A lucky escape for driver

I must admit to being amused at the story of the yellow lines missed because of a parked car and the fuss the guy responsible for the car was making.

In the Highway Code Rule 243: “Do not stop or park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space.”

The car is clearly within 10 metres of the junction and it could be argued is illegally parked according to Rule 242: “You must not leave your vehicle or trailer in a dangerous position or where it causes any unnecessary obstruction of the road.”

The gentleman is question should consider himself lucky the car was not removed. It would have been had I been in charge of painting the lines.

John Hunt

Boundstone Lane

Sompting