Following the announcement that measures to give drivers greater protection against rogue private parking operators have become law – as the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 – RAC head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes said:

“Motorists will warmly welcome this new Act. For too long, some unscrupulous private parking operators have made drivers’ lives a misery with some questionable practices which sent levels of trust in the sector plummeting. The code will create more consistent standards across the board which should eliminate dubious practices and create a single, independent appeals process.

“The RAC has long called for changes to the way the private parking sector is regulated and this new code will undoubtedly make the lives of drivers easier.”