September 27, 2017 at 4:57 PM

If you want to make a quick stop and park in the parent and child zone, here's what you need to know...


A lot of people are tempted to park in at the parent and child parking bays. It could be anywhere, for example, a supermarket. Approximately one in every four people have parked on the parent-child bay with no child. If you want to make a quick stop and park at the parent and child zone here is what you need to know. 

Are there fines for parking in a parent and child parking space?

Most people ask if it is illegal to park in this spot if they do not have kids. A lot of People park in the parent-child section merely because they are not afraid of the consequences. However, it is important to know that one can end up being fined for this. The council traffic wardens in the city have the authority to impose fines on childless motorists who park on the parent-child parking bay. Calls for an on-the-spot fine of £25 have been made, and a majority of people agree.

Most people conclude that the parking lots are not heavily patrolled. It Could be true in some places, but you never know if it's the day you get caught. The supermarket parking spaces have always caused some serious controversies. A majority of people want people parking in this area without a child to be punished. Most supermarkets have placed heavy fines individuals who break this rule.

Keeping children safe is very important and a priority too. In busy parking spaces cars are always moving in and out it is only right to ensure that children are protected. However, it is important to note that the parent-child parking space is only for parents with children under the age of 12.

In conclusion, the rule on this parking space differs from place to place. Following the norms of a place if there are any is vital. 


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