Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Official Highway Code: parking . . .


The Official Highway Code: parking 


The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone. 

Rule 239

Use off-street parking areas, or bays marked out with white lines on the road as parking places, wherever possible. If you have to stop on the roadside: 
  • do not park facing against the traffic flow 
  • stop as close as you can to the side 
  • do not stop too close to a vehicle displaying a Blue Badge: remember, the occupant may need more room to get in or out 
  • you MUST switch off the engine, headlights and fog lights 
  • you MUST apply the handbrake before leaving the vehicle 
  • you MUST ensure you do not hit anyone when you open your door. Check for cyclists or other traffic 
  • it is safer for your passengers (especially children) to get out of the vehicle on the side next to the kerb 
  • put all valuables out of sight and make sure your vehicle is secure 
  • lock your vehicle. 

Laws CUR reg 98, 105 & 107, RVLR reg 27 & RTA 1988 sect 42

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