New Law on Car parking grace period
Often find yourself rushing around to make sure you’re not late back to the car in fear of getting a fine? Well this will be good news for you…
As of the 6th of March 2015 the Local Government and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin have approved the new law on a parking grace period to help local shops.
Drivers will have a 10 minute grace period when in a paid parking space or a free parking space both on-street and off-street in council owned car parks and similar. This will prevent fines for being just a few minutes late back.
They have also banned the use of CCTV “spy cars” for issuing automated fines except in no-parking areas around schools, bus stops bus lanes and red routes.
These changes came into force in April this year.
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Date Created: 22 October 2015 by Elisa Overy