DRIVERS could be fined £70 for parking two yellow lines on a pavement – here’s what the mystery markings really mean.
Single or double markings over curbs have different rules than yellow lines on the road, so drivers should know their meaning to avoid parking restrictions.
The yellow lines on the pavement indicate that loading and unloading is prohibited.
A double line explains that the rule is in effect at all times, while a single line often indicates specific hours when the rule applies.
With a single line, nearby signs indicate the exact hours to watch out for. If no days are indicated on the signs, the restrictions apply every day, including Sundays and public holidays.
The strict rules even apply to users with disability badges, who can face a £70 fine for stopping on these lines. Blue badge holders can normally park on yellow lines on the road, but they cannot park where these curb markings are provided.
Since the change in the road traffic regulations in January, drivers have been threatened with an avalanche of fines. RAC recently warned.
The new regulate medium-sized drivers risk being fined £70 if they park on the pavement or block a narrow road.
Parking on pavements is already banned in London and could soon be a blanket rule across the UK. It’s dangerous because cars blocking lanes could force pedestrians to step out into the street.
From the end of May, councils in England and Wales will also be able to fine motorists up to £70 for minor traffic offences. These include stopping at yellow-boxed intersections, illegal turns, and riding on bike lanes.
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Currently only the police can enforce this – but new surveillance cameras will notify council officials of any offenders.
The Department for Transport said this increased surveillance will allow buses to be more punctual and protect cyclists.
In London, councilors can already impose parking fines for stopping in yellow boxes with cameras.
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