Term of the Road Dictionary

residential area

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Traffic Traffic Management Policy
  • Definition : Specially designed area where special traffic rules apply and which is signposted as such at its entries and exits. Note: in residential areas signposted as such: - pedestrians may make use of the road over its entire width. Games are allowed; - drivers shall proceed at very low speed, as specified by national legislation and which in no case should exceed 20 km (12 miles) per hour; - drivers shall not put pedestrians at risk nor behave in an obstructive manner. If necessary they shall stop; - pedestrians shall not impede vehicular traffic unnecessarily; - parking is forbidden except where allowed by parking signs; - at intersections, road users emerging from a residential area shall give way to other road users, except when otherwise provided in domestic legislation.
  • Synonyms : residential zone / residential yard

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