The Ultimate Guide to Parking in the UK launched by Which and the BPA

Which? and the British Parking Association have today officially launched the Consumer Guide to Parking at the 17th Parkex International Exhibition.

bpa logo.pngWith over 30 million vehicles on the UK roads, there is increasing pressure on parking space. The new guide has identified the key issues which affect motorists and deals with frequently asked questions; where to park, issues surrounding penalty charge notices and how to appeal a parking ticket.

The Consumer Guide has been produced with the main focus on the motorist to ensure the right information is easy to understand and explains the rules and regulations of parking.

With new parking regulations launched on 31 March 2008, the guide takes the motorist through the changes that have been introduced to ensure fairer parking for all.

Motorists can also find out about British Parking Association initiatives such as the Safer Parking and Approved Operator Schemes, which are there to create safer parking areas, both for the public and their vehicles, ensuring rogue traders are driven out of the market.

Keith Banbury, chief executive of the BPA, comments: "With an ever-increasing number of vehicles on our roads, it is absolutely necessary to have effective parking management in place. There can be confusion about where you can and can't park, and this guide aims to make sure motorists have all the information they need to park in the right places."

Spokesperson for Which?, Natalie Hitchins says: "Parking regulations have long been an issue of concern amongst Which? members and this consumer-friendly guide seeks to empower the motoring public with a clearer understanding of parking laws and the enforcement process.

"On today's increasingly gridlocked roads, it's vital motorists are equipped with the necessary information to park both safely and legally, confident of their rights and available courses of action should a parking ticket be issued."

Parkex International is taking place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex over 23 and 24 April, and will be running under the theme, Raising Standards, which focuses on engaging the consumer and highlights the latest developments in parking over the past year.

To get a copy of the Which? Consumer Guide visit or email
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