POLICE officers have been patrolling the streets on the lookout for motorists breaking the law.

One driver was fined and given three points on his licence for parking a car on white zig-zags on London Road in Alderley Edge this afternoon.

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Penalty points stay on driving licences for between four and 11 years depending upon the offence.

A penalty charge notice can be issued for contravention of various parking regulations.

If payment is received within the first 14 days, drivers only have to pay half the penalty.

After this fortnight, motorists lose their right to pay the reduced penalty charge.

Penalty charge notices are increased by 50 per cent if drivers don't pay in time.