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Transport (Scotland) Act 2019

Dropped footway parking prohibition – section 56

363.Subsection (1) of this section provides that a person must not park a motor vehicle on a carriageway adjacent to a footway where the footway has been lowered to meet the level of the footway or the carriageway has been raised to meet the level of the footway. In the Act this rule is referred to as the “dropped footway parking prohibition”. Colloquially, these road features are often referred to as “dropped kerbs”.

364.The terms “carriageway” and “footway” have the same meaning for the dropped footway parking prohibition as they have for the pavement parking prohibition (as defined under sections 51(6) and 50(4) respectively); and “motor vehicle” has the same meaning for the purpose of the dropped footway parking prohibition as it has for the double parking prohibition (as defined under section 54(5)).

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