Here are 10 of the strangest UK parking laws to be aware of to ensure you avoid being fined by authorities

10 of the strangest UK parking laws

Parking your car may sound like a simple task, but there are some lesser known laws that apply in the UK that could see drivers caught out and landed with a hefty fine.

Researchers from LeaseVan.co.uk have revealed some of the most obscure rules that drivers could fall foul of when parking on a public road. Here are 10 of the strangest UK parking laws to be aware of to ensure you avoid being fined by authorities.

Drivers who abandon their vehicle in the middle of the road by parking more than 50cm away from the kerb could be faced with an immediate on the spot fine.

5. Hug the kerb

Drivers who abandon their vehicle in the middle of the road by parking more than 50cm away from the kerb could be faced with an immediate on the spot fine.
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Parking within 10m of a junction is strictly prohibited to maintain road safety - even if it is the only space close to your home or work.

6. Give junctions a wide berth

Parking within 10m of a junction is strictly prohibited to maintain road safety - even if it is the only space close to your home or work.
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If a motorist allows their vehicle to build up too much dirt while it is parked they are breaking the law, as having an unreadable number plate is illegal.

7. Keep it clean

If a motorist allows their vehicle to build up too much dirt while it is parked they are breaking the law, as having an unreadable number plate is illegal.
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Parking over a designated cycle lane that is painted on the carriageway is not allowed. Doing so would technically be blocking a lane, so drivers should look elsewhere for a space.

8. Do not use cycle lanes

Parking over a designated cycle lane that is painted on the carriageway is not allowed. Doing so would technically be blocking a lane, so drivers should look elsewhere for a space.
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