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Penalty Charge Notices to come into effect in North Ayrshire

Posted on 10 Apr 2024

Road users are reminded that Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) will start to be issued from Monday, April 15, to motorists who park their vehicles illegally.

The new rules apply across North Ayrshire and mean that anyone parked illegally and in contravention of local parking restrictions could face a £100 PCN.

Since late March, Parking Enforcement Officers have been issuing Warning Notices to motorists who have parked illegally, as part of an effort to raise awareness of the changes and to inform drivers what constitutes illegal parking.

Drivers receiving a Warning Notice during this initial period are not subject to a fine. However, this will come to an end on Monday, April 15, when officers will issue PCNs instead.

If you’re parked illegally, you could receive a £100 PCN, which will be reduced to £50 if paid within the first 14 days.

Some examples of what constitutes illegal parking includes: parking on double yellow lines; in a disabled bay without a blue badge; on the pavement; parking in a bus stop or taxi rank; and double parking.

Drivers are advised to check local parking signage for restrictions when parking their vehicle.  If possible, motorists are asked to take advantage of the many free car parks available across North Ayrshire.

It is hoped that the new parking enforcement changes will help ensure roads remain clear, reduce congestion and improve traffic flow as illegally parked vehicles can pose safety hazards and obstruct emergency access.

For more information on the new parking enforcement changes, including information on car parks in North Ayrshire, please visit the Council website