Dáil Éireann - Volume 584 - 05 May, 2004

Written Answers. - Traffic Management.

  138. Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Transport the measures that are in place to control the parking of three tonne trucks in residential areas; if the introduction of by-laws by a local authority to control such parking require the designation of truck parking areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12794/04]

  Mr. Brennan: Responsibility for traffic management measures, including parking matters, is vested in local authorities under the Road Traffic Act 1994 in respect of public roads in their charge. The Road (Traffic and Parking) Regulations 1997 enable local authorities to restrict parking of large vehicles in specified places or areas. Decisions in relation to the locations where such prohibitions are to be applied and the size or weight of vehicles to be banned from parking at such locations are matters for determination by local authorities. The application of such restrictions is a matter for each local authority. Such restrictions are imposed through the provision of the applicable road traffic signs and the making of by-laws is not required.