Bath driver fined . . . for blocking his own drive
A motorist has received a parking ticket for blocking his own drive.
Financial adviser Matthew Rich has lost his bid to get the ticket for parking on a single yellow line outside his home in Bath's Lower Oldfield Park overturned.
He parked the car there after suffering a flat battery.
A friend charged the battery using jump leads but Mr Rich decided to park on the street so that if it went flat again it would be easier to get at.
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He said he was not taking up a space that could have been used by any other car and was not blocking access to anything other than his own drive.
The 39-year-old said: "In my view the council is using parking rules introduced to protect residents to profiteer from harmless residents' parking."
A council spokesman said: "All motorists should observe the parking restrictions on whichever street they are intending to park. Mr Rich has now paid his fine."