How parking your car the wrong way round could land you with a £1,000 fine

It's a little known rule in the Highway Code that could land you with a big fine.

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 9:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th May 2018, 9:56 pm
Why you could be fined for parking the wrong way round

Unless you're in a marked bay, if you're parking your car outside your Sheffield home at night then it must be parked in a certain direction.

-> Bomb disposal team carry out controlled explosion in YorkshireUnder Rule 248 of the Highway Code, your car must be parked in the same direction as the way of the traffic at night.

Traffic wardens are reportedly cracking down on the issue, even though it's a rule not too familiar with many motorists.

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Cars are allowed to park any way round during the day but are eligible for the huge fine when the evening comes.

-> How Yorkshire schools can issue £480 in fines for taking your children on holidayThe reason for this is your car will be illuminated for other motorists by their headlights bouncing off the rear reflectors.

If drivers are not parked the right way round then they will be covered in darkness with other passing drivers unable to see them properly.

If you're caught by wardens parking like this then you could be hit with a hefty fine.

-> Yorkshire Brexiteer quits government to ensure UK does not end up half in, half out of EUDrivers could be forced to pay £1000 for this little-known mistake and this could even rise to £2,500 for goods vehicles or passenger vehicles over eight seats. So make sure you're not caught out by this rule!

It's also against the Highway Code to park facing the wrong direction on a one-way street, as it shows that you must have driven at least part of the way down the street in the wrong direction.