I got towed for parking in front of a dropped kerb, but it wasn't an entrance to a driveway - can I contest this?

I parked in a street with no restrictions, but was towed away. I was told I parked in front of a dropped kerb. There was no driveway or entrance and no white lines. Is it legal to tow my car away as well as issue a ticket? Do I have grounds to contest this?

Asked on 10 August 2018 by Jeff Stewart

Answered by Georgia Petrie
The Highway Code's Rule 243 states that you should 'not stop or park where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles, or where it would obstruct cyclists except when forced to do so by stationary traffic.' Parking a vehicle fully or partially across a dropped kerb is classed as an obstruction and either the police or local council can enforce the contravention.
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