MotorTorque investigates; "Will double yellow parking be allowed in the future?"

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The government is apparently considering letting motorists park their vehicle on double yellow lines for a short period of time.

Double Yellows

The change in the law is said to help boost business in the high street, as parking in the inner city can be problematic and put people off high street shopping.

Double yellow parking will be allowed for 15 minutes, according to reports, although some argue that it may not be enough time – especially with city shops being usually crowded.

The Local Government Association has opposed these potential changes, saying that double yellow lines “keep people safe and traffic moving”. They also suggest that there are “better ways” to attract people to the high streets.

The AA, however, believes that the yellow line legislation needs to be reviewed. Edmund King, AA president, commented: “Many double lines are there for historical reasons and could be lifted.”

“There is plenty of opportunity to ease back on the signs and lines in many places, giving drivers short-term waiting bays instead so they can stop briefly to buy a paper or loaf of bread.”

It seems like the future of double yellow parking will not be resolved in a matter that pleases all parties.

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