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Not necessarily.

It depends on how worn the lines are and if they are still visible. If the wear and tear is slight then the courts would probably say that it is so minimal as not to make a difference to the legality of the lines.

If the damage is more severe it would be ultimately for the courts to decide on whether it would affect the legality of the lines. If in doubt, don't take the risk and find somewhere else to park.

If you do get a ticket and feel it is unfair, make sure you take clear, detailed photographs of the location and the associated parking signs relating to the lines. If it is a ticket issued by the local authority, there is an appeals procedure, use the contact details on the ticket to get further details.

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