I can't seem to find an answer anywhere to this one , so basically where do I stand on my rights to stop at the side of the road for a period of time without leaving my vehicle. I ask this because on several occasions, in my town I have pulled over for one reason or another. Where I have then been approached my traffic wardens telling me to move on. I don't park in places that are obstructing traffic and not on yellow lines. Do they have a right to tell me to move? Also on one occasion my girlfriend went in the post office and I parked up in a pay and display bay at the side of the road ( road was empty with about 20 bays empty around me , so I'm not obstructing anyone), I was again approached and told to buy a ticket despite me not leaving the car unattended or I will be issued a ticket for failing to pay and display a valid parking ticket. I can't seem to find any info that tells me I have to buy a ticket even if you are not parking and leaving the vehicle , am I not simply stopped at the side of the road ? I called my local council who fobbed me off because they didn't know the answer. Any help ?