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Do councils enforce parking wholly in a marked bay for cars larger than the bay?


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Hi,

 

I am deliberately posting this question in the local authority parking sub forum as I wish to know how local authorities deal with large cars?

 

The standard size of a car park space in a multistorey car park is 2.4m x 4.8m however I noticed a colleague had been given a speculative invoice because he drives a Jaguar XF which has a length of 4.961m. There is no way this will fit into a car park space even if you risk damaging the vehicle by touching the wall.

 

If he had parked in a local authority multistorey car park would the council be able to issue a PCN for failing to park in a marked bay? and would the fact that the vehicle is 4.961m long be a reasonable defence against a real PCN?

 

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The standard size of a car park space in a multistorey car park is 2.4m x 4.8m however I noticed a colleague had been given a speculative invoice because he drives a Jaguar XF which has a length of 4.961m. There is no way this will fit into a car park space even if you risk damaging the vehicle by touching the wall.

 

I would wager that at a specific velocity or above, a 4.961m car could be persuaded to fit into a 4.8m space, though a broom would be required to sweep up pieces that might stray outside.

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I would wager that at a specific velocity or above, a 4.961m car could be persuaded to fit into a 4.8m space, though a broom would be required to sweep up pieces that might stray outside.

 

Somehow, I don't think the owner would be willing to accept your wager, especially considering that its atleast a £42,000 before you start adding the optional extras. In fact, I believe this was part of his reason for leaving a fairly reasonable 15-20cm between the rear bumper and the carpark wall.

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Parking bays vary in size. If a vehicle won't fit in a given bay, the motorist would have to go and park elsewhere, in a suitable bay. Otherwise, yes a PCN can be issued for not being wholly within it. There's no defence if the vehice is just too big.

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Most multi story car parks have bays specifically for large vehicles.

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