We know London is a very big city and that is also the reason why it is always very busy and crowded at place. When it comes to moving to London or from London, it really becomes a very big challenge for movers to drive in the main city of London or around the city. That is why it becomes important for all those who wish to drive in the main city of London or relocate to a new place to get acquainted with all the parking rule and regulations that one must follow while parking their personal vehicles. Besides, if you are one step ahead and want to keep things professional and smooth, opting for an experienced moving company like man and van east London is the best decision you can make for your move.
Commuting inside the main city or around the city should be done before getting familiar with the parking and driving rules and regulations of the law enforcement. Therefore, it is advisable that you or trusted moving company man and van Battersea keep a close eye on the required regulations on driving and parking vehicles in the London city or anywhere in the United Kingdom. Accordingly, you can arrange parking before your final moving day by knowing the rules and restrictions in the city.
Some of the most basic rules and regulations in London that you must follow in London are:
- Restrictions and Parking fines
- Loading and Unloading in London
Automated Parking System
Talking about parking system in Supreme Man and Van west London please be rest assured because all streets of London are well equipped with automated parking system which is called Parking meters. Some of the parking meters there let you to use them for a specific amount of time and full description of your vehicle will be noted on that meter. Additionally, the parking meter is marked with the time when you require making the payment automatically in order to use them and when you can smoothly park your vehicle for free.
Please note that in most areas of London, parking meters can be used for free after a specific relaxation time provided in the evening and on certain weekends. With the ‘pay by phone’ parking system, you can make the payment by easily using your mobile phone to pay the required parking charge in London or anywhere in London.
Designated Parking Bay
Talking about the designated parking bay, it is there to help you park in the bay which is mostly indicated by a white ‘P’ on a big blue background, In the busy cities of London, some of the parking bays limit the amount of time where you can park, purposely to reduce and avoid hectic traffic problem. There is also other designated parking bays available where you can park anytime hassle free, without any restrictive time limit on the time to park.
It is equally important to carefully check the parking signs to see whether there us any possible restrictions indicated or not. Some of the parking bays including Blue Badge parking bays are designated specifically for the use of valid disabled persons with a blue badge permit for them. All the blue badge holders are allowed to park in the common parking bays in the city.
Red-Route Parking Bay
In our big London city, a red-route parking bay which is represented by a red dotted line indicated that the place can be used for parking only when you are out with it and that too outside heavy traffic hours.
As the traffic system in the city vary from road to road and route to route, some red-route bays are available to facilitate parking only in the morning or early afternoon and some of the bays are available in only late afternoon or in the evening. Some of the other red-route parking is allowed only for blue badge holders or for loading purposes. If a red dotted parking bay includes a while dotted marked line, it means that it is allowed for parking throughout the day.
Therefore, it is always wise and safe to check the traffic signs to know about the maximum time limit allowed. In general, parking restrictions are made applicable in the time frame of 8.30 am -6.30 pm (Monday to Saturday). You can also check the signs to know the exact details of parking timings in each road of London.
Restrictions and Parking Fines
In the London city, you are not allowed to park your vehicle outside the parking hours shown in the parking sign or on any days when parking of vehicles is not allowed. Okay, now this is important to be noted because you are not allowed to do certain things while parking in London. Some of the important ones are as follow:
- Drivers in London are not allowed to use a parking bay which specifically designated for blue badge permit holders.
- Parking on double red lines is strictly restricted in London.
- You are also not allowed to park on a single red line where the sign shows that you can.
- Parking on zig-zag lines (pedestrian crossings) is considered as an absolute criminal offence.
- Parking in a place which is specifically reserved for loading/unloading is also restricted.
- Parking your vehicle in a blue badge parking bay without displaying your blue badge permit will also be considered as an offence.
If it is found by the traffic police that your vehicle is parked in contravention of the mentioned traffic rules and restrictions, you are going to be charged with Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). The parking fines are administrated and issued by the corresponding London borough where the parking offence took place. Most of the parking fine rates are issued between £80 and £130. Payment for PCNs can be done online, in person or by post.
Arrange parking for the moving day
If you are planning to move to London or are considering moving to some other part of the city, you need to be specifically aware of all the requirements of carrying out house relocation or office removals across the area. To carry out move, first of all, you need to arrange a parking permit for your vehicle that will be transporting your items.
You can also check out the new area to know about the ideal places where you can park and can also easily get useful information from corresponding borough’s council website.
If your house or office move requires parking on any red-route line area, you will be required to apply for a special dispensation, otherwise be ready to get charged with penalty. Alternate option is that to choose a reputable removal company like Man and Van Croydon to handle your moving requirements professionally. It is very necessary that you choose the right and skill moving company that will help you avoid unnecessary traffic problems, get easy transportation facilities and help you reach your final destination on time.
Loading and Unloading
Loading and unloading part of the move involves delivery and collection of goods, carrying of heavy materials or packages to or from a destined location or a customer. Before starting with loading or unloading of goods, you should be aware of in which area and where the loading activity is allowed, where it is banned and the permitted valid duration allowed for this activity. In London city, the maximum duration allowed for a loading or unloading activity is for a period of up to 40 minutes.
In some areas, the loading and unloading of goods on a move is restricted up to 20 minutes. In cases where you can’t perform commercial activities within this stipulated time, you are allowed to apply for a dispensation permit for loading and unloading.
There are separate dedicated loading and unloading bays in London city areas such as yellow lines are subjected to loading and unloading restrictions however the loading and unloading is permitted in all single or double yellow lines which have no kerb markings. The normal timings allowed for loading and unloading in permitted areas are from Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm and in Saturdays 7am to 11am.
If the yellow marking lines are accompanied by double kerb markings or chevrons, then the particular area is strictly not permitted for loading or unloading activities. In the yellow lines having single kerb markings, the loading and unloading is permitted during a specific time period and the time restrictions corresponding to that area are displayed on time plates, in black and white nearby.
Loading and unloading is also not permitted in suspended bays. Other common places where loading and unloading activities are prohibited include disabled bays, raised carriageways, foot ways, zigzag lines, resident parking bays, police bays, taxi rest bays and bus stops.
Moving day is considered a very tough day and you have to arrange all the necessary requirements before the moving day. If you are planning to move your home then it is very important for you to identify where a suitable parking area near you is.
You can also check the information about the parking areas near your place from the borough’s council website. You must have to arrange the parking permit for your moving van. If there is not any free parking bay near your place then you have to apply for the special permit to park your moving van on the red line parking area, otherwise, you have to charge for this.
The other best option to overcome your parking hassle is to choose a reputable and experienced moving company that is very well settled in the market and know the necessary parking details. Keep in mind that choosing the best removal company will help you to get rid of all the traffic and parking problems. You can get the required necessary information from your removal company about the parking and loading and unloading.
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