DRIVERS are to get 10 minutes' grace after a parking ticket runs out before they can be hit with a fine.
Under a change in the law to take effect within weeks, the leeway will apply to all on-street and off-street council parking spots in England.
The move is designed to bring an end to decades of drivers' complaints about returning to their cars moments after a ticket expires to find they have already been hit with a penalty.
The new rules, approved as part of the Deregulation Bill, will apply to cars parked in a pay-and-display bays or other spaces with time limits.
Other measures include a right for residents and local firms to demand that their council reviews parking in their area.
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