Rule 240

You MUST NOT stop or park on

  • the carriageway, an emergency area or a hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency (see Rules 270 and 271)
  • a pedestrian crossing, including the area marked by the zig-zag lines (see Rule 191
  • a clearway (see Traffic signs)
  • taxi bays as indicated by upright signs and markings
  • an urban clearway within its hours of operation, except to pick up or set down passengers (see Traffic signs)
  • a road marked with double white lines, even when a broken white line is on your side of the road, except to pick up or set down passengers, or to load or unload goods
  • a tram or cycle lane during its period of operation
  • a cycle track
  • red lines, in the case of specially designated ‘red routes’, unless otherwise indicated by signs. Any vehicle may enter a bus lane to stop, load or unload where this is not prohibited (see Rule 141).

Laws MT(E&W)R regs 7 & 9 as amended by MT(E&W)(A)(E)R, MT(S)R regs 6 & 8, RTRA sects 5, 6 & 8, TSRGD 2016 reg 3 and scheds 3, 7, 9 & 14, & RTA 1988 sects 21(1) & 36