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‘NO EXCUSES’: City London Police warn taxi drivers of parking on zig-zags to grab a bite to eat

Updated: Sep 30, 2022


Image credit: City London Police

City London Police have warned taxi drivers that grabbing a bite to eat on a busy shift is no reason to park on restricted zig-zag lines.


Officers from the capital’s Square Mile shared an image of a black cab parked up on Bishopsgate whilst the driver was said to have ‘nipped to the shop’.

White zig-zag road markings are typically found either side of pedestrian crossings just like in this case on Bishopsgate.


The lines are used to inform motorists that parking and overtaking is strictly prohibited within the marked area. The prohibited space allows pedestrians a clearer unobstructed view when crossing.

The driver of the black cab will likely be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) which equates to a £100 fine and three penalty points.


City Police Officers said via social media: “We all get hungry at work but this is not an excuse to park here whilst you nip to the shop.


“Driver reported and will hear from us in the post.”


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