London, April 28 (ANI): A man, who reversed his car into his own driveway, will now have to pay a fine for the 'offence'.axwell Cannon, 25, was served a 60pound fixed penalty notice and told that he had committed a traffic offence by waiting on the zigzag markings of a pedestrian crossing outside his home in Harrington, near Workington in Cumbria.
Saying that he had been waiting for a break in the heavy traffic to reverse his car into his home last August, Cannon challenged the ticket at West Allerdale Magistrate's Court.owever, the court upheld the penalty and even Carlisle Crown Court has now turned down his appeal.
According to Cannon's lawyer Alison Whalley, it "offended common sense" that someone could not legally reverse into his own drive.
On the day of the incident a police officer told Cannon that he could have driven forward into the driveway but the latter said reversing out onto a main road was against the Highway Code could be dangerous.
But the judge, Recorder Ahmed Nadim did not agree with Cannon.
"We accept that he has intended to conduct his driving in a manner designed to mitigate the inconvenience to other traffic but that does not afford him an exemption under the regulations," the Telegraph quoted Nadim, as saying. (ANI)