Further details of contravention code 01.

Contravention code 01. is summarised as parked in a restricted street during prescribed hours (blue badge).

Blue badge

Contravention code 01. also applies to single or double yellow lines. However, this code shall be used for any vehicle displaying a blue badge which is parked for over three hours on double or single yellow lines.  

A PCN may be issued only after a three hour and 10 minute period has elapsed, to provide a 10-minute grace period.

Single yellow lines

Single yellow lines must be accompanied by a time plate which indicates the hours during which the restriction applies.  A time plate is not required for single yellow lines within a controlled parking zone (on-street pay and display area).

Double yellow lines

Double yellow lines apply “at any time” and do not require a time plate.

  • is loading/ unloading permitted? Yes
  • are Blue Badge holders exempt? Yes for up to three hours plus 10-minute grace period

Exemptions to enforcement

Vehicles are not permitted to park on yellow lines during the prescribed hours with the following exemptions:

  • alighting
  • Blue Badge – Blue Badge holders may park for up to three hours on double or single yellow lines if correctly displaying a valid Blue Badge
  • council/ government department in pursuance of statutory duties
  • emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, customs)
  • road maintenance
  • postal
  • statutory undertaking (NIE Networks, NI Water, BT, and so on)
  • loading/ unloading

You can find out more about exemptions to enforcement on the following page:

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