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    Parking on the Pavement - Insured?

    Dont know if its just urban legend or if there is any truth in it but i've always heard that if your car is parked on the pavement and something happens to it, you are not covered by your insurance company because it isnt on a public road?

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    im sure your insurance co could argue a bit but im sure the pavement counts, otherwise driveways wouldnt?
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    I have heard you can be fined £80 per wheel thats parked on the pavement (I know this applys to work vehicle's). So if it isn't legal it probably isn't insured, likewise, would it be insured if your parked on double yellow lines?

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    I did a quick google and apparantly parking on the pavement is illegal in some area's [click]

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    Highway code.

    Item 244
    You MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs.

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    i got fined for parking on a pavement. its 50 quid if you pay within 14 days.. doesnt matter how many wheels are on
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    You cannot legally get onto your drive over a pavement, unless you paid them to lower the kerbstones, and even then, people can park over your drive, as long has they will allow reasonable access on and off your drive to you. Stupid council laws.
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    legal matters do not account to insurance, like speeding, parking on double yellows, if you car is stationary and someone crashes into it, its there fault with in reason (not on a blind corner etc)
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