Pavement parking

WONDER if anyone else has noticed how car drivers these days seem to think it’s their right to park vehicles on the pavement obstructing the way for pedestrians.

It is certainly rife in Catshill. Wherever you walk around this area there are cars on footpaths, either partially or fully leaving little or no room to get round. A wheelchair user or anyone with a pushchair would have to walk in the road to get past some of these cars.

Perhaps the law has changed now to allow this practice because nothing seems to be done about it. I’ve seen police cars drive past and not take a scrap of notice.

I suppose until an accident happens because of these inconsiderate drivers nothing will be done.

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11:47am Fri 23 Mar 12

oakallsmum says...

I agree - Finstall is also dreadful - cars parked on grass verges and all the way over footpaths - I thought is was illegal! I would be grateful if the local police would clarify this as its not safe for pedestrians and those in mobility scooters.
I agree - Finstall is also dreadful - cars parked on grass verges and all the way over footpaths - I thought is was illegal! I would be grateful if the local police would clarify this as its not safe for pedestrians and those in mobility scooters. oakallsmum
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6:13pm Sat 24 Mar 12

DAVID1875 says...

It is an offence to drive onto or off footpaths unless you are accessing a property.Police must witness this to be able to issue a ticket.Once the vehicle is parked up on a footpath,if there is less than 1 metre space on the footpath for pedestrians,that is obstruction and police can issue a ticket.
It is an offence to drive onto or off footpaths unless you are accessing a property.Police must witness this to be able to issue a ticket.Once the vehicle is parked up on a footpath,if there is less than 1 metre space on the footpath for pedestrians,that is obstruction and police can issue a ticket. DAVID1875
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