A disabled driver has been fined after attempting to reserve a parking space on a residential street - by painting their own bay.

Community protection officers handed out a £75 (NZ$132.84) fine after spotting a Renault car parked inside the makeshift bay on Laurie Avenue, in Forest Fields, Nottingham.

The owner of the vehicle has a valid blue badge, but was issued with a fixed penalty notice for unauthorised marks on the highway.

A spokeswoman for Nottingham City Council said: 'They have attempted to reserve themselves a space outside their home on Laurie Avenue by placing unauthorised markings on the road, resulting in a £75 fine.


'Only the highway authority is allowed to carry out such road markings, but in fact no longer provides advisory bays like this and the road may in any case be too narrow to safely accommodate one.'