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    • thetoothfairy
    • By thetoothfairy 6th Aug 18, 9:25 AM
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    Rules about car covers
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:25 AM
    Rules about car covers 6th Aug 18 at 9:25 AM
    We live in a residential area that requires us to buy a permit to park the car in marked bays on the street.

    For the past few months, a camper van has been parked here with a cover over it, so itís unclear if it has a permit.

    I wouldnít mind except it often is there for weekend on end and the people park it in such a way as to take up two spaces.

    I donít know if it has a permit but it was uncovered on Sunday (no parking permits required on Sundayís) and I couldnít see one.

    The local council in their permit rules say that a permit needs to be displayed at all times. And that a car shouldnít be covered to obscure the permit.

    Yet when I called them, they said that they are not allowed by law to touch a cover on a car, so canít do anything.

    Is that correct?

    Also should a car be required to have its number plate showing when parked on the toad - even if itís in a parking bay on that road?

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    • Herzlos
    • By Herzlos 6th Aug 18, 6:47 PM
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    Your garage wouldn't be a public road and thus the act doesn't apply?
    • Alter ego
    • By Alter ego 6th Aug 18, 6:57 PM
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    Your garage wouldn't be a public road and thus the act doesn't apply?
    Originally posted by Herzlos
    See post 16.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 6th Aug 18, 7:02 PM
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    Your garage wouldn't be a public road and thus the act doesn't apply?
    Originally posted by Herzlos
    It's say the driver is responsible which would suggest on a road, however when it's not been driven the keeper is responsible.

    Given it's an excise offence I would suggest it referees to a road maintainable a public expense but there's too much to read through.
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    • Car 54
    • By Car 54 6th Aug 18, 7:09 PM
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    It's say the driver is responsible which would suggest on a road, however when it's not been driven the keeper is responsible.

    Given it's an excise offence I would suggest it referees to a road maintainable a public expense but there's too much to read through.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....

    This was raised on pepipoo.com fairly recently, and no-one on there could find anything to limit the offence to a road. Absurd, but there we are.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 6th Aug 18, 7:13 PM
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    This was raised on pepipoo.com fairly recently, and no-one on there could find anything to limit the offence to a road. Absurd, but there we are.
    Originally posted by Car 54
    It doesn't surprise me given the number of errors in the road traffic act.
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