I am merely asking for clarification on a law because I am unsure.
I want to know what the rules are on London cabs stopping to drop people off on a single lane and thus blocking the entire lane, even for cyclists/bikers.
Now let me clarify this is a double yellow, peak hours, right after an extremely busy junction and therefore holding up a lot of traffic. Cab stops for a good 30 seconds + which feels like an age in London.
Was just going to say that, I’ve dozens of black cabs holding up traffic on Tower Bridge, in total disregard of the two red lines running down each side. Maybe a better question would be to ask what parts of the highway code do London black cabs have to obey? (if any!)
Minicabs are also allowed to pick up and drop off on Red Routes since 2007.
“From 17 December licensed drivers who display a new ‘Private Hire’ roundel sign on the outside of their vehicle will be allowed to pick up and set down pre-booked passengers, but not park and wait, on red routes.”
My understanding is there is a 2 minute 10 second allowance on double yellows (and I guess reds) for you to stop… not park but stop…
This is the general rule for cctv enforcement of parking regs as far as I know - they take one snap and another 2 min 20 secs later to prove the offence (otherwise you could argue you were actually still moving if there was one picture)
To clarify, they are not allowed to stop on double yellow lines (as OP asked). I know this as Camden are mad hot on fining them for doing so. Take a black cab and see how many are willing to stop in Camden on double yellows
Hackney Carriages, which is the correct term for a London Taxi or, Black Cab or, whatever else you want to call it have their own Laws, Regulations and quirky rules, its more complex than The Highway Code.