A driver is threatening to sue his local council after they slapped him with more than £400 in fines because he deliberately parked on faded double yellow lines for five years.
David Lamprell, 39, claims he has been taking advantage of a legal loophole by squeezing his car into a 'gap' in the yellow lines opposite his home in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
However, he has been inundated with tickets and recieved six £70 notices in just three months alone.
Photos taken by traffic wardens show his Ford Fiesta parked on a small patch where two double yellow lines have faded.
The mechanical engineer claims the parking restrictions are invalid because the weathered lines have been 'broken'.
According to UK law, drivers can appeal tickets if markings cannot be clealy observed.
David Lamprell believes he's been taking advantage of a legal loophole to squeeze his car into a 'gap' in the markings opposite his Southend-on-Sea, Essex, home
The mechanical engineer claims that the parking restrictions are invalid because the weathered markings have been 'broken'
However, he has been inundated with tickets and was slapped with six £70 notices in just three months
After his latest fine, he sent Southend-on-Sea Borough Council a strongly-worded email to demand an apology.
In the note, he ordered staff be retrained on parking laws, all fines be revoked and even threatened he would take the council to court for 메리트카지노 compensation over the 'stress' of appealing the fines due to what he is 'going through'.
Southend-on-Sea council told him that 'faded yellow lines don't mean the restriction is not valid', and have rejected every appeal so far.
The AA and road safety charity AIM RoadSmart both believe there are enough yellow lines on the road for fines to be enforced.
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