Britain’s shortest double yellow lines have appeared on a city’s streets – measuring just THIRTEEN inches long.
Cambridge County Council has painted TWO SETS of the tiny lines, beating the previous record of 17 inches.
The lines are shorter than the width of an average car wheel yet motorists are still being warned they face a £70 fine if they park on them.
They have been put at the end of disabled parking bays to make sure drivers don’t encroach on them.
But local residents said they were a ridiculous waste of time.
One set has been painted on Humberstone Road right outside the home of Liz Hazell, 51, who said: “It’s the craziest set of double yellow lines I have ever seen.
“It just defies logic as to why they bothered painting them on the road.”
Her son Nik, 21, added: “It’s ridiculous. I have no idea why they have done that. You can’t even fit a remote control car on it.”
Councillor Rob Dryden, a former mayor of Cambridge, said: “Perhaps a child with a toy car could park there. It’s absolutely ridiculous.”
Cambridgeshire County Council said: “This is common practice.
“The yellow lines are at either end of a disabled parking bay and are there to prevent vehicles parked either side from encroaching on the disabled bay.”
The previous short line record was held by Norwich who put a set just 17in long in the city’s Stafford Street in 2011.
Council bosses also laid down 18in lines on parking bays in Highbury Crescent, North London, in 2007.
And last year Canterbury in Kent painted double yellow lines measuring just 21 inches.