Further details of contravention code 34.

Contravention code 34. is used for non-goods vehicles (cars, motorbikes, and so on) seen to be parked in a bus lane during restricted hours without loading. A five-minute observation period is applied. See local signage for permitted loading/ unloading times.

Exemptions to enforcement

During the operating hours vehicles may not park in a bus lane, with the following general exemptions:

  • emergency services 
  • council/ government departments in pursuance of statutory duties 
  • by or on behalf of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company
  • universal service provider (for example, postal and parcel deliveries)
  • statutory undertakers (NIE, Water, BT, Gas and so on)
  • in connection with any building, repair or demolition work
  • removal of any obstruction to traffic

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

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