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    Creating your own accessible parking bay

    I seem to be caught out by a lack of wide accessible parking bays.

    If I park up in our village or at a garden centre I need to be able to open my driver's door fully to get out.

    If all accessible bays are taken I have a unique solution . . . create your own!

    These days I park in the middle of two parking bays and have ample room to get in and out - perfect!

    Do you have any tricks up your sleeve on 'creative parking solutions'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighttouch View Post
    I seem to be caught out by a lack of wide accessible parking bays.

    If I park up in our village or at a garden centre I need to be able to open my driver's door fully to get out.

    If all accessible bays are taken I have a unique solution . . . create your own!

    These days I park in the middle of two parking bays and have ample room to get in and out - perfect!

    Do you have any tricks up your sleeve on 'creative parking solutions'.
    A fine idea. Or buy a car with a sunroof and get out that way!

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    I tried that once, parking across two bays whilst displaying my Blue Badge. I received a parking ticket for not parking in the designated bays.

    I did appeal as this particular council car park had no disabled parking bays. I won but doubt this set any precedent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fwipperie View Post
    A fine idea.
    With the emphasis on FINE.

    Some places you will get a ticket just parking touching a line with one tyre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    With the emphasis on FINE.

    Some places you will get a ticket just parking touching a line with one tyre.
    I always make sure I am parked within the bay. Some car parks state if you need to park across 2 bays you need to purchase two tickets.

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    Be careful about parking across the lines. You might get fined for it!

    Some parking lots they put the bays so close together that everyone struggles to open their doors without bumping.

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