Permanent traffic regulation orders (PTROs) are in place to make the rights of way (RoW) network safer to use. 

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Current orders


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Different types of traffic regulations

Traffic regulation orders that make the rights of way safer include:

  • Restricting vehicles on byways
  • Time or seasonal restrictions
  • Prohibiting use of specified vehicles
  • Height restrictions.


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When and how we review PTROs

Around every 10 years, we review traffic regulation orders across the rights of way network. This ensures the orders are still fit for purpose, as per the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Through extensive research and public engagement we're able to understand whether we should:

  • keep the current PTRO as it is
  • replace the current PTRO and make a new order, or
  • revoke the PTRO completely.