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Prohibitions on certain types of vehicles

Not all roads are suitable for certain types of vehicles, or sometimes vehicles are not permitted (banned) to drive in certain areas to ensure the free flow of traffic, for environmental reasons or due to safety concerns.

Recognising the signs 


Signs with red circles are normally prohibitive. Sometimes there are times when otherwise prohibited vehicles may be permitted to drive in these roads.

Information on the different types of signs and some of the most common exemptions are below.


Signage 
​​What is means​​ Traffic sign​
​No Motor Vehicles  Sign showing ​No Motor Vehicles
No Vehicles except bicycles being pushed ​ Sign showing No Vehicles except bicycles being pushed ​
​No Goods Vehicles exceeding the Maximum Gross Weight Shown on the sign Sign showing ​No Goods Vehicles exceeding the Maximum Gross Weight Shown on the sign
​No Motor Vehicles except motorcycles  Sign showing No Motor Vehicles except motorcycles
Common exemption plates
Exemption Meaning
​“Except for Access”  ​You are not permitted to drive past the sign unless you require access to a property on that road.
​“Except for Access to Off-Street Premises”  ​You are not permitted to drive past the sign unless you require vehicular access to an off-street premises that is only accessable from that road (such as an off-street car park). 
​“Except Permit Holders” ​You are not permitted to drive past the sign unless you have been issued with a permit for that location by the Council.
​“Except for loading” ​You are not permitted to drive past the sign unless you need to load/unload goods to a property on that road.
​“Except for loading by goods vehicles” ​You are not permitted to drive past the sign unless you need to load/unload goods to a property on that road and you are driving a goods vehicle.

Top tips to avoid a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)


We issue PCNs for a failure to comply with any of these road signs. 

Make sure you are aware of what type of vehicle you are driving so you know which sign applies to your vehicle and make sure you know the meaning of the different types of exemptions that may be present and check if any apply. 

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