Parking ticket

  • Chris's Avatar
    Hello all. I was wondering if anybody could give me some advice about a parking ticket i ve just recieved. Now let me start off by saying that unlike most i was parked on a set of double yellows but that was because i was carrying a double bed into a friends house and the only place that i could park was right outside her house and i was only there for 5 mins. The best thing was that I left the hatchback up and when i came back to the car it was shut and the ticket was under the wiper. I ve looked at the ticket and the times and make of car are correct as is the reg plate. The one thing that is wrong is the colour of the car and i was hoping that i may be able to appeal on this ground. I would not normally bother about such a thing but it seems unfair to me that as the car was open and it could be seen that i d be back shortly, that some overzelous parking attendant shall cost me £30 for trying to help out a friend at 8.45pm. Anyway thats my moaning over id be very grateful if somebody could help. Ta very much
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  • davidfx's Avatar
    Normally there is no waiting what so ever on double yellow lines and it is at the wardens discretion to give a ticket.
  • roddersdad's Avatar
    dont know if this will be of any help,but any way here it is out of the highway code,

    "Along the edge of the carriageway

    Waiting restrictions

    Waiting restrictions indicated by yellow lines apply to the carriageway, pavement and verge. You may stop to load or unload (unless there are also loading restrictions as described below) or while passengers board or alight. Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time, unless there are signs that specifically indicate seasonal restrictions. The times at which the restrictions apply for other road markings are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones. If no days are shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day including Sundays and Bank Holidays. White bay markings and upright signs (see below) indicate where parking is allowed."
    best regards,Clive.