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dayle14gb

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dayle14gb says:

Is it true, you won't get a parking ticket on a motorcycle, if the bike is covered?

Having spoken to a few "experienced" motorcycle riders and my father, I seem to get the same answer. They say that if you park on a pavement (so long as you don't block a door, alleyway, or vehicle access point), then you wont get a parking ticket, IF you put a bike cover over your bike. It's a loophole that means the attendant can not interfere with the motorcycle nor it's cover. It sounds logical, but I want to get some clarification on it, before risking it, so does anyone know anything about this possible "loophole"?


It would appear this question has been asked before on a different website but the answers are along the same lines as MCN...Urban myth!
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070725071332AAd1AFc

I never thought there was going to be such a divided opinion on this! No one seems to have a definitive answer to this. Although one person on the Yahoo link above, does seem to strongly believe that by covering or removing the number plate- there is nothing more they can do, other than wait around for you to return?! Interesting...

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domster

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domster says:

Number plates

Covering or removing plates will get a fixed penalty from the police.

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Diablere

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Diablere says:

it was once the case

that yes you could cover your number plate and the wardens couldn't tamper with it!, a loop hole that was very quickly closed! so don't attempt it!

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preunit

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preunit says:

Flyer m8

you make it sound like the dukes of hazzard..quality :smile

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preunit

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preunit says:

dayle

got you a solution dude :smile

even the old bill did see him :biggrin:

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zanderh

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zanderh says:

In most places

you're allowed to park on the pavement anyway so long as you are not causing an obstruction such that prams or wheelchairs cannot pass.


According to plod, councils cannot issue tickets for motorbikes causing obstructions, either - that's plod's job, and only very rarely do they exercise that ability. I spoke to both my local council who went "don't do that, grrr", and then I spoke to a lovely police office who went "council can't do shit, police won't care if it's not blocking the pavement completely".

I guess some councils might be a bit more aggressive, though. Stupid fragmented council laws :-/

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beaconsman

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beaconsman says:

parking

I park in Grimsby town centre near an estate agents on the pavement so i can lock it to a set of bars that were installed for  spinners..not had any issues..

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brutale r

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brutale r says:

ok

he is right a traffic warden can not interfear  with your cover ..

if you ever see the smart car owners they put car covers on ...

but there is a big BUT; the wardens call the cops to see if the vehicels are taxed legal

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AlbertHerring

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In Nottingham

there's at least one official, signposted bike parking "bay" with padlock provision and that which is actually on the pavement (outside the Salutation).

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Salutation

Yeah and you used to be able to park your van up the side when you had a gig upstairs - found out just before Christmas that it's no longer the case!

:upset::mad:

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