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You are having difficulty finding a parking space in a busy town. You can see there is space on the zigzag lines of a zebra crossing. Can you park there?

A No, not in any circumstances

It’s an offence to park there. You will be causing an obstruction by obscuring the view of both pedestrians and drivers.

Related Information

Waiting and parking (238 to 252)

2. Parking (239 to 247)



You MUST NOT stop or park on

- the carriageway, an emergency area or a hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency (see Rules 270 and 271)

- a pedestrian crossing, including the area marked by the zig-zag lines (see Rule 191)

- a clearway (download ‘Traffic signs’)

- taxi bays as indicated by upright signs and markings

- an Urban Clearway within its hours of operation, except to pick up or set down passengers

- a road marked with double white lines, even when a broken white line is on your side of the road, except to pick up or set down passengers, or to load or unload goods

- a tram or cycle lane during its period of operation

- a cycle track

- red lines, in the case of specially designated ‘red routes’, unless otherwise indicated by signs. Any vehicle may enter a bus lane to stop, load or unload where this is not prohibited (see Rule 141).

Laws MT(E&W)R regs 7 & 9, MT(S)R regs 6 & 8, ZPPPCRGD regs 18 & 20, RTRA sects 5, 6 & 8, TSRGD regs 10, 26 & 27, RTA 1988 sects 21(1) & 36


You MUST NOT park in parking spaces reserved for specific users, such as Blue Badge holders, residents or motorcycles, unless entitled to do so.

Laws CSDPA sect 21 & RTRA sects 5 & 8


You MUST NOT leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position or where it causes any unnecessary obstruction of the road.

Laws RTA 1988, sect 22 & CUR reg 103


DO NOT stop or park

- near a school entrance

- anywhere you would prevent access for Emergency Services

- at or near a bus or tram stop or taxi rank

- on the approach to a level crossing/tramway crossing

- opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space

- near the brow of a hill or hump bridge

- opposite a traffic island or (if this would cause an obstruction) another parked vehicle

- where you would force other traffic to enter a tram lane

- where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles

- in front of an entrance to a property

- on a bend

- where you would obstruct cyclists’ use of cycle facilities except when forced to do so by stationary traffic.


[The Highway Code]


Muhammad faizan

2 years ago


Asif khan khosti

2 years ago

the ever great app

Hubert Cumberdale

2 years ago

Brilliant for the multiple choice bit of the theory. Never looked at the highway code, just went through all of the practice questions in this (free version) over a few hours and passed my test 48/50.

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