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Two-foot long double yellow lines painted in city centre street

Published 01/12/2015 | 19:06

Double yellow lines on Chatham Street, Leicester, measuring less than two feet in length have been painted.
Double yellow lines on Chatham Street, Leicester, measuring less than two feet in length have been painted.
Double yellow lines on Chatham Street, Leicester, measuring less than two feet in length have been painted.

Double yellow lines measuring less than two feet in length have been painted on a city centre street.

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Leicester City Council said the freshly repainted lines on Chatham Street cost the authority around £1 when they were given a new coat in November.

The lines - measuring around 48 centimetres or just under 19 inches - are intended to help drivers differentiate between a disabled parking bay and a regular one.

Residents have questioned whether the lines are the shortest in the city.

Student Matthew Taylor, 21, said: "They're pretty tiny, aren't they? You've got to be pretty careless to have a wheel on them and get a ticket."

A council spokesman said: "We no longer use such markings in this way, but as this one was already there, it was repainted recently as part of a wider programme of yellow line-painting."

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