Pensioner Rita Oysten was slapped with a fine for parking outside her home
Baffled Rita Oysten, 82, says she has parked outside her home on the dropped kerb for over two decades.
She says she feels more comfortable backing out of her drive early in the morning when there is less traffic, and parks across the entrance to stop her car being blocked in.
So she was shocked to find wardens had slapped her with a £25 parking fine.
After complaining to the council, Rita is fuming they are refusing to waive the penalty – despite her explaining it's her own driveway.
Rita, of Bridlington, East Yorkshire said: "In the morning, I backed my car out and parked it across my drive – and I got a penalty outside my own house.
"I have done this for around 20 years and no-one has ever said anything before.
"Can't I park across my own drive?
She has parked across her own driveway for over two decades
The council sent her a £25 parking fine and has refused to waive the penalty
"I'm elderly and I don't like backing out when it's busy so I do it in the morning.
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I have done this for around 20 years and no-one has ever said anything before
"It's terrible parking in Bridlington as it is. We have got a new traffic warden, but I don't know if it's her [who gave me the ticket].
"My daughter-in-law has a chalet and when she has come and parked across the drive no-one has ever grumbled."
Rita was so shocked that she has taken up the issue with the council, penning a letter of informal appeal that was rejected.
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She said: "It says in their letter that I can challenge this by writing again, but I can't be bothered with that."
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is refusing to waive the pensioner's ticket, instead repeating the offence of parking in the keep clear zone.
A spokesman for East Riding Council told the Free Press: "The resident was issued with a penalty charge notice for parking outside of the bay marking.
"She submitted a challenge to the serving of this parking penalty notice (PCN) but that challenge was rejected by the council.
"She has further opportunities to appeal which have been explained in a letter."