Drivers will be shocked to find out that parking your car facing the wrong way could land you a huge fine.

For those of you that don’t read the highway code before you go to bed every night, you might not have known about this sneaky rule, but you could be charged £1,000, or even £2,500 in certain cases.

The Highway Code tells you which way you should park your car at night if you are not in a marked bay, this is due to visibility.

It says that you must park the same way as the direction of traffic if you are parked on the road.

According to the Nottingham Post, you could land yourself with a £1000 fine if you are caught facing the wrong way.

It can even be raised to £2500 for goods vehicles or passenger vehicles over eight seats.

Car scrapping comparison site warns that these cars would be shrouded in darkness as the drivers passing by wouldn't be able to see them properly.

“Motors parked the correct way would be visible and illuminated by headlights bouncing off the rear reflectors,” says a spokesperson for the site.

“Rule 248 of the Highway Code states 'you must not park on a road at night facing against the direction of the traffic flow unless in a recognised parking space,' and not many motorists are aware of this.

“We’ve dealt with cars that have been written-off due to a passing car crashing into them as they have partly stuck out from a parking space.”