Wolverhampton minicab hit with points and fine after parking across busy crossing to buy milk

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

A Wolverhampton minicab driver was pulled up by police after parking across a busy pedestrian crossing to buy some milk.

West Midland’s Taxi and Private Hire Police Enforcement Officer caught the Seat Alhambra pictured parked across a busy pedestrian crossing with its hazard lights applied.

The driver could not be seen and according to police sources was buying some milk.

The driver, licensed by Wolverhampton City Council, already had three points on his licence and will receive a further three points and a fine of £100 for the offence.

Parking on a pedestrian crossing could land motorists the points and fine as officials could see it to be dangerous, and inconvenience both pedestrians and other road users. 

The Highway Code details the rules for motorists at pedestrian crossing under section 191 to 199.

The West Midlands Police source, @Bhamtaxicop, said on Twitter: “Everyday is a learning day and this driver (who already has 3 points) has learnt that parking on a crossing with hazard warning lights illuminated whilst he went to buy some milk, WILL cost him a further 3 points AND a £100 fine!”

Image credit: @Bhamtaxicop (Twitter)

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