Access Protection Markings (H bar) are white lines marked on the road in front of dropped kerbs. They are designed to remind people not to park in front of, or block access to, your driveway or garage.
If someone parks on a H bar
H bars are not enforceable so we cannot issue parking tickets if someone parks on them, but we find that they work well as a visual aid to remind and stop people from blocking driveways.
Parking across a dropped kerb is an offence and enforced by the Police by calling 101, if the parking is dangerous or if someone blocks you from leaving your driveway. However, it should be noted that a Police Officer does need to be in attendance when the obstruction is taking place to be able to assist. Don’t try to enforce the marking yourself, for example by putting out cones or trying to move the vehicle as you may be liable for compensation.
H bars can only by provided where there are dropped kerbs with strengthened footpath to support the weight of the vehicles.