Steer Clear Of Bank Holiday Parking Fines

Motorists are being advised to keep off yellow lines on Monday

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Drivers can park free of charge for as long as they like in marked bays in controlled parking zones on the bank holiday. They will not need to purchase a pay and display ticket, pay-by-phone or display a parking permit.

But they should avoid parking on yellow lines. Even though it’s a bank holiday – these restrictions will still be in force. This is because yellow lines are normally situated at places where parked vehicles could cause a hazard or an obstruction.

Drivers who leave their cars in parking bays that are only partially available throughout the day should check the signs carefully to avoid staying there when the yellow line restrictions do come into force. These bays are mainly found in bus lanes.

Motorists who obstruct driveways or park unlawfully in doctors' bays or mandatory disabled bays may also be penalised.

Similarly drivers should not park across dropped kerbs. These are found on virtually every street corner and allow disabled people and parents with pushchairs to safely cross the road.

As well as receiving a penalty notice, vehicles that breach these rules may also be towed away

Motorists using the car parks in Battersea Park on the bank holiday will still need to buy a pay and display ticket or pay-by-phone on the festive season bank holidays. There is no free parking at any time in the park.

May 5, 2013