Double Yellow Parking Ban Set To Be Lifted

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Double Yellow Parking Ban Set To Be Lifted

Post by falkor » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:25 pm

Drivers would be able to park on double yellow lines for 15 minutes under proposals to boost trade in high street shops.
29/7/2013 SKY NEWS
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles wants to introduce a "grace period" that would allow motorists to pop into local shops without being hit by hefty penalties.
Higher fines could be introduced outside London for motorists who park dangerously in order to secure support for the move.

A source close to Mr Pickles told The Daily Telegraph: "The high street is in danger of shrinking or dying off, and over-aggressive parking enforcement is part of the reason why.

"If people are worried about paying a fortune in parking fines, it will make them more likely to do their shop online or go to out of town shopping centres. For too long, parking has been a revenue raiser. It's time to end that.

"There is room for a deal (with the Liberal Democrats). Dangerous parking is a menace to people, whereas if you're in the parking bay or just on the side of the road you're not presenting any risk."

Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis said councils needed "to play their part in reining back in the over-zealous culture of municipal parking enforcement".

"They should adopt a common-sense approach. Ministers are considering what further steps can be taken to ensure that town hall parking policies and practices support local high streets."

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Re: Double Yellow Parking Ban Set To Be Lifted

Post by Arthur ASCII » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:58 am

Yet another example of the government's attempt at a "crowd-pleaser" designed to take our minds off of the wrecking job they're doing to our Public Services. This one is one of the silliest yet.

Is John Cleese advising them nowadays? or Baldrick perhaps?

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