Wheelie bin given parking ticket

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A Welsh wheelie bin has been given a parking ticket after being left on double yellow lines.

The incident took place in Carmarthen after a member of the public pointed the illegally parked bin out to a traffic warden.

But despite something of a media storm surrounding the strange goings on in South Wales, no ticket was actually issued.

Instead the warden issued an empty ticket wrapper in a moment of humour, something the much-maligned wardens aren’t often renowned for.

John McEvoy, traffic and safety manager at Carmarthenshire council, said: “There was no ticket issued, it is not possible to book a wheelie bin or anything that is not motorised.

“Although this was meant as a humorous incident, we take this kind of thing very seriously and have launched a formal investigation into the conduct of this officer.”

While the incident is obviously a light-hearted moment, it does divert attention back on to parking your motorbike in the UK, something that is difficult to get your head round.

With no consistent rules or laws across the UK and in local councils, motorbike riders often find it difficult to locate parking spaces where they know they will not run the risk of getting a parking ticket.

One major issue is the use of bicycle parking bays by motorbikes and whether or not it is legal to do so.

If you’re still struggling to figure out where you’re allowed to park in the UK, we’ve created a guide on where you can park your motorbike legally in the UK.

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