Parking

MPs recommend pavement parking ban

The Transport Committee has recommended an outright ban on pavement parking across England. The government will now undertake a 12-week consultation on the issue. This will include options such as allowing local authorities with civil parking enforcement powers to crack down on unnecessary obstruction of the pavement. Currently, outside London, only police have this power. …

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No more parking fines for minor keying errors

Fines for drivers who accidentally enter incorrect number plate details when paying for parking could be scrapped. The British Parking Association (BPA) has revised its Code of Practice which no states that firms under its Approved Operator Scheme should overturn fines for ‘minor keying errors’. A minor keying error is where “one character has been …

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Private parking firms to dish out 2m more tickets than last year

Private parking firms are set to issue nearly two million more tickets this year compared to the previous 12 months. Analysis by the RAC Foundation found that almost 8.6 million tickets could be issued during the financial year by parking firms. This means drivers will face a 26% increase on the total of 6.8 million …

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Proposal for private parking firms to offer 10-minute grace period

Private parking firms could be forced to offer drivers who overstay the time on their ticket a 10-minute grace period before issuing a fine. All council-owned car parks in England have been required to offer a 10-minute grace period since 2015, but the practice is currently voluntary for private car park operators. If adopted, the …

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