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Night-time parking

Rule 248 of the Highway Code states: ‘You must not park on a road at night facing against
the direction of the traffic flow unless in a recognised parking space.
‘ This means your car
could be parked legally during the day, but when the sun goes down it becomes illegally
parked. This rule is not well-known and leaves unaware drivers at risk of an expensive fine up
to £1,000 for cars and £2,500 for goods vehicles or passenger vehicles over eight seats. Cars
parked the correct way at night will be illuminated by headlights bouncing off their rear
reflectors. If your car is parked facing against the traffic flow, it will be shrouded in darkness
with no reflectors and passing drivers won’t see you clearly.