No waiting signs mean a motorist is permitted to stop for a short period of time, for example, to pick up or drop off a passenger. Anything that would take longer than a short pick up or drop off would be classed as waiting and is therefore prohibited.

No waiting sign with single yellow line

  • The no waiting sign is often used to accompany a single yellow road line
  • A single yellow line signifies there are certain time restrictions that apply
  • Any time restrictions applicable to the no waiting area will be displayed on a nearby sign
  • You are permitted to wait or park on a single yellow line if it is outside of the hours/days specified

No waiting sign and double yellow lines

  • You might see a no waiting sign which is accompanied by double yellow lines
  • Double yellow lines means that there is no waiting allowed at any time
  • Restrictions may only apply at certain times of the year, in this case a sign will be displayed

If you are caught waiting or parking in no waiting areas during the times of operation, you could be issued with a penalty or fine. In extreme cases involving the police you could even be smacked with a hefty 3 points on your driving licence, so it's best to stick to the rules of the road!

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