Road traffic

Briefly looking at road traffic including;
Parking - Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE) gives local authorities responsibility for enforcing on-street parking controls instead of the police. On 31 March 2008 new parking rules came into force under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004. All local authorities across England and Wales are now primarily responsible for parking enforcement within their geographical areas.

Loading and unloading - A vehicle stationary while goods are loaded or unloaded is not normally deemed to be causing an unnecessary obstruction, provided it is parked in a reasonable and proper manner. So if there is no specific ban on loading and unloading, drivers can assume they are free to do so, provided they do not stop in a dangerous position, or cause unnecessary obstruction. Where traffic conditions warrant it, a police officer in uniform or a CEO can require the vehicle to be moved. Such a direction must be complied with.

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