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Fines for parking at ‘wrong angle’

Published: 24 September 2010

Motorcyclists are being fined £50 for failing to park at a perfect right-angle with the kerb.

Bikes can be parked for free in roadside pay-and-display spaces in Torbay, but only if both wheels are on the white line separating the individual bays, at 90 degrees to the pavement.

The rules apply in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.  

Andrew Taylor, 51, from Paignton, who was fined after parking his Suzuki GSX1400 with only one wheel the line, said: “It’s a stupid rule. It’s very awkward to park at 90 degrees to the kerb on a hill.”

A council spokesman said: “Motorcyclists are able to park within on-street pay-and-display bays free-of-charge provided the motorcycle is parked at right angles to the kerb on the white lines which demark each of the bays.”
Read more on this in the current issue of MCN.  

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