Can you park on a single yellow line and what are the rules about double yellow lines on a Sunday or with a disabled badge?

IN the battle to nab a parking space it's sometimes hard to remember where you can and can't park.

Here's everything you need to know about parking on yellow lines and when the restrictions are.

Can I be fined for parking on a single yellow line?

Parking on a single or double yellow line will usually land you with a £70 parking fine, and it could be even more depending on the local authority. This will be reduced by 50% if you pay it within 14 days.

Can you park on a single yellow line?  

You are not allowed to stop or wait on single yellow lines during the times displayed on the road sign. Parking on a single yellow line is only allowed outside of those hours.

For example if the sign says 8.00am – 6.00pm, you can park on the single yellow line after 6.00pm, as long as you’ve moved your parked car before 8.00am.

The road signs you’d expect to see are yellow time plates.

They’ll include an image of the no waiting road sign and tell you the times the no waiting restrictions are in force. If there is no road sign or time plate, you should assume that you can’t park at any time on the yellow line.

Can I park on single yellow lines if I have a blue badge?

The Blue Badge – given to disabled drivers – is recognised in all European countries.

It allows people to make use of the same concessions as the country's own citizens with disabilities.

Blue Badge holders can park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours if it is safe to do so.

But they must not park within 15 metres of a junction or where there are loading or unloading restrictions.

They are not entitled to park on yellow lines in "off-street" car parks.

Do the same rules apply at the weekend?

Some drivers assume that the rules don't apply on a Sunday or on a bank holiday – but this is often not the case.

Unless you have a disabled parking permit you cannot park on double yellow lines at any time.

The restrictions apply 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

There are some exceptions to this but generally you are not able to park on them.

However it is always advisable to check the signs on each individual street to make sure you know the rules for each day.

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