What are the legal requirements for No Parking Signs in the UK?
The legal requirements for no parking signs in the UK vary depending on whether the sign is being placed on private or public property.
On private property
Landowners have the right to restrict parking on their land, so they can put up no parking signs without permission from the local authority. However, the signs must be clear and visible, and the landowner must be able to enforce them. This means that they must be able to identify and take action against people who park illegally.
On public property
No parking signs on public roads can only be put up with the permission of the local authority. The local authority may grant permission if there is a good reason for restricting parking, such as safety concerns or to allow access for emergency vehicles.
Once permission has been granted, the no parking signs must be placed in accordance with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016. This means that they must be of a certain size and design, and they must be placed in a prominent location so that they are visible to drivers.
No parking signs on private property can be enforced by the landowner. This may involve issuing parking tickets or towing away vehicles that are parked illegally.
No parking signs on public property can be enforced by the local authority. This may involve issuing parking tickets or clamping or towing away vehicles that are parked illegally.
The penalties for parking illegally on private property vary depending on the landowner's policy. However, the penalties for parking illegally on public property are set out in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The penalties include a fixed penalty fine of £50, which can be reduced to £25 if paid within 14 days. If the fine is not paid, the driver may be prosecuted and could face a fine of up to £1,000.
No parking signs can be a useful way to restrict parking on both private and public property. However, it is important to make sure that the signs are legal and that they are enforced in a fair and consistent manner.
I’m the owner and driver of a quad wheeled mobility scooter and have an off-road parking bay with both dropped and transit kerbs intended to deter illicit parking in accordance with Highway Code’s 243 & 27 however a near neighbour regularly parks her car in the Code 27 zone thereby restricting my view of traffic approaching from the right making it unsafe for me to egress into the flow of traffic safely.
Having brought this to the attention of Police Scotland they inform me that this isn’t a police matter and that I should approach Perth & Kinross Council to solve this matter as Code 27 is a local authority bylaw which that Council Tenant is breeching, however when I do this they inform me that this is a Police Scotland matter.
Is it possible that they’re both correct or does one party supercede the other?
Whilst I’ve asked the PKC traffic department to paint double yellows over the length of the Code 27 zone I can’t see this happening any time soon because of the season and weather notwithstanding the fact that double yellows would greatly increase my safety whilst egressing from my car-port into the flow of traffic.