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Fri, 05/25/2018 - 14:38 -- sdukbewiser

Drivers who park their car the wrong way on the road risk £1,000 fine

Fri, 25/05/2018
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Drivers who park their car the wrong way on the road risk £1,000 fine

Drivers who park the wrong way at night could face a £1,000 fine after falling foul of a little-known rule.

Toby Meyjes, MSN news, reports:

The Highway Code stipulates that drivers must park the same way as the flow of traffic at night - if not using a marked bay.

Unsurprisingly, the rule is not widely known and could land those ignoring it in a spot of bother.

Fines for the misdemeanour could rise to £1,000 - and could be as great as £2,500 for good vehicles or passenger vehicles over eight seats.

Parking facing the traffic in unlit roads can be extremely dangerous.

Scrapcarcomparison.co.uk said these cars would be shrouded in darkness as the drivers passing by wouldn't be able to see them properly.

“Motors parked the correct way would be visible and illuminated by headlights bouncing off the rear reflectors,” a spokesperson said.

“Rule 248 of the Highway Code states 'you MUST NOT park on a road at night facing against the direction of the traffic flow unless in a recognised parking space' and not many motorists are aware of this.

“We’ve dealt with cars that have been written-off due to a passing car crashing into them as they have partly stuck out from a parking space.”

Parking safely at night if not in a parking bay is in everyone’s interest. Preventing the risk of costly damage by parking the same way as traffic flow is a simple solution, and would mean no risk of a £1,000 fine.

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