Waiting restrictions -Single yellow lines

No waiting during the times shown on the sign

The presence of single yellow lines along the edge of the road means you can’t wait during the times shown on the sign.

Dropping off or picking or up of passengers and loading or unloading of a vehicle is permitted unless there are loading restrictions in place.

 

Examples of Single Yellow Line and Sign

No waiting during the times shown on the sign

Allowed Waiting Times Sign

Single Yellow Line

Single Yellow Line

Comments (6) -

iain
iain
9/11/2009 7:42:37 AM #

Unloading of a vehicle? it doesn't stop sunderland council. Left car while carried some tools into a job, returned few mins later to find a £70 fine. No wonder no one goes there,

Ticket Man
Ticket Man
9/12/2009 12:44:31 AM #

Hello iain,

The ticket officer should have watched your vehicle to asses if loading/unloading was happening.

If you can prove that you were just unloading then you should appeal the PCN.

Here is a quote from the "City of London" website:
If loading / unloading is permitted or there is provision to pick up or set down passengers then the civil enforcement officer will observe the vehicle to see if any of these activities is taking place. If you were carrying out loading then the onus is on you to provide evidence that loading / unloading was being carried out.

The following link to a PDF file has many examples of loading/unloading appeal cases that may help you. www.newparkinglaws.co.uk/.../...UnloadingCases.pdf

John Leaman
John Leaman
11/9/2009 12:31:51 AM #

I'm challenging my PCN for parking on single yellow line. There was no sign telling me of the restricted hours. How could I know when parking was prohibited. What are my chances? (also the text above the example says 'double' when it means 'single')

Ticket Man
Ticket Man
11/9/2009 2:37:56 AM #

Hello John,

I have fixed the mistake in the post, thanks.

Regarding your PCN;
No sign telling me the restricted hours,  
This is a common complaint, and can prove a successful way to challenge your parking ticket. Councils must provide clear signs on each and every road entering an area where parking is restricted. A Controlled Parking Zone must have at each vehicular entrance to the Zone a sign in the form of Diagram 663 - http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si2002/02311359.gif 0r 663.1 - http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si2002/02311360.gif which specified the restricted parking time.

Once inside an area with parking restrictions (the Controlled Parking Zone), there is no obligation on the council to put signs next to every yellow line, unless there are restrictions on one particular road that are different from the rest of the restricted area.

If Controlled Parking Zone is NOT valid then no parking ticket can be issued to a vehicle parked on a single yellow line unless they have those individual time plates!

All signs should be clearly visible and show the hours when the restrictions are in place. You should check all the roads entering the area where you received your ticket. Check that there are signs on both sides of the road, and that the signs are not too small, faded, or covered by branches. All these can be reasons to invalidate a parking ticket.

If the restriction is particular to one street, rather than a whole area, each yellow line should have a sign on every lamp post. If there is a gap of more than 60m between lamp posts, there should be a signpost.

All single and double yellow lines have to be continuous, unbroken and must end in a 'T-bar'. If there are breaks in the line, or the line does not end in a T-bar (except where the line is broken with other road markings), this can invalidate any ticket given anywhere on the line.

Where there are parking bays at the side of the road there must be signs every 30m along the road. There should also be signs within 5m of each end of the parking bays.

If you want to appeal your ticket on the grounds that signs were not visible or absent, you should take photos of the signs, or the lack of them, to support you argument.

Mark Howarth
Mark Howarth
2/19/2010 4:27:25 AM #

Very interested to read comment regarding the need for a clear unbroken yellow line otherwise ticket invalid. Which regulation(s) cover this?

Ticket Man
Ticket Man
2/19/2010 5:15:30 AM #

Hello Mark,

The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 cover requirements for  Road signs and markings. Here is the link to that document http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si2002/20023113.htm

It is quite a large document but use your browser to search for “yellow line” and you will find the relevant part.