DRIVERS could face £2,500 for parking laws they may not be aware of.
While it’s not illegal to park on the street at night, it all depends on how the car is facing.
Not all luxury homes have their own driveway, some people have to park their cars outside on the roadway.
However, if you’re parking on the street, make sure you know this little-known Highway Code rule.
Rule 248 of the Highway Code states: ‘You must not park on the opposite road at night opposite direction of traffic flow unless in a recognized parking lot. ‘
The reason for this is that when your car is properly parked, the car’s rear reflector will come on when passing by the headlights of the car.
This rule only applies to parking on the street and does not apply if there are dedicated parking spaces for pedestrians.
To avoid the risk of a fine, it’s best to make sure you always park in the direction of traffic.
This will avoid any problems if you forget when day turns to night.
If you do not follow these rules, a large fine will come to you.
Fines start at £1,000 and go up to £2,500 for cargo vehicles or those that can carry eight or more people.
If you are parking close to the roadsidemake sure your vehicle is within 50cm or risk a fine on the spot. £70.
Pay attention to what’s on the floor when looking for a curb.
Parking is not allowed on bike lanes, on zebra crossings, or on zigzags outside of schools.
Drivers are not allowed to park in loading bayunless they are using them for their intended purpose.
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