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dave-o

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Enforcing Signs Without Lines
« on: November 22, 2023, 11:45:35 am »
Apologies if this is not the place for a topic that is in regards to parking enforcement, but does not relate to a specific case.  There didn't seem to be a more appropriate place.

A new sign has gone up at one of the few places still remaining to park nearby to me.  There is a sign at the start of the area (a public cul-de-sac) stating "resident parking only beyond this sign".  However there are no lines.

It was my understanding that enforcement required both signs and lines, in fact back when I used to keep up on this I am sure it was so.  Has there been a change in legislation that allows enforcement of resident permit areas with signs but no lines?

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Re: Enforcing Signs Without Lines
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2023, 01:42:52 pm »
Sorry to have to tell you, but it's all kosher. Regulations allow councils to create these sort of zones, with no need to paint any lines, the signs are sufficient, although they have a duty to ensure the restriction is conveyed adequately. So large zones really need repeater signs inside the zone, but it's not mandatory.

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Re: Enforcing Signs Without Lines
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2023, 01:59:15 pm »

See 'Permit Parking Area' in the Definitions:

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/362/schedule/1/made

You can have markings within such a zone, but only for different users or uses e.g. disabled, loading etc.

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Re: Enforcing Signs Without Lines
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2023, 01:26:02 pm »
They are perhaps the most insidious restriction, relying on a driver seeing a relatively small entry sign and requiring no lines that may give a warning to the inattentive motorist