Using wheelie bins, cones or other objects to reserve a parking space near your house or workspace could see drivers fined as it may be seen as causing a dangerous obstruction on the road.

Ten Strangest UK Parking Laws

Drivers wanting to steer clear of hefty parking fines have been urged to get to grips with ten of the parking laws in the UK.

Researchers from LeaseVan.co.uk have revealed some of the lesser known parking laws that apply in the UK and advised vehicle owners to take note or risk being caught out by authorities.

It doesnt matter if its the only space close to your house or work  parking within 10m of a junction is prohibited, to maintain road safety.

5. Give junctions a wide berth

It doesnt matter if its the only space close to your house or work parking within 10m of a junction is prohibited, to maintain road safety.
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If a motorist allows their vehicle to build up too much dirt while its parked theyre breaking the law, as having an unreadable number plate is illegal.

6. Keep it clean

If a motorist allows their vehicle to build up too much dirt while its parked theyre breaking the law, as having an unreadable number plate is illegal.
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Parking over a designated cycle lane thats painted on the carriageway isnt allowed  it would, technically, be blocking a lane  so drivers should look elsewhere for a space.

7. Dont use cycle lanes

Parking over a designated cycle lane thats painted on the carriageway isnt allowed it would, technically, be blocking a lane so drivers should look elsewhere for a space.
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Pulling up outside a friend, relative or colleagues address and announcing your arrival with a beep is not permitted, as any use of a vehicles horn while its stationary is against the law. This also applies to taxis and delivery drivers.

8. No beeping

Pulling up outside a friend, relative or colleagues address and announcing your arrival with a beep is not permitted, as any use of a vehicles horn while its stationary is against the law. This also applies to taxis and delivery drivers.
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