In the unpredictable British weather, we all want to make the best of the sunshine by getting away to a scenic coastal resort to enjoy those few summer days. As the temperature increases, so too does the competition to find a suitable parking spot. Many coastal resorts have narrow streets and limited parking facilities, making it extremely difficult to try and find an adequate parking space. Many car parks charge for the use of their facilities or limit the duration of stays in order to try and make parking at the seaside fairer for tourists.
What happens if I forget about my stay?
It can happen quite easily. Basking in the glorious sunshine, relaxing and de-stressing without a care in the world, when suddenly you realise you’ve exceeded the maximum stay in the car park. If you have left your car unattended or parked in the same spot for longer than allowed period, you could face a hefty fine or worse, have your car clamped or towed away. It’s important to avoid this, as the financial consequences can be costly.
Accident Advice Helpline’s handy hints and tips
Make use of a parking badge that displays the time of arrival in order to avoid your car being inadvertently mistaken as having exceeded the maximum duration. Set an alarm on your phone to remind you that your parking time is about to expire. It may also be a good idea to take a photo of your car as proof in the unlikely event that your car is towed unlawfully.
A word on road traffic accidents
Although it may be difficult to obtain a good parking spot in a coastal resort, it’s important to still drive safely. It’s not a race to be the first to get a good spot. Drive carefully and take your time finding a space. If however, you see another motorist driving erratically in order to get a parking space, report it to the police. It’s important to reduce instances of poor driving on British roads. If you’ve been injured in a car accident within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline today for more information.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice