Is it the norm to have double yellow lines on dropped kerbs?

We have had double yellow lines installed down our road but the double yellows do not go across the front of each dropped kerb. I realise that there could be an offence of obstruction for blocking a dropped kerb, but is it usual to have "intermittent" double yellow lines?

Asked on 9 June 2023 by David Leiserach

Answered by David Ross
It would seem that the presence of double yellow lines or otherwise across dropped kerbs is down to the decision of individual councils rather than specific legislation, as we have seen examples of both.

As you say, it would still be an offence to park in front of the dropped kerb even if there are no yellow lines present, but it is perhaps more likely to attract the attention of a traffic warden if parked on double yellows.
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