Town centre parking rules are too confusing
41% said that town centre parking signs were confusing, and the survey also found that 22% of drivers had been clamped or towed when parking in town, because they didn’t understand the parking rules.
Meanwhile, more than a quarter think that parking is badly signposted and some people are even wary about parking outside their own houses because they’re not clear about whether they’re allowed to park there.
Steve Barratt of Churchill said: ‘It’s the driver’s responsibility to check which parking restrictions are in operation in a particular area. However, when there are multiple restrictions in operation on a single street, it can result in motorists being confused and unintentionally parking illegally, incurring fines that could have been avoided.’
Could this be one of the reasons why the high street is dying on its arse? (Footfall fell by 0.9% last year). Well, it can’t be helping. After all, it’s easier to buy something online rather than paying an extra £60 to get your car out of the pound.