Vehicles may wait in a parking bay whilst loading and unloading at premises adjacent to the bay, except where the parking bay is suspended and other regulations may apply (e.g. in the case of roadworks). If the enforcement staff cannot see that the loading or unloading operations are actively taking place, however, the vehicle may be treated as if it is illegally parked.

Loading and unloading vehicles are not usually expected to remain in position for longer than 20 minutes.

Date of last review: 16 September 2008