Police say camera van is allowed to park on double-yellow lines
A POLICE van was pictured parked on double yellow lines – but police say the vehicle’s driver was doing nothing wrong.
The Herald’s eagle-eyed photographer spotted the speed camera van parked in Outland Road on Wednesday afternoon.
And Herald reader Graham Webb complained about a similar vehicle being parked in a nearby bus stop.
“No one can park in a bus stop,” he raged. “Only buses and taxis to load and offload, and police cars whilst going about their business with the lights on.
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“The people of Plymouth are struggling with today’s money problems and don’t need people breaking the law to catch them.”
However, a police spokesman said the camera vehicle was exempt from the usual rules which ban other drivers from parking on double yellow lines.
The City of Plymouth Traffic Regulations and Parking Places Order 2004 states that: “Nothing in this order shall apply to any vehicle on an occasion when it is being used for fire brigade, ambulance or police purposes.”
The spokesman said: “In this instance the vehicle was being used for police purposes and therefore the driver may avail him or herself of the exemption.”