Imagine you’re driving into a car park, it’s busy and you’re hunting for a space. Yet instead of finding neatly parked cars, you’re faced with large vehicles taking over two spaces. Would this frustrate you?
What car do you drive? Plenty of us have smaller cars such as Ford KA’s and Renault Clio’s, but many are driving much larger vehicles which are struggling to fit in a normal parking space.
Tim Pollard, Car Magazine reports:
Over half of motorists believe residents should "own" the road outside their homes for the purposes of parking.
A recent survey has found that 53% of people would like to be within their rights to prevent other motorists from parking directly outside their homes.
Residents have been paying for on-road residential parking for many years now, but who knew there was such a price difference between locations? South Ayrshire Council charges just 50p for a parking permit each year whereas a Manchester Council has decided to charge up to £750!
Motorists have been informed that a £20 fine will be presented to them if they are sat in a stationary car with the engine running. From 1st of May the new penalty will come into force in two trial boroughs of London, and as you can imagine the majority are against the new fines.
Councils in the UK have issued almost 8 million parking tickets in 2013, thats around one every 4 seconds, which has led to more than £255 million in fines.