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BrexitentialCrisis Mon 04-Apr-16 19:31:50

Just a quick one- need to know if I am justified in feeling so angry - a quick yabu or yanbu is all I need!

Live opposite a school
Parked my car opposite my house on the zig zags- it's a holiday so I (wrongly) thought this was ok
Have been fined £70.

I could have parked on the main road and walked 200m but I have one toddler with vomiting and diahorrea, 1 teething baby and we all have conjunctivitis.


RafaIsTheKingOfClay Mon 04-Apr-16 19:34:34

Er you parked on the zigzags. Of course you are being unreasonable. You'll just have to suck it up and learn your lesson.

Hope you are all better soon though.

LindyHemming Mon 04-Apr-16 19:35:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Imnotaslimjim Mon 04-Apr-16 19:36:08

Sorry, doesn't matter on the time of year, you can't park on zig zags. Sorry you're sick but laws are laws

ALemonyPea Mon 04-Apr-16 19:37:31

Unless there is a sign there with times that you're not allowed to park there, the law is that you can't park there at any time, regardless of School holidays or not.

Sorry you've been ticketed.

44PumpLane Mon 04-Apr-16 19:37:56

YABU I'm afraid, zigzags are zigzags.

Though, really hope you all feel better soon!

Newes Mon 04-Apr-16 19:38:13

Sympathies for your illnesses but you parked illegally and you were caught at it.

Vintage45 Mon 04-Apr-16 19:40:20

You're never allowed to park on zigzags. You can try appealing due to mitigating circumstances though. But doubt it will be quashed.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 04-Apr-16 19:40:48

Sympathies. I park on double-yellows near my house all the time, sometimes I get booked but not often. Zigzag-parking is near schools so probably more prescriptive.

Hope you all feel better soon. thanks

lateforeverything Mon 04-Apr-16 19:40:55

Is there a sign above the zig zags with times of operation etc? If not you could be in for a shout with an appeal.

somewheresomehow Mon 04-Apr-16 19:45:30

highway code states -
stop or park

near a school entrance

so uabu, you could try an appeal as it was in school hollidays and the kids are ill worth a try

BrexitentialCrisis Mon 04-Apr-16 19:45:55

Yes there is a sign saying that it applies at 8.30 and 3.30 but I dumbly thought that because it's the school holidays, it might be ok!
Be already had a look at the mitigating circumstances and it's a No.
Thank you all though

herecomesthsun Mon 04-Apr-16 20:07:16

It might be worth writing and asking though?

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Mon 04-Apr-16 20:26:27

There's someone who lives near me who does that, Lying. It's bloody annoying, since it means that anyone trying to cross the road at the crossing can't see what is coming from the right. Which is why the double yellows are there in the first place.

Something that doesn't seem to have occured to him in his desperation to park right outside his house.

YakTriangle Mon 04-Apr-16 20:31:25

Probably wise to obey road markings at all times, never assume it might be okay because chances are it's not. Sorry you got a ticket though.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 04-Apr-16 20:36:32

Rafals, our road is perhaps a bit different, there are no crossings on it and no schools nearby...

Picture this, a long road dual carriageway of terraced houses on one side of the road, on the other, down a steep embankment is the bypass. Double yellows on both sides of the road. Road not suitable for parking both sides otherwise it can't be driven on without hitting cars parked. Double yellows begin about 100yds from my house.

If cars are parked only on one side of the road (embankment side) they tend to be safe from being hit. If there is legal double-parking, it's Russian Roulette as to which car(s) get hit.

Lots of residents choose to park along embankment side on double yellows and pay the £30 fine if they get booked - so much cheaper than a call to the insurance company. I've been booked twice in ten years and I never moan about it.

Thisismyfirsttime Mon 04-Apr-16 20:51:57

I was half parked on zig zags (outside a Chinese, waiting in the car) and a policeman who'd pulled up to go in knocked on my window and told me I could get 3 points for parking there and to move.

carabos Mon 04-Apr-16 20:56:16

Nothing to add other than to say that Brexitential Crisis is about the best username I've ever seen on here. Hope that cheers you up.

Fidelia Mon 04-Apr-16 22:50:45

Well, you made a mistake and it's cost you. so YABU to park there, but YANBU to feel miffed at the jobsworth who did it.

YABU to take anyone with D&V out in public where they can pass it on to others...

TheNaze73 Mon 04-Apr-16 23:32:17

YABU. I think this is as wrong as parking in a disabled spot without the badge.

WhatWouldLeslieKnopeDo Mon 04-Apr-16 23:40:52

YABU really. Sorry about you all being under the weather though! I hope you feel better soon flowers

The traffic warden may have no idea it is school holidays, and probably couldn't let people off anyway.

herecomethepotatoes Tue 05-Apr-16 04:56:37

YABU. I think this is as wrong as parking in a disabled spot without the badge.

Much worse. The zig zags are there so children can cross a road safely ie. aren't run over and killed. Parking in a disabled spot won't result in a fatality.

I'm delighted you were ticketed. Selfishness on the road drives me nuts!

Collaborate Tue 05-Apr-16 08:13:43

YANBU. The reason there are timing restrictions is that they don't need to enforce it outside of school hours. They should exercise their discretion not to enforce during the holidays. When you think of the plethora of dick heads who park on the zig-zags during the school run, and who get away with it...

Near me the speed limit reduces from 30 to 20 outside schools. Last summer, in the middle of the school holidays, the police set up a speed trap. Easy pickings.

herecomethepotatoes Tue 05-Apr-16 12:59:17

Easy or ensuring safety @collaborate?

The zig-zag lines are there on either side of a zebra crossing. If parents teach their children to keep on walking to the crossing before going across the road, what should they do when someone's parked illegally and blocked the view?

The crossing may be busier during school time, but it exists whether the school's open or not.

@OP. I think you're confused as zig-zag lines don't have a time limit.

"You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines." This is ALWAYS illegal and not subject to time restrictions. Which of your posts was the lie?

Sighing Tue 05-Apr-16 13:03:00

Most accidents outside schools happen outside usual hours / days BECAUSE drivers bend the rules. You were obstructing a safety measure.YWBU

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