Parking pain: The top parking mistakes to avoid on UK roads

UK drivers are being reminded to take extra care when parking to avoid legal trouble and hefty fines.

Thursday, 21st March 2019, 3:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 3:28 pm
Have you been guilty of parking in any of these no-go hotspots?

Motoring experts from LeaseCar.uk have compiled a guide on identifying the top six prohibited parking spots so drivers can stay on the right side of the law.

Two yellow lines mean parking and waiting is not permitted at any time, and they can either be painted on the road or the kerb.
Two red lines painted on the kerb or road state that drivers must not stop at any time, unless a licensed taxi or blue badge holder who can drop off/pick up passengers only.

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Often found outside schools, hospitals and police stations, these are used to indicate the length of road where stopping is prohibited.
A sign with red cross over a blue background indicates a clearway, which means stopping is prohibited at all times.
Only licensed public taxis are permitted to park in these bays. Private taxis must adhere to the rules for other motorists and are not allowed to use the bays.
At no times must a car be driven or parked on a cycle route when the cycle lane is made up of a solid white lane.