Driver Outraged After Getting Parking Fine Despite 'Not Touching' Yellow Lines
A driver has been ridiculed after he claimed that he should not have received a parking ticket because he was parked next to double yellow lines, rather than on them.
Right, where to begin with that. Let's start with the whole idea of double yellow lines. They mean that you can't park by that part of the kerb - that's point number one, and the argument has already fallen down.
Add to that the fact that parking next to the lines means that you're parked about two feet into the road, and you're not only asking for a fine, but for your wing mirror to get whacked off by passing traffic.
The brains behind this particular venture is Steven Divers, a guy from Edinburgh who believed that he had just innocently parked his car outside the dentist whilst he went in for an appointment.
He was shocked and surprised upon his return to find that he'd been slapped with a £60 parking fine - the kind of thing you can expect to find if you've parked illegally.
He explained: "I had a dentist appointment at Lauriston Place and parked the car there, paid the meter thinking fine. I'm not on yellow lines and, bang, come out with a ticket. Looking back at it now can't help but laugh."
Ah, so not only did he park there, and parked illegally, he even paid for the privilege. That's unfortunate. At least he can laugh about it now, and he's got a funny story to tell.
In fact, he's taken it remarkably well. He continued: "I like the banter from everyone though and it's good to see me going places."
He won't be 'going places' if he continues to park like that. It's hard to navigate the streets with a clamp attached to your front wheel.
The 22-year-old made the brave mistake of posting his outrage at the parking fine on Facebook. He posted a picture of the ticket and said: "Not touching nothing. I'm boiling honestly."
Luckily, one of his friends gleefully got in touch to remind him that it doesn't matter if your car is touching the lines or not.
Steven then replied: "Does it not need to be touching?"
Oh dear. From there it became abundantly clear that it this momentary error is going to be something that Steven struggles to live down with his mates.
Here's hoping that they at least rally around to get him a few pints this weekend now that he's 60 quid out of pocket.
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