Boosted LS1 said:
^ That doesn't always work I'm afraid. I hate to say it but I lost on appeal. My double yellows became a single dotted yellow. The law doesn't deal with trifles or something like that is what the adjudicator said, t
t! So, imo it's a gamble.
I'd imagine if you had taken it futher then you may have got it quashed.
The law requires the signs to be to a prescribed format, so if it doesn't meet it then it doesn't apply. The requirements are statutory, it is not for some adjudicator to say the law is not concerned with such things, it is!
Don't think there's anywhere else to go after you've appealed and requested a review. The Adjudicator said:
"However, the question in any particular case is whether or not the Council has provided reasonable signing of the intended restriction. the issue is not whether the line is continuous, or indeed ended by a T bar, but whether the appearance of the line on the road surface gives a reasonable indication that parking is prohibited at all times"
I asked for a review and Snotty barrister said:
Regulation 11 of the TSRGD provides that the Council's lines "shall be of the size and colour and type shown in the diagram" which is 1018.1. The appellant points out that the yellow lines must be continuous and have a T bar. However in my opinion, it is not the law that these lines must be in perfect condition all of the time.
He also said:
Again, I accept that the TSRGD provide for a T bar at the end of double yellow lines. The T bar is clearly intended to make it clear to motorists where a yellow line restriction ends. However, in my opinion, the abscence of a T bar would not automatically render unenforcible the whole of the yellow line.
What irks me is it's one law for them and another for us. These lines have been wrong for years. Who's seen a single yellow dotted line? I'll upload a pic in a moment. I'd really like to know how to make the City Council repair those lines and/or refund money to the people they've ripped off.
Are you saying that you think you should able to park on that double yellow or on that broken line across the entrance to something just because the lines don't exactly follow the prescribed sketch?