Unusual parking law that you’ve probably broken before – and you could be fined

Drivers are being reminded of an unusual parking law many didn’t even know existed that saw vehicle owners fined nearly £100 for leaving their lights on

Cars are parked on the urban street side
Cars are parked on the urban street side

Ride is a valuable skill that you can use throughout your life – but there are many rules and regulations that must be followed.

Most of these rules, such as providing emergency vehicles and driving under the influence of alcohol, are fairly well known, the Liverpool Echo reports.

However, some are quite opaque and can see people getting a hefty fine or adding points to their driver’s license.

In particular, for an offence, vehicle owners can be fined close to £100.

Under certain circumstances, it is illegal under the law to park at night without leaving your parking lights or parking lights on.

Tim Alcock of LeaseVan.co.uk said: “Vehicle owners across the country could be breaking the law simply by parking their vehicles and not even realizing it.”

Cars parked on the side of the road

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Vehicles parked on a road with a speed limit in excess of 50 km/h, away from traffic or outside of a designated parking space should have their parking lights on overnight.

Parking lights are located in the front corners of your car and next to the license plate.

You need to make sure these lights are not obscured.

These lights can help prevent a nasty and potentially serious collision by helping others see your vehicle in the dark.

This rule also applies to drivers parking on foggy roads.

Car headlight closeup

Some authorities tend to approach this rule with common sense.

However, failure to comply with this rule can result in drivers being issued a flat fee of up to £75, so it’s always best to follow the rules.

In the vast majority of cars, you can turn on your parking lights using the same controls as your headlights.

The parking light symbol usually consists of two small semicircles pointing in opposite directions. From each come three lines.

Many drivers may worry that the lights will drain their car battery, but parking lights are not as powerful as headlights, which are used when visibility is severely limited.

They operate at low wattage and are designed to run for long periods of time, e.g. B. overnight, can remain switched on.

Remember that if the road has a speed limit of 30mph or less, your space is an approved parking space and you are facing the direction of traffic, you don’t need to keep your parking lights on.

Other obscure driving rules to watch out for are keeping your license plate clean and not honking your horn while a vehicle is stationary.

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