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Off-Street Parking Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 1996

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These Bye-Laws revoke and re-enact with minor amendments the Off-Street Parking Bye-Laws (Northern Ireland) 1994 and all subsequent amending bye-laws.

The principal provisions are as follows:—

  • They prescribe the waiting in a parking place of such classes of vehicles, in such position and on such days and during such hours as are specified.

  • They prescribe that the driver of a vehicle shall not permit it to wait in a parking place for longer than the maximum period permitted for waiting.

  • They prescribe that the driver of a vehicle using a parking place shall pay the appropriate charge in accordance with the scale of charges specified.

  • They prohibit the use of parking bays reserved for disabled persons' vehicles by any other vehicle.

  • They prescribe the method of operation of pay and display systems of collecting charges in car parks.

  • They prohibit trading in a car park.

  • They prohibit supermarket trolleys from multi-storey car parks.

  • They prohibit the use of a designated car park for the purpose of consuming intoxicating liquor.

  • Any person who contravenes a Bye-Law shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale (£500) for each offence.

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