eFine, an app that will release on the 30th September, was the brainchild of two siblings after they found their bus route was often delayed by cars parked illegally. The founders say the app is a way for “residents to claim back their streets.”
How does it work?
When you spot a parking infringement, you simply open the app, video for evidence and then eFine takes care of the rest.
“The app lets a user know if they are in a partner council area before they record the infringement,” says Alex Mühlhölzl, Chief Operating Officer. “The data is not accessible by the user and is not stored on the user’s phone, it is sent to us and stored on an Azure system, meaning only the council associated with the infringement notice can see the video and decide if a fine should be issued. We don’t even see it.”
With this, you will also get a 25% share of the infringement notice when paid as an incentive and thank you for doing a parking officers job. eFine themselves also keep a 25% share to cover costs.
Who’s going to use it?
“Those that have a disability and get impacted by people parking on the footpath, those pushing buggies or elderly on scooters who have to go into traffic to get around the illegally parked vehicle,” says Alex.
“There is also the issue that some electric vehicles cannot charge because a combustion vehicle has parked in the charge point parking space. With councils investing millions in electric vehicle infrastructure, these charge points generate revenue that offsets this capital cost so every vehicle using it to charge matters.”
How can our councils benefit from it?
Other benefits include better traffic management and identifying risky spots sooner. Councils will also be able to ensure that parking wardens are implementing and inspecting reports from the general public as well as optimising the use of technology, something which some councils lack.
“It addresses the need for better management of traffic flow, vehicle and pedestrian, without the huge costs that are incurred by councils having to hire enforcement staff or outsource the service,” says Alex.
“We have a focus on traffic flow management, cars and pedestrians, and also pedestrian safety, and as such we are looking to prepare a template for councils that are looking to introduce pedestrian zones around schools without the financial burden of installing CCTV networks.” says Alex. “We are also looking to support councils who are looking at the initiative of fining households for leaving rubbish or bins out for days or weeks. This rubbish is often scavenged by animals and creates an environmental problem and bins on the footpaths create pedestrian traffic issues for the disabled and those pushing buggies or trolleys and those on scooters.”
Asking other pedestrians to report and send in images is something that has been trialled before with dashcam footage to some success but creating a CCTV network on mobile phones is a new suggestion and one that poses some questions.
A huge part of GDPR is providing users the tools to control their data, how it is collected and how it is stored.
In all areas where CCTV is filmed or parking wardens operate, a notice is displayed or residents are informed where this is in use through promotional information on websites etc.
However, with this app, no user of a car is going to know that they have been filmed and sent in, which contravenes GDPR. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the long term.
Would definitely get this app. Sick of having to walk in the road because of selfish drivers using footways for car parks!
Bizarrely that’s not yet against the law unless it’s in London. The law needs to change and may be about to.
I think you’ll find it is Law that you cannot block a pavement. If there are no yellow lines / parking restrictions, then you still must allow enough room for pedestrians, prams & wheelchairs etc. This applies to the whole of the United Kingdom.
At the moment, it is only illegal for lorries to stop on pavements outside of the capital, although drivers who park their car in a dangerous position, or cause an unnecessary obstruction to other road users, can still be fined.
I think you are wrong
Even police must abide by the law unless an Emergency
So why do so many police park on double yellows when getting lunch, out side police stations when they can park in the stations car park, to use an ATM machine,etc?
Around our police station the parking laws were ignored until complaints from Joe public then parking was altered to a set area for police vehicles and a small area for police operation vehicles. But while doing that yellow lines appeared and covered far more area than it used to do making parking difficult for all.
Moral if you complain you may get what you wanted at the same time as getting what you don’t want
Aha ! That reliable old chestnut – unintended consequences again !
Well said I agree most heartedly
So they are ready to respond quickly when you phone 999 and need them in a hurry. Eventhough they may have just grab the first bite of food all shift, they will still throw it down to respond if you or the person you love the most needs them.
Saw a video on FB last night on Emergency humor, I think the site is called, slob in the states saw a cop car parked on Red curb, went in to coffee shop complained thinking he was the big man, got to area where a had left his bike…… Stolen you have find great!
Which law? Parking on a pavement is NOT illegal at the moment. See campaign to make it so by living streets: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/ban-pavement-parking-in-england
Parking on the pavement is not illegal, however driving on the pavement is a serious offence. But you need to prove who drove the car there to park it.
I’ve seen police speed camera vans parked entirely on pavements, blocking pedestrian access.
a policeman once told me it’s not illegal to park on the pavement. although you’d think it would. apparently its not illegal to block someones drive either (in scotland anyway) unless the car is in the drive and wants out but if they block it and you want in, its tough luck.
I thought it was illegal to park opposite a dropped kerb i.e. across a driveway if not it is very bad manners blocking someone in or wanting to get into their driveway.
I’ll be so glad when this app comes out. We have double yellow line in front of our drive but cars and delivery drivers are always parking in front of the drive. Gonna make a
Lot of money out of this app
Hi you can unload or load on a double yellow for delivery
You are not allowed to park on a double yellow
It is only illegal to block a vehicles access to the public, not from it. So if there is a vehicle on the drive, don’t park there, but if there isn’t (as long as it’s not in a garage on the drive), it’s not illegal, but it is extremely bad mannered, unless you’ve got the owner’s permission.
My soapbox – the loss of manners….
UK law is crazy and much of it needs to be revamped. It is not illegal for someone to actually park their car on your drive and worse still you can get in trouble if you try to remove it. Much the same as some property laws. If your kids ball lands in next doors garden they don’t have to give it back but they can’t keep it destroy or give it away. Who wrote all these crazy laws.
Yes you are correct,if you can’t get in your drive,you cannot do anything,unless you have a white h bar on the road,then you could call a traffic officer,it is an offence to park over a h bar.
It is not an offence to park on an H bar. H bars are advisory and it is not illegal to park on them unless they are outside of a government establishment.
It is illegal to drive anywhere other than on the road. It is also an offence to block a pavement, or over a driveway which has got a drop down kerb.. Parking during the hours of darkness also has its regulations. The near side of the vehicle must be parked closest to the kerb. Vehicles over 30 cwt must display lights at all times on a roadway, and, all vehicles must park outwith 15 yards from a junction. Most of these regulations are ignored due to a lack of Police on the beat and the general ignorance of drivers ,who have never read the Highway c
Much of what you say is only partially correct. The Highway Code on parking: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/waiting-and-parking-238-to-252. The 30cwt limit you quote seems odd (even if it were 1.5t) it doesn’t get mentioned in the Code; anyway all but the smallest cars weigh well over that amount. https://mechanicbase.com/cars/car-weight/
Highway Code isn’t the law.
If the Highway code says it’s a rule – Then it IS law !
No highway code it a rule not Law
Make the Highway Code compulsory. Solves the problem
At last someone who knows what they are talking about ,and has read a Highway Code more than once in there lives I’m guessing you are probably a driving instructor and work with it every day as the rest of the driving fraternity seem to think that once they have passed there test that little book and the law / suggestions it contains no longer apply to them and they can just do whatever they like with absolutely no consequences .why are people so selfish and inconsiderate.?
From : a ex driving instructor now disabled and in a wheelchair
I’d have no hesitation dragging away anyone blocking my drive. Sick of these ignoramus b_________s.
It was once said, that parking across my drive was like lighting the blue fuse paper …..
I believe its illegal to block someone’s drive if they have a dropped kerb.
Yes it is illegal (I live in Glasgow)driveway is used for my sister who is a double amputee and uses a powered wheelchair (no car) 2 ignorant neighbours have just found out it’s costly to block my drive or park within the dropped kerb .police also warned them its called Obstruction to block someone in or out there drive and can carry a fine of £90 .
Parking on pavements where there is no yellow line is a Police matter as it is a criminal offence. Don’t Imagine this app will start dealing with criminal law.
Sorry it is not a criminal offence, it is not illegal to park on the pavement and in the 3 cities in England where it is it is by local bye laws and is a civil offence
unfortunately their are not enough police to monitor burglaries, serious crime let alone illegal parking, that’s way down the list of priorities
No, they dont
Yellow line restrictions include the pavement not just the road !
Except for 3 cities in England, London, Manchester and Birmingham, it is not illegal to park on the pavement. In fact even in these cities, there are only local bye-laws which control this. There are no National laws
It’s only an advisory that you shouldn’t park on the pavement.
There’s an interesting article on this subject from the RAC on the web, it highlights the grey areas in the law and the distinction between “must not” and “should not” in the highway code. Unfortunately, outside London the highway code only states that you “should not”.
The law needs tightening for sure.
I can’t post a link to the article here but you can find it on Google if you search ” is it illegal to park on the pavement”
Linked to the Highway code but not law explicitly except for London so the police intervene not although they should, passing it off as a Community issue and the local Council have not the manpower and maybe not the mandate.
No. He’s right. The legislation only covers London at present. Highway code only advised not to do it elsewhere. Welsh Government has set up a project group to discuss ways to tackle it in Wales.
It is “law” in London but not outside of London.
Highway Code rule 244 has stated that drivers “MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it.” and the important wording here is “must” and “should”.
In London there is legislation behind the rule but outside of London it is just advisory and there is no legislation to back it up. However, Rule 242 states “You MUST NOT leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position or where it causes any unnecessary obstruction of the road.”, again this is “must”, so is backed by legislation, so if it seen by police and deemed to be dangerous or causing an obstruction you could get a penalty notice.
There is as yet no well publicised definition of sufficient space, and even Building regs for disabled access and SCOPE recommendations vary a little. However, You should be safe with a clear space of 3 feet (approx 900mm). I would like to see this incorporated into the Highway Code.
Therein lies the problem. Drivers park on pavement leaving “a space” but nine times out of ten it is just enough for a body to go through, sometimes sideways, often not enough if you are carrying shopping – a definitely not wide enough for wheelchairs. The campaign is on to make pavement parking illegal: https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/call-for-minister-to-stop-stalling-on-pavement-parking
and also see (and take part) https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/ban-pavement-parking-in-england
Hey you are correct why does someone think it’s only London?
Hi there,I have a large car parked right outside our front door,front of car over the pavement by about 10,12 inch blocking half the pavement,have z disability and very bad health issues,near fallen 3 times against it if I was in a chair would not get in front door 2 other bays he could use but dose not whats your views please thanks anybody.
Well not entirely true. Outside London it may not be illegal to park on the pavement but it is illegal to drive on it. So unless the vehicle in question was dropped there by crane, how could it get there except by driving illegally. Unfortunately there is no enforcement of this. But there could be…
Has been an offence since before 1960…….see the Construction & Use Regulations. Footpath parking were bread & butter offences in the 60’s when I was a young constable in Darlington.
I wish we had had digital cameras in those days, as we had to draw an A4 size sketch plan for the Magistrates. We’d have reported many more with a camera.
Read the Highway Code, it has always been the Law that you do not park on the Pavement unless the local council has brought in a local bye law, giving permission to park on the pavement.
@ Michael: The Highway Code is NOT law! I hear this nonsense so many times! Only a portion of it is law and that is clearly stated if you read it correctly. They use the word “MUST” and then quote the specific law involved, otherwise it is NOT law!
These are the facts (not my view, perception or incorrect interpretation)…
Parking on the pavement is only illegal in London. FULL STOP (Unless there is a local Council Bye Law PREVENTING it which is the opposite to what you said).
Driving on the pavement is illegal in the whole of the UK – some say that you have to drive onto the pavement to be able to park onto it – this is true but not typically enforced.
Obstructing users of the pavement is illegal. FULL STOP.
However, though the Highway Code is not law in itself, a Police office can use it in court against you to add strength to support their case and another law.
For example, the code says not to park within 10 meters of a junction but it is NOT illegal and you can not be done for doing so. But an officer can claim that you are causing an obstruction (which is illegal) and/or blocking visibility and endangering other drivers as they turn the corner (which is illegal) by not following the code, so the code strengthens the case.
Please everyone stop guessing or badly interpreting as this does not serve anyone.
That’s great. Now can you explain Brexit please. 🙂
Thanks Dazzie boy for that well worded post.Can I simply say that as a disabled person & car is parked on the pavement obstructing a reasonable passing area for me(as happens on too many occasions)That they are breaking the law & would be correct in using this app.Many thanks
It’s the other way round. It is only not allowed were councils have enacted bye-laws
This is what the police say about your comments. If not specifically prohibited, parking a vehicle on the pavement could lead to an offence of obstruction being committed – this could result in a fixed penalty notice being issued to offending vehicle/s. … Therefore, it is still against the law to park on the pavement/verge by the side of yellow lines. It is going through parliament at the moment to make it law throughout England.
and The chances of that happening are?
It is illegal in SCOTLAND
Reading the other comments, it just shows how out of touch people are. [read the Highway Code]. The law is straight-forward as I have just mentioned….. Con. & Use Regs …….. block a footpath a little, is sufficient for prosecution, eg. front bumper overhanging the kerb, one wheel on the kerb/path.
A fortune can be made if the police walked the beat as I did in my early days [60’s], with the Sergeant or Inspector breathing down your neck. Pity those days are over. Only severe punishment will prevent offending……how many cross, or straddle, double white lines with solid line on their side to overtake a cyclist?? Solid line should be treated as a brick wall!!
[My Chief Examiner of traffic police driving hat on – retired]
I thought you were allowed to cross a solid white line when overtaking said cyclist doing less than 15mph- in the Highway Code
You’re right. Although I was under the impression that it’s 12mph.
Any vehicle travelling at 10 mph or less not just cyclists.
Highway Code rule 129 allows you to: “cross the line if necessary, provided the road is clear, to pass a stationary vehicle, or overtake a pedal cycle, horse or road maintenance vehicle, if they are travelling at 10mph (16km/h) or less.”
Outside of our village we have double white lines, sharp bends and oncoming traffic is often hidden. This does not stop people straddling the lines to get past any “slower” traffic, going round the sharp bends on the wrong side, and generally overtaking when vehicles coming the other way, totallt ignorkng the lines! Also we have a police officer living opposite, has no dropped kerb but drives over and blocks the pavement. While workmen at his house, both vans parked completely on pavement, blocking it for a disabled man from using the pavement. Are police exempt!!! Today a van was parked over pavement, into main road ,rear was in road we had to walk in the road to get past! Could make a fortune on this app. Brought this up with Parish Council, they thought it hilarious and not a problem.
Regarding parking on the footpath, (unless in London) your comments are nonsense! Read my comment above.
Perhaps you need to reread the Highway Code, which for the majority of time is just a code not legally enforceable. Unless there are signs specifically stating not to park on the footpath or verge it is not illegal to do so
Parking on the pavement should not be outlawed – existing regulations should be observed and enforced, so it’s illegal on a double yellow line, otherwise it is only an offence if the pavement is obstructed. Leave enough width for buggies and pedestrians and there is no problem. Going further than that would be using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
Where I work, everyone parks with two wheels on the pavement. There’s plenty of room to get by, but if we didn’t then large vehicles couldn’t get down the road. For the record, there is nowhere else to park, so we have to do that.
They are pavement and pavements for a reason! And you are so very wrong, I’d hate to think somethings you are a driver – if you learn your code and know the laws!
it’s simply a moronic view, like yours, from arrogant drivers who think they’re better then everyones else, and are above the law,
iits ridiculous in the way you think!
Pavements are for the pedestrian’s right of way – and that’s it!
What about cars travelling the wrong way down a one way street?
Moving traffic offence. Depends whether it has gone from the police to local council enforcement (like parking, that was essentially decriminalised from offence to contravention) and varies from place to place, but it would remain an offence I think.
What about them? Let the police deal with them. There are enough CCTV cameras around to capture such actions, and such events are usually accidental rather than deliberate..
You are joking about this so-called tech aren’t you? Are we turning into a Police state? This app is appalling and should be banned before it is launched.
If you don’t park illegally, then you shouldn’t have a problem should you?
What about photo shopping?
Not how the app works from the sounds of it. You film something directly through the app and footage isn’t stored on your phone so no opportunity to doctor it…
just take a trolley jack out with you, make loads of money….
What if you “film” a pre-doctored film played back from another phone? You can appear to be in the right place/time with a photoshopped car in an illegally parked position superimposed.
I always take my own photos. Never buy them from anywhere else. (Is that what you meant?)
Oh dear, it clearly states video footage used for this App !
Wheel clampers 10 years ago unregulated!
It’s not always clean cut as to whether you have parked illegally sometimes. The council seem to make rules up as they go along where I live.
First of all, I agree with the sentiment of your view. For example, I wish there was a way of preventing people from dropping litter. I once blocked a yellow studded kerb, which is intended for less able-bodiied and partially sighted or blind people to use, and was cross that I had a fine to pay – I didn’t realise at the time that I could be fined as a yellow was not present. I received further education that day when I saw a disabled person in a mobility scooter and it dawned on me that I had potentially prevented someone from making progress on their journey by my selfish action., committed in ignorance. I wouldn’t call either littering or illegal parking a crime per se, but both actions are anti-social, and persistent offenders, like criminals can be the bane of our lives. I have just tried to find a difference between a criminal offence and a civil offence – it is not easy to find a difference from the point of view of the offence committed!
I would like to reiterate that I agree with your opinion and therein lies my dilemma. I feel an aversion to towards those committing crimes, worse “crimes” than those who drop litter or commit traffic violations because they will drag us into a state where our every action is monitored and processed. It already happens to the Uyghurs (https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/adam-schiff-on-chinas-oppression-of-uyghur-muslim-minority/vi-AABOcMc) – you can cut and paste this link to see how they are treated. “Oh that could never happen here, but then again it might” (The Invisible Man by Elvis Costello).
Do I like this app? Yes but beware the law of unintended consequences!
Did you see this? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3138744/NEVER-park-disabled-bay-Brazil-Crowd-cheer-inconsiderate-driver-returns-entire-car-covered-blue-badge-symbol.html
If you obey the rules of the highway and park properly you shouldn’t feel that way about this app.
That is the argument for the police state in a nutshell. If you obey the law, you should have nothing to fear.
I spent weeks fighting Bromley Council, who tried, quite incorrectly, to fine me for loading/ unloading on double yellow lines.
They gave up, in the end, but never admitted they were wrong. They got ever more threatening, on a weekly basis, and the whole situation was extremely unpleasant and stressful for me and for Mrs me.
For the record, I’ve not been back to Bromley since, and have no intention of going there, precisely because of this appalling action.
Anyone who believes being in the right will necessarily be reflected in dispute outcomes has clearly never been involved in one.
So, you’re the evil idiot nuisance parker we all love to hate almost as much as Jeremy Corbyn.
Is this this the only phrase you have got on this discussion and why are you calling people evil. It a parking issue not a murder. Also if there were proper and cheaper parking facilities instead of trying to make a quick buck and more revenue to spend on other useless council infrastructure ideas etc. People would use the parking.
actually, some illegally parked cars on street corners make it difficult, sometimes impossible for ambulances and other emergency services to navigate around these streets. Someone could die quite easily?
Reminds me of a similar situation that happened close to where I live.A fire engine was called to a house fire close to where a ”lady” had parked in the most inconveinient situation on a quite narrow road,consequently the fire engine couldn’t pass without damaging the parked car – it knocked off the car’s wing mirror.The lady then wrote to the fire service HQ complaining about the damage to her car and demanding that the fire service pay for the repaires and asking for compensation.What she forgot to mention was that when she got home,she was horrified to find that it was her house that the fire engine was rushing to.I heard that there wasn’t a great deal of her house left !!
I recall a most glorious and fond memory of a whole stream of fire engines smashing the heck out of an illegally positioned car that was obstructing them on a blue-light emergency response. One after another, they ploughed into the front or rear of the car, as it was spun around on Woolwich main road. The fire engines showed exactly what should be done.
My 100% support.
We have free car park that nobody uses as they have to walk across the road, far eaiser to park on the crossing
And Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, Nichola Sturgeon et al
What a pathetic response from Saddened and Disgusted. If you are parked illegally you should suffer the consequences. Bring it on. I already send dash cam footage to the police 👮♀️
If you are not guilty of motoring offences then don’t fret about itr
I couldn’t agree more. What about the safety of the person taking the video? Aren’t there enough stabbing sin the Uk already??
Try having to use a mobility scooter or wheelchair to get around; you would soon see that in some cases a so-called police state is very much required.
Obviously one idiot who parks on the pavement. It’s a great idea and I will definitely use it
Totally with you here. It is disgusting.
I agree. This wreaks of vigilantism and Bounty Hunting. The Police and authorised Agencies are the ones to enforce the law, not members of the public who have a grudge or a gripe and take it on themselves to become vigilantes.
AND, what happens to privacy protection for those falsely accused of breaking some petty parking regulation.
We’re not in the Wild West now with lynch law and bounty hunters. If an offence is committed, by all means advise the police so that THEY do the proper investigation and decide the appropriate action to take.
No. The police are paid to do the job which legally all citizens are required to do but in practice leave it to the trained professionals. Common Law.
How will anyone know if a car has been parked on yellow lines for 1 minute, which is acceptable, or 30 minutes. Parking enforcement can only issue a ticket after 4 minutes where i live
Sorry? Parking on yellow lines for ANY period of time is not acceptable, they are not a time period relevant instruction unless there are official notices alongside that give such a qualification.
A 4 minute allowance is totally unofficial at best – or most likely a fabrication
Sorry – but parking on single yellow line (where no curb yellow bar) is legal for loading / unloading. Same with a double yellow line.
And that is why the app is required, ignorance posing as fact. It is absolutely not the same for a double yellow.
From the highway code:
You may stop to load or unload (unless there are also loading restrictions as described below) or while passengers board or alight. (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/road-markings)
So, you could stop on a double yellow as Timothy said.
Join the But not parking on the sidewalk or off the roadway.
In Scotland, you cannot park on a double yellow line at any time.
You can with a blue badge
From askthe police.co.uk: Unless you have a disabled parking permit (see related question for full details of disabled parking scheme) you are not permitted to park on double yellow lines at any time, the restrictions apply 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. There are a very few exceptions to this and there will be signs to indicate times/dates where it may be permitted.
You could face a fine if you park illegally or you could even have your car towed away.
The enforcement officer in our village said 10 minutes was allowed
Blue badge holders are allowed to park on single yellow lines for up to 2 hours, so a time allowance is relevant in some cases.
You can park on yellow lines if you have a “blue badge” providing there are no yellow lines on the edge of the curb
Sad that you know that!
Are you saying it is sad to be Disabled, I find that comment offensive
A fair amount of “disabled” are just claiming to get free car and money. They’re not disabled enough to stop them carrying bags of shopping or climbing up into there nice big SUV.
The car is not free as their DLA/PIP is used to lease the said motability car ?.
To Amin, shipsteve’s post is a disabilities hate post.
Yet another person who thinks it ok to discriminate against anybody with a disability, hopefully, you never become disabled mate, and just so you understand we do not get a free Car our Motability part of the PIP Entitelemnt payment pay for the car, we also pay a NON REFUNDABLE Deposit, when we hand the car back at the end of 3 years, and NOT ALL Disabilities are VISIBLE such as cancer. SO SHIPSTEVE you feel good about your comments now
If you are Disabled you Do Not get a care & money, you have to forgo your money to pay for the car, it isn’t Free.
Highway Code rule238
…………Double yellow lines indicate a prohibition of waiting at any time ……
No ifs no buts and no exceptions
Except for Disabled Drivers showing a Blue Badge
not if it a obstruction for other cars
Except if you are going into McDonalds AND you are a police officer
Disabled drivers are allowed to park on double yellow lines for up to 3 hours providing they are not causing an obstruction it says so on my blue badge
Didnt think this was to do with vehicles on the road but cars making it difficult to use the pavement or parked in disabled or parent and baby spaces when they have neither disability or very young children
Brilliant idea. As a mobility scooter user every day is a challenge x
yes i would. This presumably only applies to public highways and not car parks? I think if they introduce even more disabled spaces where now so many are empty when trying to find parking , people will get tired of it and park anywhere they can regardless.
If the government didn’t issue so many blue badges to every council scumbag who complains of a “bad back” then disabled spaces wouldn’t be in such high demand
Yeessss…. have you actually *tried* to get hold of a Blue Badge? They’re as easy to get hold of as Rocking Horse sh*t .
your are a idiot
its not that easy to obtain a blue badge
unless you are using some one else badge
Roy Birch, read your comment again and then rethink who is the idiot.
Interesting take … do you know how hard it is to obtain a blue badge? I have arthritis in my left knee, both feet and have had 1 operation on the right and 3 on the left, neither of which have had much impact, but apparently I’m not eligible. So being in pain and unable to walk far doesn’t qualify! However, as blue badge holders can park on double yellows, provided that they don’t block traffic, for a limited time I do agree with Janet’s comment about proliferation of blue badge spaces.
That is because being fat is now classed as being a disability
you are saying that everyone with a bad back is disabled. I find that comment extremely offensive. I have been disabled for 30 years and without my blue badge and motability car I would be virtually house bound. this is the sort of attitude that we disable folk have to deal with on a daily basis. you are disgusting.
Well spoken, Gwyn !
We appear to have some scumbag Trolls on this forum.
You try getting a blue badge without having to go climb through hoops! Ageing population and increasing so it’s not rocket science we need more spaces. That may be you someday, so have a word with yourself.
Like this isn’t going to be abused. TBF though the “notice” will be totally unenforceable so you can just easily ignore the notices
They come from the council, so how are they ignorable?
It’s ignorable because it’s unenforceable as the council can’t issue tickets on pictures or short videos alone. It is not illegal to stop on a single or double yellow line in certain circumstances and context cannot be determined from a 10 second video, let alone a still picture. The driver can claim they were loading which is legal for up to 4 minutes (at least)
Apart from with a blue badge or under the direction of a police officer I don’t know any time when it is legal to stop on a double yellow line. Double yellow equals no stopping, waiting, loading or unloading.
Malvin that is wrong. Double yellow allows loading and unloading. To proscribe that too you also need the extra stripes.
Correct, only double red means stopping, waiting, loading or unloading, see this page:
Yes l would as l am a disabled driver myself and have had issues when parking.
I think it will be a pain for all the lazy people who won’t use a car park or be bothered to walk 5-10 mins. I’ll be downloading the app. Great idea.
please don’t class the disabled as being lazy
Stupid idea. If a council decides parking is not allowed they should “police” it and get all the revenue. Encouraging people to make money by “telling tales” is a horrible concept.
Telling tales? It’s reporting people who have breached parking laws.
So, you’re the evil idiot nuisance parker we all love to hate almost as much as Jeremy Corbyn.
You just learned how to Copy and paste pal?
City of New York gives you a $1000 if you photo / record and report idling engines. This is no different. Great idea!
My mother would have been a godsend.
had a w space outside her house which able drivers constantly parked in. The council took back policing these spaces from the police, but the council officers only worked 9 till 5. There was no policing overnight or weekend. This app would have been a godsend.
Yes I would download the App. As a new parent I experience many examples of poor parking, forcing me to push my child’s pram into the road. I have recently had a vehicle park across my drive preventing me from being able to go anywhere.
Additionally how would it work in Parent and child spaces in Supermarkets.? The supermarkets do not get involved.
A problem which often arises nowadays is that cars in general are a lot bigger than years ago but parking spaces remain their original size. Supermarkets (other companies / businesses also apply) will not make changes due to cost / inconvenience whilst work takes place but their main reason is they simply want to cram as many customers into their premises as possible.
Wrt disabled or blue badge drivers clarity would need to be made as to what they ARE or ARE NOT allowed to do with their vehicle.
What would be the situation if there is a parking infringement and the driver is in the vehicle? I regularly see a taxi driver parked FULLY on the pavement whilst asleep.
Many questions need to be answered
can we video parents using parent and child spaces without a child and get them fined too? And blue badge abusers maybe?
and what’s to stop a traffic warden using it for a bit on the side
and what’s to stop a traffic warden from using it to make a bit of extra cash on the side
sounds good to me
Quite disgusting. do they also issue users with SS badges?
I can tell you’re someone who parks illegally all the time.
So, you’re the evil idiot nuisance parker we all love to hate almost as much as Jeremy Corbyn.
I like the idea as loads of twats out there who don’t care about anyone but themselves. The worse lot are the dodgy blue badge holders….. they pay £50-100 to get a fake one and park anywhere…. Yes i’m jealousy i don’t have one… but then again i don’t deserve a real one and i’m not buying a fake one…
Now the arrogant mothers who insists on parking outside school in her big 4×4 will be chastised and fined
Especially the ignorant people that park, or just stop to drop off in the ‘keep clear’ zone which is there for a reason. To keep everyone’s child safe.
Too right my parents are always being blocked in their own driveway and they paid to have a white line on the road across the drive and still these mothers with 4×4’s park over the white line so my parents can’t get out or into their driveway – complain to the school and they just don’t give a sh1t, I remember when they had a school fete & I was stuck in the driveway so ended up having the registration read out 3x asking for it to be moved and it wasn’t until I took the mic off the compare and said if you don’t move your f-ing car now I will drive into it and leave it in the middle of the road after I’ve smashed all your lights in with my baseball bat you ignorant tw@t!! Funnily enough they came and moved it – didn’t apologise though, made out it was a huge imposition to them – the fact I’d not been able to leave for 2hours – the police weren’t interested when I’d phoned them!!
Brilliant idea I will deffo be using it
So if a driver stops due to an emergency within the vehicle or vehicle fault and is photographed are they guilty until proved innocent and what mention of defence procedures has been stated before we all go and download this app to line the pockets of the company who will financially gain from this?
That’s exactly what hazard lights are for. Plus the vehicle will not be left unattended.
There is an appeals process to use under those circumstances, if you can prove that there was a valid reason, such as a breakdown, the ticket will be cancelled.
Would love to download this app, to many lazy parkers who clutter up the kerbside leaving little or no space for wheelchairs , pushchairs/prams or pedestrians to pass safely……
You mean “too many” !?!
Really useful nit picking, language police at work.
Too=also so Joanne is correct you numpty..
to a higher degree than is desirable, permissible, or possible; excessively.
“he was driving too fast”
synonyms: excessively, overly, over, unduly, immoderately, inordinately, unreasonably, ridiculously, to too great an extent/degree, extremely, very; informaltoo-too
“invasion would be too risky”
in addition; also.
“is he coming too?”
synonyms: also, as well, in addition, additionally, into the bargain, besides, furthermore,
Excellent, can’t wait!
Personally im not a fan of doing a traffic wardens job and snitching on others but just the other day i passed 2 cars bith parked on double yellow lines. And what irked me more was that they were bith really expensive 4x4s. Seem to think they own the road.
They are allowed to – it’s in page 5 of their owners manual !!
That goes for Audi, BMW and Mercedes drivers Morons who think they own the road
Fantastic idea. Those that park correctly can finally act on irresponsible car drivers.
Brilliant idea. I used to work for a local council and one of my responsibilities was to improve access for disabled people. Every time I questioned people without a blue badge parked in a disabled parking space outside the council tax offices, I got the same response: ‘It’s only for a few minutes.’ All those ‘few minutes’ often added up to a whole day. Some people are just selfish and lazy.
In America you can be fined up to $800 for parking in a disable bay, why not here
We would need wardens or CCTV (with people to man them) here in order to catch those who who do not have blue badges useing disabled bays .
great idea ,,
walking from where i live to the local town center, about 2miles, i counted over and took pic’s of over 50 cars parking in the wrong place,
no blue badge’s on double yellow’s and the wrost of all on the crossing ,,, can’t wait i’m going to make so much cash from this app,,,
and yes i dont care about those who dont like it,, just like they don’t care where they park…,
tough don’t park in the wrong place
Great idea, bring it on!
This app is going to make will make millions for local councils if they put it towards caring for the community OK but on the other hand it is spying on your nabour
C**ts around the country downloading the app as we speak!!
and i guess you are one of the c**ts that park where like
Can’t download before the end of the month, if you read what it said in the article, dopey.
There is one writing that comment
Great idea. We have cars abandoned in our street frequently, impacting on the already stretched parking areas and causing issues for pedestrians. This will be a very useful tool for contacting the right people to get the vehicles moved and may be a deterrent going forward.
We have plenty of cars on our stretch of road that got No tax, MOT or SORN off the road but our on public road taking up room. It’s sometimes hard to park in front of your own house because of theses idiots. And some park in DISABLED bays that are NOT even disabled. So I totally agree, but. It sure if this will work. As you can report untaxed etc through them which I have down many times but nothing happens .
I think it is a great idea! I would use it and that is not for the money but to get some of these lazy and very inconsiderate owners of vehicles off the yellow lines and allow emergency vehicles through!
I would download the app
Sounds like a great idea and I will be glad to download the app and use it I think it will work really well.
like the app
Yes I will use it, I am elderly and disabled and am fed up with non badge holders using the spaces, which are at a premium in Witney these days. I am also fed up with not being able to manoeuvre on footpaths due to either bad parking or overgrown gardens impeding on the pavement. What a wonderful idea and I will be ready to download as soon as its available. It hopefully will teach these selfish people, by hitting them in their pocket!
Fantastic idea , I live next to a high school and it is horrendous , the cycle path and double yellows are constantly ignored , can’t wait to use the app !!
I think this is not before its time. Our local Council struggles with the proliferation of consistent illegal parking offences.
The Idea has some merit but I would feel a lot easier about it if the person taking the photo got NO money for doing it and only got the feeling of satisfaction for doing their civic duty.
Yes. We shouldn’t be rewarded for doing our civic duty. Those who don’t like the idea are not prepared, I suspect, to pay more local taxes to improve street policing!
Yes I would download it and use it, in Luton the parking is bad
Absolutely brilliant idea – hope it works and stops the bloody footpath blockers!
Dont you get the feeling, it’s a case of getting the slaves to tell on the other slaves. It worries me how far will people go with this, and more like this to come. Just look at how much harassment parking wordens get. Now think what you or I would get if we are caught by the owner. If you do take this up please be very careful.
It could be very dangerous if an irate driver finds you videoing his / her illegally parked vehicle.
Definately a great idea
It’s about time councils took this seriously, between them and the police saying it’s the others responsibility to control traffic and stop bad parking where pedestrians have to walk on the road as vehicles block pavements
What about parking on pavements, I understand it is/was illegal in London, but ok everywhere else?