The Highway code states:
191 You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines. You MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians.
[Laws ZPPPCRGD regs 18, 20 & 24, RTRA sect 25(5) & TSRGD regs 10, 27 & 28]
192 In queuing traffic, you should keep the crossing clear.
The Highway code clearly advises that any vehicle parked on a pedestrian crossing or the area covered by the zig-zag markings will receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). Pedestrian crossings and the zig-zag lines which lead up to the pedestrian crossing need to be kept clear at all times.
A Disabled Blue Badge holder is not allowed to either stop or park on the pedestrian crossing or the zig-zag lines which lead up to a pedestrian crossing.
Both a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) and a Police Officer can issue a PCN for being parked on a pedestrian crossing or on the zig-zag lines which lead up to the pedestrian crossing.
If two notices are issued by both a CEO and a Police Officer, the PCN issued by the Police would override the PCN issued by a CEO, as Penalty Points can be issued to a vehicle for this offence by a Police Officer.
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