Dear Department for Transport,
Please can you tell the history of applying for split ASLs. Please can you include why the need to do so was introduced, when, and if the requirement to apply has at any time been reconsidered? And if it has, if there were any changes and why it was retained?
Please can you tell me what information a local authority needs to provide to apply for a split ASL?
I received an email dated Tuesday, 30 October 2018 to my FoI submitted with the title 'Justification for giving City of York Council permission for split ASL' via the whatdotheyknow site. It said:
"Dear R Lack
Policy on Advance Stop Lines
Thank you for your email of 2nd October to the Department for Transport. Your email has been transferred to the Traffic and Technology division.
Following from the email sent from [email address] suggesting that it may be helpful if you provide a contact number. It might be useful if I explain that the Department authorises road signs and markings on the basis of the information provided by the local authorities and if it complies with the regulations. If you have a problem with a road sign, I can only suggest that you raise your concerns with the local authority in charge of the road.
Traffic Signs Mailbox"
If "the Department authorises road signs and markings on the basis of the information provided by the local authorities and if it complies with the regulations", please can you tell me why local authorities need to apply to put in a split ASL.
R Lack (Ms)
Dear Ms R Lack
Please find attached the response to your correspondence about history and
reason for split ASL authorisation.
Department for Transport
5/22 Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
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