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A common double-white parking mistake could land you a £300 fine and three points on your license

PARKING next to two white lines can get you not only a fine and score on your license – you could also get a court date.

That’s what a Yorkshire driver discovered when he was fined £344 for making a common parking mistake.

Parking next to a double white line can trigger legal action and score points on your license

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Parking next to a double white line can trigger legal action and score points on your licenseCredit: Alamy

Two white lines in the middle of the road mean there is danger – so you can’t stop or park and should be very careful when passing.

According to Rule 240 of Highway code, if both lines are contiguous, you cannot enter the other line under any circumstances – so no passing is allowed.

Parking or stopping could land you a £100 fine for careless driving – or more if the police decide to take you to court.

Such was the case of a South Yorkshire driver who recently paid a £344 fine and three points on his driver’s license.

The Land Rover driver parked his vehicle on the curb next to a row of double white lines, The Star reports.

South Yorkshire Police said: “We focus on ‘higher level’ offenses where there is a clear risk to road users.

“Don’t park on the two white lines.”

The exceptions to the rule are if you’re dropping someone off or picking up someone.

You are also allowed to stop on a road marked with two white lines if you intend to “load or unload,” the Highway Code adds.

But you cannot leave your vehicle on the road to endanger other drivers, Section 22 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 states.

That means the police can take you to court for poor parking near the double white line – plus a three-point penalty.

So you better stay off the spoiler list this Christmas by keeping an eye on the Highway Code.

We have reviewed Recent and future changes to UK road rules Coming out in 2022.

You can learn more about parking on the yellow double road here.

And this is from the Sun winter driving tips update.

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Caroline Bleakley

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