The UK Rules
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Roadside

Roadside Parking Rules UK

The police and local authorities enforce the UK Highway Code parking regulations. You must park your vehicle in the correct manner to avoid getting a ticket and a fine.

PARKING A VEHICLE AT THE ROADSIDE: We refer to the current UK Highway Code roadside parking law.

It stipulates that unless it is 'absolutely' necessary, you should try to avoid making a stop on the highway as a chosen place to park your vehicle.

Instead, motorists should use 'specially' marked bays identified by white lines. Thus, you should use off-street parking areas wherever possible.

Follow these guidelines if you need to stop a car on the roadside during the day time. But, there are further restrictions for parking a vehicle at night time.

Roadside Parking Law and Stop Rules

Also in this section...

Parking Laws: No waiting and restricted parking rules are strictly regulated and enforced.
Parking at Night: The Highway Code laws for parking a motorised vehicle on a road at night time.
Decriminalised Parking Enforcement: Local authority enforcement of car parking regulations in the UK.
Waiting and Parking Laws: Find out exactly where you can and cannot park your vehicle.

Roadside Parking Law and Vehicle Stop Regulations in the United Kingdom