Ladies and gentlemen
I've just started this ePetition having been stung for a parking fine in
Hackey, when I had no idea where the zone signs were, so asked a Community
Support Officer what the zone time limits were.....and got told a load of
It was only then that I discovered that they can fine you if you wait for
any length of time on a single yellow, even if that time is spent, say,
trying to find out where the zone signs are! Quite obviously, councils would
rather that you committed an offence and they collect a fine, than you
didn't offend and their roads remained uncongested.
Anyhow, I want to go back to the good old days when every yellow line had a
sign that said "no waiting - 8am to 6pm" - not too much to ask, is it?
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Re-instate the
requirement for all parking and waiting zones to have
Local authorities have been relieved of the requirement to indicate the
time-limits and other conditions relevant to any specific
restricted-stopping area (e.g. single-yellow line or loading zone) on a sign
located at that zone, being permitted instead to provide only blanket
signage for a controlled parking zone (CPZ), the onus being on the driver to
find where the CPZ signage is.
Drivers unfamiliar to an area are increasingly being fined due to being
unable to find - or in some cases, properly interpret - the CPZ signage.
This petition calls for the re-instatement of specific signage of all
parking, stopping and loading restrictions, the onus being on the local
authority to provide clarity to the driver such that the offences do not
occur, rather than creating confusion and opacity which results in more
offences (i.e. unwanted parking congestion) and fines (i.e. income for the
The cost of the improved signage to be hypothecated from parking fees and
.............And - pass it on to anyone else that you think might feel that
creating an offence by concealing information is unethical.