All parking restrictions have to be backed up by a legal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to make them legally enforceable along with the appropriate road marking lines and/or signs.
The TRO process is expensive and time consuming and therefore such restrictions are only installed where there is clear evidence of road safety concerns.
Although the introduction of parking restrictions in the form of double yellow lines would often prevent general parking issues, unfortunately this process is not as simple as you may think as all the general public see is the yellow lines painted on the road.
However restrictions such as these ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ (NWAT) in the form of double yellow lines or other type of restrictions need to be backed up by a legal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). This process however involves significant officer time and resources to carry out the legal procedure.
Many requests are received to prohibit such parking on sections of public highway, however restrictions such as these need to be supported by a legal Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to make them legally enforceable, which involves a lengthy and costly legal procedure taking up a lot of officer time.
It would be an impossible task to deal with the large number of requests for double yellow lines in this way, therefore a policy has been adopted that such restrictions are only implemented where there is clear evidence of a road safety issue or restricted traffic flow along a road.