Traffic regulation orders
A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) is a legal order, which allows
us to regulate the speed, movement and parking of vehicles.They are
enforced by the police, with parking restrictions enforced by local
On average, a traffic order can take between 9 and 12
months from when it is agreed in principle and funded, to
implementation. It is a lengthy procedure because we have to adhere
to the statutory periods of advertising and consultation.
Anyone can object to, or support, any of the proposed
traffic orders. Your comments must be submitted before the end of
the consultation period, which is clearly stated in each order.
At the end of the consultation period, all feedback from the
public will be considered for a decision on the implentation of the
The decision is made by councillors at a Joint Transportation
Generally, each district in Kent holds four Joint Transportation
Board meetings annually. The dates and times of their meetings are
published on their respective websites.