Thursday, 6 November 2014

The Official Highway Code: waiting and parking

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The Official Highway Code: waiting and parking 

Waiting and parking 

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

Rule 243

DO NOT stop or park: 
  • near a school entrance 
  • anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services 
  • at or near a bus or tram stop or taxi rank 
  • on the approach to a level crossing/tramway crossing 
  • opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space 
  • near the brow of a hill or hump bridge 
  • opposite a traffic island or (if this would cause an obstruction) another parked vehicle 
  • where you would force other traffic to enter a tram lane 
  • where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles 
  • in front of an entrance to a property 
  • on a bend 
  • where you would obstruct cyclists' use of cycle facilities except when forced to do so by stationary traffic. 


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