Dear Ayrshire Roads Alliance,
What legislation allows partial markings, which are badly discoloured ,rather than full yellow markings on enforceable disabled parking bays on Ayr High Street.

Yours faithfully,
Keith Hall

ARA Enquiries, Ayrshire Roads Alliance

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Dear Mr Hall,

Thank you for your email dated 17th November 2020 requesting information about the legislation with covers disabled bay road markings.

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Dear Keith Hall

Reference your enquiry, concerning High Street, Ayr which is within a Controlled Zone, attached is an extract from The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 along with a photo of a disabled bay in the High Street. Provided the bay dimensions are compliant, bay extents can be marked with different coloured surfacing or paving (3.22).

A complete copy of the Regulations can be accessed via this link https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...

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Dear AyrParking,
I assume therefore that yellow marking are now not legally required for enforceable spaces in controlled zones. Although Ayr high street is a controlled zone, it is not monitored fully. Works vans are used to enter the street to do shopping. Early mornings, 9.00/9.30 ish goods vehicles use disabled bays to unload, even police cars park in disabled bays to do shop purchasing.
Regarding the end of bay block lines, these are discoloured, but also they do not stretch to the the far side of the bay, and so are not visible to the driver in the car, hence drivers encroaching on an adjacent bay.
I would also draw your attention the attached picture of the parking bay near the TSB bank. There is a pole with a parking sign attached, but is view is obstructed by flowers. I also understood these signs were to be at eye level to a driver so they can be viewed within the car when in a bay for the benefit of non badge holders.

Within South Ayrshire are there still advisory bays as well as enforceable.
I understood enforceable bays were to be painted in yellow and the blue disabled logo, preferably within the
bay, and advisory bays were painted in white.
White bays being for bays mainly outside disabled peoples home and and as such not requiring a TRO.

Some of this information was obtained from a consultation by Jackie Bailliey MSP :-
9. Advisory disabled persons parking bays are bays marked with white lines.
They are most common in residential areas and private car parks. No
penalty can be imposed on drivers of cars not displaying a Blue Badge.
10. Enforceable disabled persons parking bays are bays marked with a yellow
box. These bays are for use only by Blue Badge holders. Fines, up to a
maximum of £1000, can be imposed by the police, traffic wardens and
parking attendants for misuse of these bays.

Out of curiosity, how many enforceable bays, and advisory bays are within South Ayrshire.
All this has come about due to a very agitated and unpolite phone call to myself in Maybole, from Police Scotland in Govan, about my brother having encroached on a 'on road' white lined disabled bay in Girvan.
due to insufficient space with having a trailer attached.
Sorry If I have caused you problems, but I prefer to know the answers when the issues do arise. I myself am a blue badge holder.

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Keith Hall

AyrParking, Ayrshire Roads Alliance

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Dear Mr Hall

We have referred your email to our Parking Enforcement Team [email address] to answer the points you have raised.

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Ayrshire Roads Alliance (South area)
Ayr Traffic Team
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Mr Hall,

 

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Regards, Barrie.

 

 

Barrie McDonnell IEng MICE

Ayrshire Roads Alliance|Parking & Bus Facilities Manager

 

 

 

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Dear Parking,

Hi Mr McDonnell

Many thanks for your reply and comments.
I think at one point there was a mis-understanding in a comment I made.
I mentioned Ayr High is not fully controlled. I was referring to the traffic in the street. There are vehicles travel down the street which are actually prohibited, but I believe this is the jurisdiction of the police.
The Parking Wardens are certainly well covering the street, and have a difficult job with many drivers, I certainly don't envy them their job. However I would like to see more visits in Maybole. Single and double yellow lines appear to be treated as decoration, particularly on the High Street and Whitehall, maybe that could be looked at, although the opening of the bye pass will probably resolve that problem.
I don't know if Bus Stops come under your jurisdiction, but I advise there are two bus stops at the bottom of Maybole High street, marked out with yellow boxes, but have not been is service for several years. There are no longer bus routes on the high street.
No need for further reply, these are purely observation and comments

Thanks again for your information

Best regards

Keith Hall