|Free Parking Over Festive Break|
But steer clear of yellow lines
On Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and the three bank holidays that fall on December 27, 28 and January 3, motorists can park for free in all controlled parking zones. Their vehicles will not have to display any permit or pay and display ticket.
Where not to park?
Enforcement action could also be taken 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 Tony McDonald 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."
December 24, 2010