Yellow lines are introduced for good reasons, and you can help to assist road safety and to keep traffic moving by observing them.
However, some exemptions may apply, for example:
- to allow passengers to be picked up and set down (unless the road markings indicate that you cannot)
- to allow vehicles to park for a short time so that anything which cannot be conveniently carried by hand can be loaded or unloaded (unless the road markings indicate that you cannot)
- provided that there are no kerb markings that indicate a loading restriction on a section of yellow line and it is safe to do so, disabled blue badge holders may park for a maximum of three hours on single or double yellow lines. Drivers are however asked to be considerate to other users and not park where they might cause an obstruction and preferably utilise any adjacent parking bays