DRIVERS will be fined £70 for parking on the street, even if they are not on the double yellow line.
Harsh penalties could be introduced in the next few months under the proposed new laws.
Motorists could be fined £70 for parking on sidewalks and blocking narrow roads under proposed new regulations.
Sidewalk parking has been banned in London and could soon become a norm across the UK.
While parking on the sidewalk may not seem like a serious offence, drivers can block the road, meaning pedestrians are forced to walk on the street.
A consultation held in November 2020 proposed a blanket ban to prevent motorists from blocking sidewalks for stroller parents who have limited mobility. and anyone who relies on a dog with eyes.
This is not the only ruling set to change in the UK.
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On May 31, councils in England and Wales will be given new powers to give motorists fines of up to £70 for minor traffic offenses such as stopping at a yellow intersection, Unauthorized turns and driving in bike lanes.
Currently, only the police can enforce this – but the new CCTV cameras will notify council officers of any violators.
The Department of Transportation says this increased monitoring will allow buses to be more punctual as well as protect cyclists.
For London, councils were able to issue fines for parking in a yellow box with a camera.
However, parking law expert Shaf Jade warned drivers what to watch out for.
Yellow box intersections must have approved devices, locations and certificates to prove the violation has occurred – along with clear and enforceable yellow boxes for the driver to qualify for a fine.
Mr. Jade explained: “Now that these new laws are in place, councils will feel more satisfied with their tickets.
“They expect motorists not to appeal and that’s why they’re giving fines.
“According to the rule of law 31, entering and stopping at a junction when prohibited allows the council to impose a fine in the yellow box. ‘When prohibited’ is the keyword here.
“Drivers may park or stop their vehicle in certain circumstances where they believe the regulation does not apply or under extenuating circumstances.
“If motorists receive a parking fine in any of these extenuating circumstances, there is grounds for appeal.”
From February this year, more Clean Air Zones will be introduced into city centres, which will charge motorists to enter, just as London’s ULEZ was expanded in October to cover most of the city. all over London.
Outside the capital, Birmingham became the first to pilot another Clean Air Zone last June, where drivers will have to pay £8 a day to get into the city centre.
Throughout the year, different city centers will test versions of Clean Air Zones with different fees and conditions.
From February, Oxford will pilot the first “Zone Zero Emissions”, meaning all vehicles other than trams will have to pay £2-10 daily to enter the city centre.
Mr Shaf said that the new rules established in the law would mean motorists would be more likely to get burned, but also likely not be aware of the requirements and loopholes of the terms and conditions. conditions around the Clean Air Zone, parking on sidewalks and yellow umbrellas. joints.
He added: “There have been 5.2 million parking tickets issued across London between 2020 and 2021.
“Only 0.6% of the tickets were appealed, but 40% of the appealed tickets were withdrawn or discounted.
“The problem is not the parking fine, the problem is not appealing to it. That encouraged local councils and they started looking for a new hotspot to issue more tickets.”
It appears when the new Highway Code comes out effective on January 29.
According to new Highway code rules, motorists will be much more attentive to pedestrians and cyclists, with many changes impacting them.
Among the new rules being applied is a ‘decentralization of traffic’, which is clearer about where cyclists can ride on the road and where pedestrians will have the right to yield to motorists. Bowl.
Another rule change is also aimed at riders and cyclists. If one Pedestrians are waiting to cross the intersection and drivers are turning, they must yield to pedestrians.
And a big change is in terms of clarity of where cyclists can ride on the road. Cyclists can now ride in the center of the roadin some cases.
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