EAST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
LEAD MEMBER – TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENT
WAITING RESTRICTIONS AT ROAD JUNCTIONS
Purpose of Policy
To provide guidance on a balance between meeting the conflicting demands of
pedestrians, moving traffic and parked vehicles.
Where waiting restrictions are implemented on a main road, they will be
continued into side turnings, normally for a distance of 15m and where
specific restrictions are introduced at junctions, these too will normally extend
for 15m from the junction.
The 15m distance may be reduced to 5m subject to prior consideration of the
following traffic management needs:-
Traffic flow [junction capacity, etc].
Loading/unloading of vehicles.
Disabled drivers' parking.
Access to premises.
[g] The maximum effective turning space, as required by the largest
vehicle which can reasonably be expected to make each turning
movement allowed through the junction, not conflicting with parking
space [assumed 2m width].
[h] The visibility of the approaching flow on the major road being not less
than the minimum stopping distance appropriate to the 85 percentile
speed of that approaching flow [visibility measured on centre lines from
a point 3m behind the Give Way line on the minor road].
The restrictions will prohibit waiting at all times.
Vehicles parked close to junctions may obstruct passage and visibility for both
pedestrians and drivers.
References – Further Information
H&T Committee - Agenda Item 11
Lead Member for Transport and Environment – Agenda No 11