorities has reduced the council’s capacity to investigate and implement traffic management measures and requires the council to prioritise its remaining limited resources to address the causes of injury accidents to reduce the number of people killed and injured on its roads.

As a result we are increasingly focussing our resources on dealing with casualty reduction as a priority, which means that other enquires may take longer to respond to. This does not mean we will not deal with issues that are not giving rise to injury accidents, but it does mean that they may have a lower priority, although we will respond to such issues to the best of our ability within the resources available.

New requests will be investigated initially to assess the extent of the reported problem. If it is evident that a problem exists we will add the location to our waiting list to be considered for a future works programme. If our initial assessment concludes that there is no sustainable case for a TRO we will inform you that no further action will be taken.