Yellow lines on the road and pavement to show no waiting and loading

Prohibition of waiting and loading

Double yellow lines prohibit vehicles from waiting at any time of the day. Double yellow lines are only usually introduced for safety reasons or to help the flow of traffic.

A single yellow line prohibits waiting at certain times of the day and is indicated by a sign, for example Mon-Sat 8am – 6pm. Outside of these times parking is allowed.

A prohibition of waiting restriction does allow for certain activities such as loading, boarding and alighting. Blue badge holders can also park for up to 3 hours displaying a blue badge and clock.

A prohibition of loading is indicated by double and single kerb tabs. A double kerb tab denotes that loading is prohibited at all times whereas a single kerb tab shows that loading is prohibited at certain times of the day where a sign will show times for example Mon-Sat 7.30am-9.00am and 4.30pm-6.00pm.



All costs stated are for guidance only.

Figures provided are estimates and are reviewed annually, with all costs subject to a site survey assessment.

Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are a legal requirement for some traffic schemes. They are required whenever the use of a road is being restricted or prohibited (for example parking restrictions, banned turns or road closures).

As part of the TRO process, a public consultation takes place. The traffic scheme may be revised if any comments or objections are received.
All parking restrictions will require a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) with a minimum cost of £7,500. They are also subject to a public consultation prior to being installed.

For further reading see Leicestershire County Council traffic management consultations