Essential Parking & Stopping Signs
When about to park, look for parking signs as they tell you if, where and how long you can park, and what the restrictions are (e.g. only allowed during certain hours or for specific vehicle types). Parking signs also tell you if you have to pay.
Don’t park for longer than indicated by a sign.
Signs that permit parking
General parking signs can have arrows that indicate the direction and stretch of road the sign applies to. A sign with a ‘P’ by itself means parking is allowed without a time limit.
Parking limits apply during the period shown on the sign. This sign indicates you are allowed to park for 20 minutes between 8am - 7pm Monday to Saturday. It also states that you must not return to that same space within 40 minutes after vacating. At any time outside of the specified periods, parking is allowed with no time restrictions.
Signs that prohibit parking
There are many signs that prohibit parking and/or stopping. Some signs have hours of operations, meaning that the restrictions apply during signed hours only.
A parking permit for disabled persons is referred to as a Blue Badge. Parking spots have been set aside to allow disabled persons easy access to certain places (e.g. shops, libraries). Do not park there without a valid Blue Badge permit.
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