5 tips to avoid parking fines

Posted on: 14/11/2014

Nothing is more frustrating that getting a parking fine - and it's a common problem for millions. Only a fraction of these are contested but many more drivers could contest their fines.

Of the millions of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued each year, only a few thousand are appealed by drivers. This is despite the fact that as many as 65 per cent of appeals are upheld and the fines are then withdrawn.

Parking tickets aren’t just irritating, they’re expensive. Plus, they may take months to reverse, so arm yourself with following facts to help avoid mammoth fines:

    1. There’s no standard 'single yellow’ parking restriction. You can sometimes park on a single red or yellow line, but there aren’t standardised times. Always check the road signs.


    1. Watch your wheels. Ensure your car’s completely within any defined spot, such as a residents’ or pay-and-display bay. If one wheel’s outside, you risk a ticket.


    1. Proudly display your permit or ticket. If you’ve a special permit (such as a residents’ or disabled permit), a warden must be able to clearly read it otherwise you’ll often get a ticket. The same goes for pay-and-display tickets.


    1. Bank holiday rules vary by council. Many wrongly assume they can park anywhere on bank hols. Some councils allow parking in residents’ bays or on a yellow line, others won’t. There’s no hard and fast rule; if unsure, don’t do it.


    1. Beware EVERYTHING in private car parks. Rules change on private land or in private car parks - whether at supermarkets, hospitals or elsewhere. You can be asked to pay huge amounts without reason, so check signs and be cautious.

Source: Money Saving Expert


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