Can you park on a single yellow line? – The Scottish sun
YELLOW lines indicate that parking or waiting is prohibited at certain times.
Here we look at the rules for parking on yellow lines.
Can I be fined for parking on a single yellow line?
It might seem daunting to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to parking regulations, but the rules for single yellow lines are actually pretty simple.
You are simply not allowed to park on individual yellow lines during the times indicated on the sign, which should be close by.
Parking on a single or double yellow line during these times will normally result in a parking fine of £70, although depending on local authorities it can be even more.
If you get one, don’t toss it in the drawer and hope it goes away.
Your fine will be reduced by 50% if you pay it within 14 days, so save yourself some hassle by paying it as soon as possible.
If you don’t pay the fine within 28 days, you will receive a ‘charge note’ and have 14 days to pay plus 50% more.
If you persistently ignore fines or PCNs (Penalty Charge Notices), you risk having your car stuck.
Can you park on a single yellow line?
The rule is: always check the sign next to the lines you park on – and read it very carefully.
You are not allowed to park during the times indicated on the street sign, but outside of them.
For example, if the sign says 8am to 6pm, you can park there after 6pm provided you have moved your car before 8am.
The signs to look out for are yellow time signs that contain an image of the No Wait traffic sign and tell you the times when there are no wait times.
If there is no street sign or time sign, assume that you cannot park on the yellow line at any time.
Can I park on individual yellow lines with a blue sticker?
The Blue Badge – awarded to disabled drivers – is recognized in some countries of the European Union, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
According to the UK government website’s guidance on the use of a blue badge in the EU – last updated on 29 September 2021 – negotiations are taking place over the use of the badge in some European countries.
It is recommended to check with the embassy of the country you are visiting for the latest developments.
With the badge, you can take advantage of the same benefits as your own disabled citizens.
Parking allowances for disabled parking permit holders vary from country to country, so check the rules for your destination.
Blue badge holders can park for up to three hours on yellow single or double lines when safe to do so, but generally not where loading and unloading restrictions exist.
Here you can check which local governments have decided to exempt Blue Badge holders.
However, holders are not permitted to park within 15 meters of an intersection on a yellow line and are not permitted to park on yellow lines in off-street parking spaces.
Do the same rules apply at the weekend?
Don’t assume that the rules don’t apply on a Sunday or public holiday, they often don’t.
If you do not have a disabled parking permit, you cannot park on double yellow lines at any time.
These restrictions apply 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
While there are some exceptions, in general you cannot park on it.
It’s always wise to check the signs when parking to make sure you know the rules for each day.