RAC Report on Motoring 2016

Concern over the availability and cost of parking has significantly increased amongst UK motorists, according to RAC’s annual report on UK motoring.

18% of motorists say the cost of parking is now one of their top four motoring concerns, with 14% of motorists stating the availability parking is one of their top four concerns.

RAC chief engineer David Bizley said ‘Motorists are very clearly more concerned about the availability of parking than they were 12 months ago, adding that struggling to find somewhere to park could have ‘ very negative effect on businesses in our town centres, whose viability affects the prosperity of UK high streets’.

Read the full report here: RAC Report on Motoring 2016

 

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Pay and display ticket expiry extended with 10 minutes grace period

The British Parking Association has announced a major update to their code of practice, which will now require their approved operator members to provide a minimum grace period of ten minutes. This brings private car parks into line with car parks run by local authorities who are required by law to observe a ten minute grace period in the same circumstances.

This move will undoubtedly be welcomed by motorists, coming into effect on 1 October 2015.

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Leasehold, management or freehold opportunities are of interest on short or long-term agreements.

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