Areas Where Not to Park Your Car in Uganda

For your own safety, and the safety and convenience of other road users in Uganda, there are certain areas where you must not park. You risk being fined or having your vehicle towed away if you park in these areas therefore you must not park or stop your vehicle:

  • on the right-hand side of the road, except in a one-way street
  • Where it will be in the way of other people using the road including the pedestrians and other drivers.
  • near a corner, curve, hill, or intersection because it will stop other people from seeing along the road
  • on the road, you can park the vehicle off the road without damaging grass or gardens .Kampala capital city authority -a controlling authority may has laws prohibiting parking on a grass verge.
  • on any footpath
  • closer than 6 metres to an intersection, unless there are parking spaces or a notice telling you that you can park there
  • Closer than 6 metres to the approach side of a pedestrian crossing.
  • on a marked bus stop or taxi stop stand
  • in front of a vehicle entrance point
  • alongside another parked vehicle – that is, you must not double-park
  • on ‘no stopping’ lines -broken yellow lines marked within 1 metre of the edge of the road, which you may see near pedestrian crossings, intersections, driveways or narrow roads
  • where traffic signs say you must not stop or park
  • Where a sign says that part of the road is reserved for specified kinds of vehicles for example, bus, taxi or goods service vehicles – in many cases, this restriction is marked by a broken yellow line.
  • In a bus or transit lane during the hours of operation as indicated by signs
  • on, or closer than 500mm to, a fire hydrant, unless somebody who can move the vehicle stays with it

Therefore you should have consideration for other road users. You must leave sufficient room between your vehicle and any adjacent parked vehicles to allow easy access.

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