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Illegal Parking on Double Yellow Lines with a Blue Badge

racyguy Community member Posts: 560 Pioneering
Received my first ever parking ticket yesterday in 56 years of driving. Seems that the council had laid double yellows along the whole length of the High Street which on it's own is not a problem as I would have 3 hours of parking on them.
What I did not notice was a sign attached to a lamp post stating that along that road (where all of the shops are) you could not park on there from 7am to 7pm!! Seems that the disabled drivers of that town could only park close to all of the shops either before 7am or after 7pm.Not much point really as all of the shops would be closed.
Stupid idea!


  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hi @racyguy I'm sorry to hear about your parking ticket. As far as I know, local to me anyway, blue badge holders are entitled to park on single or double yellow lines for a maximum of 3 hours. So unless your local council has recently changed that entitlement in your area, you shouldn't have been issued a ticket. 

    I think this is an issue you'll need to take up with the parking department at your local council. This information from the website should help:

    "Yellow lines

    Badge holders may park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours, but in general not where there are restrictions on loading or unloading – indicated by yellow kerb dashes and / or signs on plates. You may wish to check whether a particular local council has chosen to exempt Blue Badge holders from this restriction."

    Let us know how you get on, or if we can help you any further.


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