News: 10-minute grace period introduced for council parking spaces

Give parkers a fighting chance

10 minutes’ grace to give parkers a fighting chance

FROM MIDNIGHT on Sunday motorists have been legally entitled to a 10-minute grace period in council parking spaces.

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The new rules will be a relief to those drivers who don’t make it back to their car before their ticket expires.

The section of the Deregulation Act that gives the leeway does not extend to those who overstay in private car parks, or motorists who park on double or single yellow lines, leave their vehicle in bays that require a permit or fail to buy a ticket at all.