posted 5 years ago

Warning to motorists heading to the Royal Wedding

If you are thinking of motoring into London to enjoy the Royal Wedding then perhaps it would be better to think again

If you are thinking of motoring into London to enjoy the Royal Wedding then perhaps it would be better to think again. The AA is warning drivers that numerous key roads will be closed off for the big day and roadside space will be at an absolute minimum. Strict penalties will be in force for those who get it wrong.

Luke Bosdet a spokesman for the AA said "confusion as to when and where to park during the May bank holiday as well as the Royal Wedding could very well spoil the perfect day out. Many drivers mistakenly think that parking controls, for example, single yellow lines and pay-and-display parking, do not apply on bank holidays. However, unless parking signs, which set out parking charges or restrictions, specifically say 'except bank holidays' the controls will be in force over the coming public holidays. Bank holidays fall on weekdays and any Monday-to-Saturday restrictions will apply even though drivers feel that they are more like Sundays."

He also added “to make matters worse, with extended weekend and evening restrictions and higher charges in response to financial pressures, drivers going to tourist, shopping or coastal areas over the bank holidays need to be alert. Some councils warn that bank holiday cars parked in the wrong place may be removed to the car pound.”

Motorists heading for the Royal Wedding should check on websites before deciding where to park. This especially applies in London on Royal Wedding day, where some authorities will observe bank holiday regulations and others won't.