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Parked on the road with flat tyre.

Discussion in 'Motors' started by MikeHiow, 25 Jun 2010.

  1. MikeHiow


    Joined: 26 Oct 2004

    Posts: 7,542

    Location: Isle of Wight

    Just had Highways round taking an interest in my Mondeo which is currently parked on the road with a flat tyre (Waiting for re-ordered locking wheel nut key to turn up), he spent some time parked up looking at it, and then moved - possibly to get pictures?

    Is there anything illegal about being parked on the road with a flat? I suspect someone has reported it as abandoned, as I've had some issues with neighbours down the road complaining about me parking off the road, but to the side of my drive already (which should be mine, but technically belongs to highways).

    Its not a huge issue to stick it on the drive, I just wanted to avoid it until the ST had been collected, as I currently have 4 cars residing at my house!
  2. NathanE


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,022

    Location: London & Singapore

    Did you confront him? Or just a "quick to the internets" moment? :p
  3. Participant


    Joined: 13 May 2003

    Posts: 32,072

    Location: Warwickshire

    As long as it's not on yellow lines or a pavement, I don't see an issue. It also can't be within a certain number of yards of a junction I believe.

    If you hadn't been hiding behind the curtains, you could have found out for certain from the horse's mouth ;).
  4. Paul11


    Joined: 28 Sep 2003

    Posts: 10,171

    Location: London

    afaik, ifs its taxed then its fine
  5. TS7


    Joined: 16 Feb 2010

    Posts: 2,546

    Location: East Mids

    I wouldn't think so. A battered Ford Focus with a flat tyre and the inside completely full of random stuff has been parked up in a side street just outside the university and sixth form college for a few months. There is never any parking around there so it's a prime spot, it's next to the town centre and there's traffic wardens around everyday and nothings happened to it.
  6. MikeHiow


    Joined: 26 Oct 2004

    Posts: 7,542

    Location: Isle of Wight

    Had he got out of his vehicle, I would have.
  7. Shimmyhill


    Joined: 26 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,156

    Location: Norwich

    It's fine as long as it taxed, not on yellows, blocking a dropped curb or causing an obstruction.