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Tesco are to FINE drivers for parking in parent and child spaces when they do not have a child under 12

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We’ve all been there – watching a child free driver taking that last parent and child space at the supermarket, but at present, there’s nothing traffic warders or shoppers can do.   

Yet today, supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is going to roll out a scheme which will see drivers parking in allocated parent and child spaces, or disabled spaces, when they are not needed will be FINED.

The scheme will be enforced by supplying members of staff with an app which allows them to photograph vehicles parked in disabled bays without a blue badge, or taking up family spaces without children under 12.


No fixed price has been confirmed by Tesco as of yet, but a fee of £25 has been suggested. This comes after an initial trail, which was said to be successful.

A spokesman from Tesco said: ‘Many disabled customers rely on our disabled parking bays, so we’ve introduced our self-monitoring initiative to highlight the importance of using the bays properly, making it fairer and easier for everyone to find a space.’

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