In addition to any waiting or loading restrictions (yellow lines, kerb marknigs and signs showing the extent of the restrictions), drivers must ensure that they are not causing an obstrution to other road users - driveways and pedestrian dropped kerbs should be left clear.
There is no legal right for anyoe to park on a public road or outside their property. If parked cars or vehicles loading and unloading obstruct other traffic on a regular basis, we may put in waiting or loading restrictions - our waiting and loading restrictions page provides more information.
Driving on a pavement is illegal unless:
- accessing/exiting properties via a dropped kerb;
- specifically signed bays are provided; or
- specific signs allow it.
It is not an offence to park a motor vehicle (other than a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV)) on a grass verge or pavement unless:
- it causes an obstruction;
- a local by-law is in force prohibiting it; or
- there are waiting restrictions on the road (which alsoapply to the highway verge).
If you think vehicles which are parked on the pavement or verge are dangerous or causing an obstruction e.g. restricting access or causing visibility problems for other road users, please contact Suffolk Police.