Further details of contravention code 34B

Contravention code 34B is only used for vehicles parked in a Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) route bus lane during operational hours displaying a Blue Badge, but parked for more than the permitted 10 minutes. A 10-minute observation period will be applied.

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
  • for access to or from a premises adjacent to or accessible only from the bus lane
  • for access to or from a lay-by adjacent to or accessible only from the bus lane
  • Blue Badge holders may wait for a maximum of 10 minutes to allow a person with a disability to get into or out of a vehicle 

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

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