Single yellow line

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Single yellow lines are common along residential streets near to workplaces

A single yellow line is a road marking that is present on the side of the carriageway in the United Kingdom. It indicates that parking or waiting at that roadside is prohibited at certain times of day. The exact times vary by area and are indicated by signs at the roadside. Stopping to load and to pick up or set down passengers is generally allowed unless additional restrictions apply. [1]

British influence[edit]

Countries that were once part of the British Empire are likely to retain a modified version of the British laws including the basic principles regarding road safety.[citation needed] In Malta for example, a single yellow line, means no waiting (i.e. no parking, but alighting of passengers is permitted). The sign is applicable all day.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UK Highway Code -Signs and markings
  2. ^ "Traffic signs & carriageway markings regulations". Government of Malta. Retrieved 16 April 2013.