Further details of contravention code 46F

Contravention code 46F is summarised as parked on a footway adjacent to a clearway which is not permitted at any time.


Contravention code 46F shall be used for any vehicle seen to be parked at any time on a footway adjacent to clearway. No observation period will be applied.

Signs indicate the hours of operation of the clearways – these are generally in the morning and/or evening peak hours. However, footway parking is prohibited on clearway routes at all times – this is also clearly indicated on the signs.

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

Exemptions to enforcement

Vehicles are not permitted to park on a footway adjacent to a clearway with the following exemptions:

  • alighting – vehicles may stop on a clearway to allow passengers to board or alight from the vehicle, provided this does not take longer than two minutes
  • 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)
  • postal

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

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