Steer Clear of Bank Holiday Parking Tickets
You are likely to receive a ticket if they leave their vehicle on a yellow line on Monday
Motorists are being advised to take special care where they park their cars on Bank Holiday Monday if they want to avoid getting a parking ticket.
Motorists can park for free for as long as they like in parking bays in controlled parking zones on bank holidays but yellow line waiting restrictions and loading restrictions will be enforced.
Drivers who leave their cars in bays that are only available for part of the day are being reminded that they should not park there whilst the yellow line waiting restrictions are in force. These parking bays are mainly found in bus lanes and have yellow lines operating during morning and afternoon peak hours.
Enforcement action is also likely against vehicles obstructing driveways and those that park unlawfully in specialist bays such as doctors' bays and mandatory disabled bays.
It is also illegal to park in front of dropped kerbs. These facilities - which are found on virtually every street corner - ensure that disabled pedestrians and parents with pushchairs can safely cross the road. As well as receiving a penalty notice, vehicles that park in these locations could also be towed away.
Technical services director Bill Myers said:
"If the yellow sign says that parking is outlawed Monday to Friday, then that will include all bank holidays that fall on those days."
May 29, 2010