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Prohibited streets & vehicle permits & trailers

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Find information here on prohibited streets, prohibited street access permits for loading or unloading and residents, plus details of regulations on vehicle sizes and permits for oversized vehicles and/or loads to circulate on Island roads as well as information on trailers

  • Prohibited Streets

    • Prohibited Street permits are only available for essential business or residential access. They are issued for the prohibited streets in town before 10am or after 6pm only, except in emergencies or exceptional circumstances.
    • Temporary permits can be requested by telephone on 243400, but please allow 3 working days to process your application.
    • Applications can also be made for longer term 'disc permits' for those businesses and residents who have reasonable cause for regular access (loading/unloading, removal companies etc).
    • The following streets are prohibited to traffic except by permit:
      • The High Street (6pm-10am).
      • Smith Street (6pm-10am).  No permit required between 6pm and 10am if unloading.
      • Le Pollet (6pm-10am).  Prohibited from La Plaiderie (Moores Hotel).
      • Mansell Street (6pm-10am).
      • Mill Street (6pm-10am).
      • The Strand.
      • La Ruette des Cotils.
      • Rue des Freres.
      • Fermain Lane.  Prohibited to motorcycles, and prohibited to motor vehicles from Le Chalet Hotel to the coast.
      • North Plantation.  The street between North Esplanade and La Tourgand is prohibited to all traffic overnight, between 7pm and 6am, except by permit.  During the day, from 6am to 7pm, vehicles are only permitted to enter for access to off-street parking, un/loading, and access for disabled badge holders to the disabled bay. With effect from 12th May 2019 North Plantation will be prohibited to all vehicles from 10am to 5am except for access to off-street parking by permit. Between 5am & 10am access for delivery vehicles is permitted without a permit.
      • High Street via Berthelot Street.
      • pdf icon Prohibited street application form for un/loading purposes [330kb]
      • pdf icon Prohibited street application form (Resident) [306kb]
      • pdf icon Prohibited street information [476kb]
      • pdf icon Prohibited Street Information Sheet Changes at North Plantation [478kb]
  • Oversized and Overweight Vehicles, Abnormal Loads and Vehicle Escorts

    • An oversize vehicle is one that exceeds Guernsey's normal restrictions on maximum weight, length or width. Regulations on oversized vehicles
    • An abnormal load means a large or heavy object that overhangs the carrying vehicle.
    • Certain specialized vehicles that exceed any of the limits may be permitted to circulate, with a permit, subject to controls regarding routes and times. Some vehicles may need a permit and a vehicle escort dependant on size and time of movements. Vehicle escorts are provided by Guernsey Outriders tel 01481 723099 Follow the link for Oversize vehicle escort charges.
    • Please contact Traffic and Highway Services for further information.
  • Trailers (Licence, braking & plate requirements for towing vehicles and trailers)

    • From time to time holders of a driving licence may wish to tow a trailer behind their vehicle. It is important to remember that towing can only be undertaken by holders of an appropriate full category of driving licence or a provisional licence that includes a trailer entitlement (BE, C1E, CE etc) and there is a co-driver present who holds, and has held a full licence including trailer entitlement for a period of at least one year. By way of an example, it is not permissible for someone to tow a trailer when holding only a category B ('car') provisional licence.
    • Towing a trailer will affect the handling characteristics of the towing vehicle and also impact on braking distances. Trailers that exceed 102kg un-laden and/or ½ the kerbside weight of the towing vehicle are required to be fitted with brakes or a permit must be obtained exempting the requirement.
    • Evidence of safe towing limits for the vehicle and trailer will be required to be produced in order to obtain a permit.
    • Trailers are required to be fitted with a plate that details the maximum load imposed on the towing vehicle (maximum gross trailer weight). Traffic and Highway Services also requires the plate to detail the manufacturer's name, trailer type, serial number, number of axles and maximum axle weight.
    • Further guidance is available here: pdf icon Flowchart [205kb].
    • Please contact Traffic and Highway Services for further information.

 

Downloads

Regulations on oversize vehicles Oversize vehicle application form Oversized vehicle approved routes Oversize vehicle escort charges 2019 Escorting oversize vehicles & abnormal loads - hauliers guidelines Escorting oversize vehicles & abnormal loads - service provider guidelines Prohibited street application form for un/loading purposes Prohibited street application form (Resident) Prohibited street information Prohibited Street Information Leaflet Changes at North Plantation WEF 12/05/2019 Flashing light application form

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