Definitions, penalties… find out all you need to know about the different types of parking that are objectionable by law.
Very often, it is difficult to find a place near where you want to go. And although we have the best will in the world, we have had our eyes on a space of parking which wasn’t really one. ” After all, it’s only for a few short minutes », We have already said. Don’t lie, it’s happened to us all at least once. But as you surely know, parking, especially in town, is governed by very strict rules, and therefore it is not possible to do just anything. But did you know that the penalty varies depending on the type of offense? Because all prohibited parking is not the same, on the contrary, and the Traffic Laws provides no less than four distinct categories: troublesome, very troublesome, dangerous and abusive. Don’t panic, Auto-Moto explains all the differences and subtleties to you.
Any parking of a double-lane vehicle in a space reserved for public transport or taxis stops, in front of a building entrance or on an emergency lane is considered inconvenient. As a reminder, the latter can in fact only be used in the event of absolute necessity, ie in the event of a breakdown or accident. Any movement or unjustified stop is then punishable by a 4th class fine, either € 135 fine, reduced to 90 €, accompanied by a withdrawal of three points on the driving license. On the other hand, the fine for inconvenient parking outside this particular case is less severe, since the driver is exposed to a penalty of only 35 €.
Very inconvenient parking
While the fine for inconvenient parking is relatively unsuccessful, although it may be accompanied by impoundment of the vehicle if the driver is absent, the penalty for a very inconvenient parking hurts the wallet a little more. In fact, you risk being fined € 135 if you are in one of the following cases: parking in a place reserved for disabled people, in a place reserved for cash carriers, on a cycle path or on a sidewalk, unless you are traveling on two-wheelers.
The improper parking is easier to differentiate. And for good reason, this characterizes any vehicle that has been parked for more than seven days in the same place, or even less depending on municipal regulations. Very often, the police apply a trace on the tire and the sidewalk, in order to check that the car or the two-wheeler has remained motionless for several days in a row, before sending the sanction. , and possibly the impoundment. The fine provided for this type of offense is 35 €.
As its name suggests, hazardous parking characterizes all locations that could compromise the safety of other motorists. Among them are intersections, bridges, hill tops, level crossings and all places where visibility is poor. You will then incur a fixed fine of 135 € if you are in any of these situations.
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