Here’s the truth behind some popular parking myths:
- Our civil enforcement officers do not get bonuses for issuing tickets. They are paid a salary.
- Double yellow lines with double kerb ticks means no waiting at any time. You can, however, stop to let passengers in or out of your vehicle. This includes coaches.
- Blue badges do not allow the user to park in a loading bay or close to a junction.
- When parked in a loading bay you have to be actively loading. If you have to put items away, you must move your vehicle to a legal parking space.
- You can be issued with a penalty charge notice at night, on Sundays and on bank holidays.
- Blue badge users can park for up to three hours on a single or double yellow line where there are no kerb ticks in operation. A parking clock with the correct time of arrival must be displayed.
- You cannot park illegally to talk on the phone, go to the toilet, pop to the bank or buy your lunch.
- Our civil enforcement officers record all vehicle registrations when checking a time-limited parking area. They will only issue a fine if your vehicle breaches the time restrictions.
- No new restrictions were put in place when we took over civil parking enforcement from the police.