RAC: Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere: summarises the results of research on residents' parking schemes. It found that there was very little opposition to residents’ parking zones (RPZs) with only 17% of those questioned saying they were opposed to them; however, there was a stronger feeling that RPZs discourage people from visiting an area for shopping and leisure purposes and that they make it difficult for commuters to park for work. The research also revealed a very common misapprehension around how local authorities use the money collected from the issuing of residents’ parking permits, with 77% of respondents wrongly believing that the fees are simply another form of general local taxation and that little of the revenue is reinvested in road maintenance and development. (13 Aril 2016)