Eight )arking !xperiments
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• An experiment to control the overnight parking of goods vehicles over 30cwt has started in Birmingham as a result of a new traffic order which came into force on April 5. The first areas chosen for the experiment are Perry Barr and Kingstanding and although police officers have so far only warned drivers who have left vehicles parked overnight, from now on fixed penalties will be imposed.
Signs similar to the present 'no waiting' and 'clearway' signs are to be displayed in roads covered by the order. The signs, with the addition of a goods vehicle symbol, will be used to indicate the boundaries of the controlled zones with small repeater signs within the zone. Yellow line road markings will not be used to indicate the goods vehicle restrictions.
A similar experiment to the one in Birmingham is being tried in Walton in Cheshire, and if all these arrangements work to the satisfaction of the DoE, advice will be issued, for extension of the scheme, to local authorities.
Picture 1: Sign at entry to zone: white sign with red circle on blue background.
Picture 2; Repeater sign: yellow sign with red circle on blue background.
Picture 3: Sign at each end of banned, road section: yellow sign with red circle on blue background.