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London Local Authorities Act 1995

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5Designated parking places

(1)Where a designated parking place within the meaning of section 45 of the Act of 1984 exists in a special parking area in the borough of a participating council there shall exist in respect of that designated parking place a prohibited zone.

(2)The prohibited zone shall be—

(a)where the designated parking place is adjacent to the edge of the carriageway of the road, the area between two imaginary lines drawn at right angles to the edge of the carriageway from the two points where the edge of the carriageway meets the boundaries of the designated parking place and each of those lines shall extend to—

(i)the centre of the carriageway in the case where the centre of the carriageway would be crossed by those lines; or

(ii)a point 8 metres into the carriageway from each of those points in all other cases;

(b)where the designated parking place is not adjacent to the edge of the carriageway of the road, the area between two imaginary lines drawn as far apart from each other as possible at right angles to the edge of the carriageway from one edge of the carriageway to the opposite edge of the carriageway and touching the edge of the designated parking place;

but shall not include any designated parking place or any other part of a road in respect of which the waiting of vehicles is specifically authorised.

(3)There shall be a prohibition on the waiting of vehicles in a prohibited zone during any period when parking is restricted in the designated parking place in respect of which the prohibited zone exists and such prohibition shall be enforceable as if it had been imposed by an order under section 6 of the Act of 1984.

(4)Nothing in subsection (3) above shall require the placing of any traffic signs in connection with the prohibition thereby imposed.

(5)Nothing in this section shall prohibit the driver of a vehicle from causing it to stop in a prohibited zone—

(a)if the driver is prevented from proceeding by circumstances beyond his control or it is necessary for him to stop in order to avoid an accident;

(b)if the vehicle is stopped for the purpose of making a left or right turn;

(c)if the vehicle is being used for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes;

(d)for so long as may be necessary up to a maximum of 20 minutes for the delivery or collection of goods or merchandise or the loading or unloading of the vehicle at any premises if that cannot reasonably be carried out as respects those premises without stopping in the prohibited zone;

(e)for so long as may be necessary to enable the vehicle, if it cannot be used for such purpose without stopping in the prohibited zone, to be used in connection with any building operation, demolition or excavation on the road in or in the vicinity of the prohibited zone, the collection of waste by any participating council, the removal of any obstruction to traffic, the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of the road in or in the vicinity of the prohibited zone, or the laying, erection, alteration, repair or cleaning in or near to the prohibited zone of any traffic sign or sewer or of any main, pipe or apparatus for the supply of gas, water or electricity, or of any telegraph or telephone wires, cables, posts or supports;

(f)for so long as may be necessary for the purpose of enabling persons to board or alight from the vehicle.

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