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craven | 19:42 Tue 14th Jul 2009 | Motoring
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We have just had double lines in our road.I have been told these are not legal without a time plate displayed, ex ( at any time) can anyone confirm this

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I cannot confirm this.

To quote the Highway Code :-

"Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time, unless there are signs that specifically indicate seasonal restrictions. The times at which the restrictions apply for other road markings are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones. If no days are
shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays."
It used to be the case that double yellow lines had to be accompanied by a sign, listing the parking restrictions, since they did not mean no parking at all times.

A few years ago, I believe that the law was changed such that no sign was required (it taken to mean no parking at any time) � shortly someone will post a link to the relevant government site.
pleased to be of assistance hymie

Double yellow lines indicate a prohibition of waiting at any time even if there are no upright signs

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport /Highwaycode/DG_069860
Just to back others up:

Please tell your informant that his/her information is out of date.

At one time all yellow lines, both double and single, required a plate to display the times at which they operated. However, since January 2003, the requirement for a plate to be used in conjunction with double yellow lines no longer exists. (The only exception is when the parking restriction is only season, as at some seaside resorts, when the plate will then define the relevant months, rather than times of the day).

Chris
So there you go. Must remember to carry a shovel in the winter so I can check for yellow lines when I park anywhere following any snow :-)
The change in the law could also have something to do with money !!
Why have the site of each signpost surveyed and pay a gang of four or five men to put them up. Then you have the cost of the lines. Just change the law.
I always believed that many road markings were backed up with roadside signs, some of different shapes, for that very reason.

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