The driver was blasted for parking on the motorway’s hard shoulder to avoid the £6 airport pick-up fee

A DRIVER was blown up for parking in a motorway shoulder to avoid paying a £6 airport pick-up fee.

North West Motorway Police officers said the driver parked his Citroen C4 Cactus just outside Manchester Airport and was “waiting to pick people up”.

A driver was blasted after parking in a hard shoulder to avoid a £6 airport fee


A driver was blasted after parking in a hard shoulder to avoid a £6 airport feePhoto Credit: North West Motorway Police/Twitter

According to the Manchester evening newsA spokesman for the armed forces told Twitter, saying: “The driver seen by ME54 stopped on the hard shoulder at Manchester Airport waiting to pick up people – TOR [Traffic Offence Report] problematic.”

Motorists are only allowed to stop on the hard shoulder in an emergency or if instructed to do so by the police.

If you stop for any other reason you could be hit with a £100 fine and three penalty points.

Readers beat the driver.

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One person tweeted: “This seems to happen often enough that it should be obvious that something needs to be done about short term parking for airport pickups.”

Another wrote: “I’m taking the bus around the airport and it’s ridiculous how so many people park in the hard shoulder, roundabouts inside traffic cones where there is construction going on, (and) on the sidewalks next to the bus station entrance . (They) need to put up some cameras and fine people.

It comes as drivers were forced to do a double take when spotting a group enjoy a picnic at a set dining table in a rest area – complete with lamp and candles.

Stunned motorists couldn’t believe their eyes as six people bravely – and bizarrely – plunged into a lunch break by the roadside in Bristol.

The undisturbed group sat around a prepared dining table behind a large gray SUV in a parking lane off Portway.

A wicker picnic basket can be seen on the floor – with a lamp, a tablecloth and even candles.

According to a witness, he saw the group enjoying their unusual lunch around 2.40pm on Friday BristolLive.

He said amused drivers honked their horns as they passed them, and patrons turned to wave at them.

And a woman has been fined £40 for parking at Asda despite “five hours”. only be there 10 minutes.

Courtney Brown, who lives in Darwen, Lancashire, said she and her partner were fined £40 after he parked outside the shop twice in one day.

Courtney said her partner stopped for five minutes every time he went to the Asda.

she said lances live: “My partner drove to Asda in the morning to get my baby’s diapers, parked and left after five minutes.

“Later I forgot something we needed, so he went back and came back home five minutes later.

“Then he was given a fine saying he had been there for five hours when he wasn’t.

Weeks later, the couple received the same letter.

Courtney added: “My partner emailed them and they didn’t even check anything, they just dropped it. It seems they accuse people for no reason, it seems to be a scam.

“Unfortunately, we lost money the first time because we paid for it, so it didn’t extend, but we struggled the second time.

“I find it ridiculous that people should be able to travel to the same place twice without being charged. Darwen is also a very small place, there isn’t much to do for five hours.”

Parkingeye, the company that manages the lot, claimed the car was parked there for five hours and said the fine would increase if not paid. The driver was blasted for parking on the motorway’s hard shoulder to avoid the £6 airport pick-up fee

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