Bad parking wastes a fifth of car spaces

Drivers often grumble about never being able to find a place to park. But the problem could actually be the result of poor parking skills rather than a lack of spaces, a study suggests. It found motorists are so bad at parking that almost a fifth of the space available for cars goes to waste.   Read more: [...]

Fine to park here?

Republished with permission from The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland - article written by Malcolm Combe The popular belief that private parking schemes are unenforceable in Scotland has been hit by two recent cases. The author surveys the current position, which may require legislative intervention As a discipline, law is full of many attractive simplifications that [...]

CAS warning shoppers to beware when entering onto private land

Citizens Advice Bureau is warning drivers that it is legal for retailers to apply parking charges for using their car parks as more people wind up in court for refusing to pay. The organisation is concerned that people believe overstaying your welcome on private land cannot result in a fine as it is not issued by police or a local [...]

Is this Britain’s most selfish driver?

Motorist stops for a McDonald's leaving his Vauxhall Astra across FOUR disabled parking bays Man left car carelessly abandoned in middle of the spaces in Coventry Witness claimed man and girlfriend went in to get a meal on Saturday They were said to have been inside McDonald's for at least ten minute This selfish motorist has been branded ‘Britain’s most [...]

Young motorist unlawfully used disabled badge ‘in her dead nan’s honour

A young motorist caught parking with her dead grandmother's blue badge told investigators: "I'm using it in her honour." Emily Davis, 21, was stopped while using the disabled person's badge to park in her Mini One in St George's Square, Portsea, Hants. Quizzed by a Portsmouth City Council investigator she first claimed her grandmother was shopping nearby. But in truth, [...]

How do you WANT to pay to park?

Half of the nation's 35 million drivers are more willing to rifle through their pockets and purses for loose change than use a smartphone parking app, new research has found. A study commissioned by the British Parking Association discovered that 50 per cent of motorists prefer to use cash and pay and display machines rather than use phone apps, text [...]