It is very easy to fall into the trap of getting a parking ticket on this coming Christmas and New Year. So here is my advice on ensuring that you don't ruin your holiday by getting a parking ticket.
Most councils SHOULD (but may not) allow parking on SINGLE YELLOW LINES on Christmas Day, Boxing Day (26th December 2009) and New Year's Day. Contact your local authority or look at its website to see how they are enforce single yellow lines on those days. If in doubt park elsewhere.
DO NOT PARK ON DOUBLE YELLOW LINES THEY OPERATE 24/7 what ever the day.
Do remember Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day will be treated as an ordinary days under the bus lane rules so if the bus lane applies Monday to Friday then it will apply to this coming Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Yellow box junction enforcement applies 24/7.
Parking on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th December 2009. (see our news page for Brent Council's latest effort!)
DON'T GET CAUGHT - Councils will often treat these as no different from any other Saturday or Sunday - even though they may have closed all council offices and facilities on the 26th! So if there are normally parking restrictions on Saturday and/or Sunday these same restrictions will apply on the 26th and 27th December 2009.
Some parking bays may be free but not all! So before you park, check the notice on the parking meter or pay and display machine to see when the restrictions apply and when they don't.
NEVER EVER PARK AT AN OUT OF ORDER METER!
Residents' bays. To be safe assume that all residents' bays will be enforced from 25th to 28th December and on 1st January .
Have a great, parking ticket free, holiday.
Barrie Segal, founder of AppealNow.com
Reversing the charges™
For more Parking ticket information click on the links below:
Yellow lines and parking signs - Controlled Parking Zones - Car Clamping - Car Towing - Red Routes - Bus Lanes - "Key" Parking Adjudicator cases
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