Motorists could be issued a £70 on the spot fine for breaking this little known rule

Motorists could be issued a £70 on the spot fine for breaking this little known rule

Parking at least 50cm away from the kerb could see drivers hit with charges meaning road users must focus when stopping their vehicle.  A double parking charge is when no part of a vehicle is within at least 50cm from the edge of a carriageway 

However in extreme cases motorists could see their fines massively increase depending on the risk to other road users. 

Section 22 of the Road Traffic Act says it is an offence for road users to leave their vehicle in a position which could cause danger to other drivers. 

Maximum fines for causing a Level 3 obstructiuon is £1,000 and could be issued to road users. 

Gareth Roberts, spokesperson for, has warned motorists it could be difficult for drivers to park without running into difficulty. 

The tight margins of error and several minor laws which are unknown to motorists could leave drivers caught out.  

He said: “Parking a vehicle without breaking an obscure law is much harder than the average drivers might imagine.

“There are many minor laws that are never highlighted, yet could leave drivers in financial or legal difficulty.

 “It’s easy to follow signs in a permit-holders area or on private land, but some Britons might only know they have broken other parking rules when it is too late.

“Most drivers already spend a huge amount on vehicle fuel, taxes and upkeep, so the last thing anyone needs is a pesky yellow fine appearing on the windscreen while they’re parked.”

Motorists must make sure they place their car as close to the kerb or a parking space as possible to avoid breaking other rules.

Stopping a car in the middle of the road is also against the rules, unless motorists have stopped their car in an emergency. 

Parking within 10 metres of a junction is also not allowed, while motorists are also urged to not stop near a kerb which has been lowered to help wheelchair users. 

The Highway Code also warns motorists must make sure to not park in spaces reserved for specific users such as or motorcycles. 

Spaces may also be reserved especially for blue badge holders and these cannot be used unless drivers are entitled to use them.

Published at Fri, 05 Jun 2020 13:20:00 +0000