Parking on Yellow Lines
Fines for parking on yellow lines are issued by, and are the responsibility of local authorities. The police will only issue tickets if a vehicle is obstructing the highway or posing a danger to others. If the parked vehicle is causing a highway obstruction it may become a police matter.
Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time, unless there are signs that specifically indicate seasonal or time restrictions. The times when the restrictions apply for single yellow lines are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones. If no days are shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays.
You can only stop to load or unload (unless there are no loading restrictions) or while passengers get in or out.
Waiting restrictions indicated by yellow lines apply to the road, the pavement and the verge.
You could face a fine (Penalty Charge Notice) if you park illegally or you could even have your car towed away. This will be enforced by the local council.
When parking using a blue badge, it is important that you park carefully and thoughtfully, giving thought to other road users.
When parking on single or double yellow lines, do not park your vehicle where it will cause an obstruction or hold up traffic.
If any part of your vehicle overhangs the yellow lines you could be issued with a ticket.
The Highway Code states that traffic laws apply to everyone, even police cars. The police are only allowed to stop on double yellows if they are dealing with a motorist or attending an emergency.
If you want to request yellow lines to be added to a road or street you will need to contact your local authority. If inconsiderate or obstructive parking is affecting you then please contact officers on 101.