Further details of contravention code 23

Contravention code 23 is summarised as parked in a parking place or area not designated for that class of vehicle.

Ambulance or motorcycle bay

Contravention code 23 shall be used for any vehicle (other than an ambulance or motorcycle) seen to be parked in an ambulance bay or motorcycle bay. No observation period will be applied.

  • is loading/ unloading permitted? No
  • are Blue Badge holders exempt? No

Exemptions to enforcement

Vehicles (other than an ambulance or motorcycle) are not permitted to park in an ambulance bay or motorcycle bay with the following exemptions:

  • council/ government department in pursuance of statutory duties
  • emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, customs)
  • road maintenance
  • statutory undertaking (NIE Networks, NI Water, BT, and so on)

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

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