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The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002

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Placing of road markings and signs to indicate prohibitions and restrictions on waiting, loading and unloading and parking

24.—(1) Except where it is placed to indicate the effect of a temporary statutory provision and subject to paragraph (2), a sign shown in a diagram specified in column (2) of an item in the Table shall not be placed except—

(a)on or near the side of a road; and

(b)in conjunction with, and on the same side of the road as, a road marking which is shown in a diagram and is in the form (if any) indicated in column (3) of that item.

Table
(1)(2)(3)
ItemSign diagram numberRoad marking diagram number
1.637.31018.1
2.6381020.1
3.638.11019
4.6391017
5.639.1B1017 and 1028.3, 1028.4, 1032 or 1033
6.639.1B when the sign shown in diagram 638.1 is added as a middle panel1017 and 1019, and 1028.3, 1028.4, 1032 or 1033
7.640

(a)1017 or 1018.1; and

(b)1019 or (when the lower panel of the sign shown in diagram 640 is varied to “No loading at any time”) 1020.1

8.640 when the upper panel is varied to the sign shown in diagram 650.3
(a)

1028.2;

(b)

1017 or 1018.1; and

(c)

1019 or (when the lower panel of the sign shown in diagram 640 is varied to “No loading at any time”) 1020.1

9.642.2A1027.1
10.642.31018.1
11.650.11028.2 when varied to include a continuous yellow line 200 or 300mm wide in the manner shown in diagram 1025.1
12.650.21028.2
13.650.31028.2, and 1017 or 1018.1
14.660

(a)1028.3 (when varied to indicate “LARGE OR SLOW VEHICLES ONLY”);

(b)1028.4, 1032 or 1033 in each case when indicating “DOCTOR” or when no legend appears; or

(c)1028.4 when varied to indicate “PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY”

15.660.3

(a)1028.4, 1032 or 1033, in each case when indicating “DOCTOR” or when no legend appears; or

(b)1028.4 when varied to indicate “PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY”

16.660.4

(a)1028.3 or 1032 in each case when varied to indicate “LOADING ONLY”; or

(b)1033 when no legend appears

17.660.51028.4, 1032 or 1033, in each case when no legend appears
18.660.61028.4, 1032 or 1033 in each case when no legend appears
19.660.71028.4, 1032 or 1033, in each case when no legend appears
20.661A1028.3, 1032 or 1033 in each case when varied to indicate “DISABLED” or when no legend appears
21.661.11028.3 (when varied to “BUSES”), 1028.4 (when varied to “SOLO MOTORCYCLES ONLY”, “SOLO M/CYCLES ONLY” or “SOLO M/CS ONLY” or when no legend appears), 1032 (when no legend appears) or 1033 (when no legend appears)
22.661.2A1028.4, 1032 or 1033, in each case when no legend appears
23.661.3A1028.4, 1032 or 1033, in each case when no legend appears
24.6621028.4, 1032 or 1033, in each case when no legend appears
25.9741025.1, 1025.3 or 1025.4, in each case when indicating “BUS STOP”
26.9751025.1, 1025.3 or 1025.4, in each case when varied to “BUS STAND”

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the signs shown in diagrams 637.3, 639 and 640 when placed to indicate restrictions applying to the same road as restrictions indicated by the sign shown in diagram 650.1, 974 or 975.

(3) Subject to paragraph (4) the sign shown in diagram 637.2 may be placed only on a road within a pedestrian zone where the sign shown in diagram 618.3 or 618.3A is placed at each entrance into the zone for vehicular traffic.

(4) The sign shown in diagram 637.2 shall not be used on a road within the pedestrian zone to which the sign relates except in conjunction with—

(a)the road marking shown in diagram 1017 or 1018.1 unless—

(i)the road does not comprise a carriageway and footway which are separately defined;

(ii)the entry of vehicular traffic into the pedestrian zone is restricted at the same times as those at which the waiting of vehicles is prohibited as indicated on the upper panel of the sign in diagram 637.2; and

(iii)the prohibition on the waiting of vehicles applies uniformly throughout every road in the zone, and

(b)where there is a prohibition on the loading and unloading of vehicles, the road marking shown in diagram 1019 or 1020.1 unless—

(i)the road does not comprise a carriageway and footway which are separately defined;

(ii)the entry of vehicular traffic into the pedestrian zone is restricted at the same times as those at which the loading and unloading of vehicles is prohibited as indicated on the lower panel of the sign in diagram 637.2; and

(iii)the prohibition on the loading and unloading of vehicles applies uniformly throughout every road in the zone.

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