A VIDEO uploaded to social media shows how a driver is parking for free wherever he goes.
然而, experts have warned drivers that copying the TikTok user could actually end up costing them £100s.
TikTok user @thecarconnect_ uploaded the video with the title: ‘This life hack has saved me a lot of money!’
The video is shot using a smartphone and has the caption: ‘Never get a parking ticket again.’
It shows a white Toyota Yaris parked at the side of the road on double yellow lines with its bonnet up.
The car’s hazards are also flashing as the driver pretends he’s broken down to fool parking wardens.
但, Harrison Woods, CEO at Your Parking Space warns not to follow this trend, 说: “This viral hack might look seamless on video.
“Despite plenty of commenters feeling that if you’re willing to fight your corner you may be able to get out of a ticket; if you follow this hack you will still get a ticket and have to pay unless you can prove (with receipts) that your car was waiting for either repairs or vehicle collection.
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“Cameras can also be used to provide evidence of the condition of your car, in addition to your claims needing to be in line with what the parking officer has said about your case.”
But on top of a costly fine from parking wardens, you’re also leaving your car open to thieves.
Woods continues: “Leaving your car bonnet open when you are away from your vehicle will only lead to water damage or in other cases, harmful intrusion and temptation for thieves.
“That means you could be left seriously out of pocket if your car is damaged and you have no evidence of how the damage occurred.”