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MESSAGE FROM CHESHIRE POLICE — THE HIGHWAY CODE — PARKING

Over the last month there has been an increase in the number of complaints we have received in relation to parking, particularly in Malpas.
The under mentioned points are MUST NOT - The Law and DO NOT - Advise / Best Practice

The Highway Code 1931

You MUST NOT stop or park on:

  • the carriageway or the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency
  • a pedestrian crossing, including the area marked by the zig-zag lines
  • a clearway
  • taxi bays as indicated by upright signs and markings
  • an Urban Clearway within its hours of operation, except to pick up or set down passengers
  • a road marked with double white lines, even when a broken white line is on your side of the road, except to pick up or set down passengers, or to load or unload goods
  • a tram or cycle lane during its period of operation
  • a cycle track
  • red lines, in the case of specially designated 'red routes', unless otherwise indicated by signs. Any vehicle may enter a bus lane to stop, load or unload where this is not prohibited

    DO NOT stop or park:

  • near a school entrance
  • anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services
  • at or near a bus or tram stop or taxi rank
  • on the approach to a level crossing/tramway crossing
  • opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space
  • near the brow of a hill or hump bridge
  • opposite a traffic island or (if this would cause an obstruction) another parked vehicle
  • where you would force other traffic to enter a tram lane
  • where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles
  • in front of an entrance to a property
  • on a bend
  • where you would obstruct cyclists' use of cycle facilities

    Except when forced to do so by stationary traffic

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