Parking offence you may not be aware of that could land you £100 fine and three points

Drivers are being warned that they could pick up a £100 fine and three penalty points for a simple parking offence. 

Parking on or by a pedestrian crossing could land drivers the punishment as it could be dangerous, and inconvenience both pedestrians and other road users. 

One caveat to this is that you may stop if it is an emergency situation or the reason you stopped was beyond your control. 

The Highway Code outlines the rules for drivers at pedestrian crossing under section 191 to 199.

It states that a driver “MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines. “

The Code also states that “you MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians.

“Pedestrians may be crossing between stationary vehicles.”

GEM road safety officer Neil Worth said: “We encourage all road users to brush up their Highway Code knowledge and to ensure that they are not putting themselves at unnecessary risk of a penalty ticket.

“After all, there is a safety reason why our laws are there, and the more we all know about our driving environment and the rules in place to keep us safe, the less we are likely to fall foul of them.”

Drivers can also land fines for a multitude of views for offences such as driving too close to a cyclist and for having defective tyres.

Motorists must leave a distance of 1.5-metres away from a bicycle when passing or risk landing ta £100 fine and three penalty points.

If you drive with a damaged, defective or bald tyre then you could land huge fines and punishments.

Drivers face a £100 fine with three points on your licence for an offence but you could also land up to £2,500 per tyre.

Daily Express :: Cars Feed

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