The supermarket chain Asda has made the decision to start fining motorists who flout priority parking rules in their car parks. Drivers who misuse parking bays designed for people with disabilities or for parents with young children may be fined £60.
The supermarket is employing parking wardens to check that motorists using these bays have a blue badge or are actually accompanied by young children. Fines will be a last resort, though; drivers will be given a warning at first, and will only be fined if they refuse to move or habitually disobey parking regulations.
Profits from the fines will be donated to baby charity Tommy’s and the Motability car scheme.