What is the different between white single line and yellow single line next to the kerb?

I want to park my car, but don't know the meaning of white single line and yellow single line. Is there any difference between these two?

10 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favourite answer

    The white single line indicates the edge of the carriage way.

    The yellow single line indicates that there are certain loading and parking restrictions on that section of the road.

  • 8 years ago

    Hi Bill

    here in the united kingdom these two have a different meaning. it is written into a booklet called the highway code which can be had at most booksellers. the highway code has been produced here since the early 1930's so it is revised every year. so it should give you the details of both.

    the single white usually means this is an entrance and should not be parked on.

    then the single yellow line is in a no parking area. all this you should know as a driver or rider here in the united kingdom. failure will lead to a fine if you do not comply with these regulations from either a police community support officer or a police man /woman.

    so get a copy of the highway code this was a part of the driving test here in the united kingdom so i suspect you don't even hold a current united kingdom driving licence. which is also an offence.

  • 8 years ago

    A single yellow line means there is some kind of traffic restriction on that place in force. Check the local street lamps for when the restriction is and what type.

    Signs with things like a red circle and a blue background with one line going diagonally across - no waiting restrictions apply, sometimes underneath it gives a time say 9:00 - 18:00 and that means no waiting/parking during that time outside of them times you can wait. If there are no times then no waiting is applicable 24/7

    Signs with a red circle and a blue background and a big red cross through it - No stopping (except in case of emergency/breakdown) during the time stated, again if no time stated no stopping is applicable 24/7.

    Sometimes there can be other signs that specifically give instructions such as Loading Only - in this case you can only park there if you are loading/unloading your vehicle, all other vehicles will be ticketed, and bear in mind that if the parking warden sees that you are NOT loading at any point he has every right to stick a ticket on your windscreen - that includes if your unloading stock and the shop owner says to you, do you want a coffee. Whilst drinking the coffee you are not loading and some parking wardens will issue a ticket for that.

    As for the white single lines - these designate that there is some kind of driveway and by parking there you may be blocking access to someones driveway. There is no legal requirement for you not to park across it unless of course your going to obstruct a car already parked in the drive in which case you'd be obstructing another road user (unless of course you have their permission to do so). Out of common courtesy it is always best to avoid parking on single white lines anyway, unless the owner gives you specific permission. I do know of one person who has single white lines outside his house, he isn't very well and on numerous occasions the nursing staff have struggled to get into his premises because of inconsiderate people parking across his gate, so you've got to think about this when parking on a white line, how would you feel if you came back and found that at the persons house you parked against the person had died 'cos the ambulance crew couldn't get in there in time due to your vehicle.

  • rehak
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The stripes interior the line restrict parking. The stripes on the kerb restrict loading. There could be a be conscious each and every one hundred metres giving the right situations. In a controlled zone, there is not any prefer for the notices offered there is one once you enter the zone. Did you manage to circumvent the belief attempt?

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  • fred35
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Park on a single white line in the UK and you will not face a parking ticket, but prosecution for obstruction and possible lawful forced entry into your vehicle by someone needing access.


  • 8 years ago

    Yes a yellow single line means there is a parking restriction in place and you need to look at the sign nearby that tell you of what times that parking is allowed or restricted. eg no parking 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

    A single white line is a marker indicating the edge of the road lane , and does not have any parking restriction associated with it.

    You should know this and refresh your knowledge of the highway code.

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    6 years ago

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  • 8 years ago

    The difference is ones white ones yellow so go ask ya local policeman.

  • 8 years ago

    single line means time limit on parking double line means no parking

  • 8 years ago

    one is yellow and one is white.

    Source(s): have eyes
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