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Redbridge Council CCTV car spotted parked on double yellow line

This CCTV car wasn't fined for parking illegally on a double yellow line and drop kerb. Picture: Laura Stone/Twitter This CCTV car wasn't fined for parking illegally on a double yellow line and drop kerb. Picture: Laura Stone/Twitter

Thursday, February 27, 2014
1:42 PM

Parking on a double yellow line and across a drop kerb would land most drivers with a hefty fine but this CCTV car was understandably relaxed about being given a ticket.

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It was spotted in Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, earlier this month by Laura Stone.

She said: “I wonder how much money people have been fined and yet he has parked on a double yellow himself blocking an entrance.”

The council has three parking enforcement vehicles, dubbed “spy cars” by critics.

Although police can intervene if one is parked dangerously, they are allowed to park on double yellow lines.

Like ambulances, they are considered “exempted vehicles” under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984.

A Redbridge Council spokesman said: “The council’s parking enforcement contractor uses this concession only when there is no suitable alternative unrestricted location where the vehicle can be parked and civil enforcement officers are reminded of this requirement on a regular basis.”

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