Can You Park On Single Or Double Yellow Lines?

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Can You Park On Single Or Double Yellow Lines?

Can You Park On Single Or Double Yellow Lines

In last month’s article, we looked at red routes including how to identify them and what you can and can’t do within them. This month we’re focusing on more common road markings – single and double yellow lines.

Whether you’re an experienced driver or just starting out, there’s no doubt you’ll notice these during every journey you make in your car. But are you clear on what the difference between them is and what the restrictions are?

We’re going to clarify these questions for you, including their purpose and whether or not you can park on single or double yellow lines.

What is a single yellow line?

Single yellow lines are kerb markings on the road that indicate there are parking restrictions in that area. These do not apply all the time though and are only in place during certain times of the day, for example between 8am – 11am, Monday – Saturday.

Look out for a road sign that details when restrictions are in place before you wait or stop on a single yellow line.

Single yellow line vs double yellow line

While you can wait or park on single yellow lines during certain times, this doesn’t apply to double yellow lines.

Motorists are not allowed to park on double yellow lines at any time unless there is a sign to indicate otherwise. On occasion, you may see a sign that details that parking is allowed on certain days. If no days are detailed, restrictions continue to apply on all days including Sundays and bank holidays.

Are you parking, waiting or stopping? 

Can you park on a single yellow line?

Yes, but only during certain times. Check road signs for confirmation.

Can you park on a single yellow line on Sunday?

Again, make sure you check road signs that will detail when restrictions apply.

Loading and unloading on a yellow line

Motorists are allowed to load and unload on single yellow lines during certain hours, as indicated on a road sign, as long as this does not exceed 40 minutes.

Meaning of a yellow line on kerb

A single yellow line on a kerb means that loading is restricted during certain times. A double yellow line on a kerb means that loading is not permitted at any time.

Blue badge holders on yellow lines 

Blue badge holders are allowed to park on double yellow lines for up to three hours, so long as they display a valid blue badge and respect loading restrictions. See the gov.uk website for further details.

If you’d like to brush up on your driving skills, Totally Driving is here to help. We offer a refresher driving course designed for those who already have a full driving license, but who would like to improve on different aspects of their driving. Get in touch to find out more.

Olie Smith
Olie Smith
Olie Smith is a DSA Fully Approved Driving instructor with years of professional experience in driver training. Oliver set up Totally Driving to give a more bespoke, personal feel to driving lessons.

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