Fine them! Pavement parking survey sparks strong views on drivers - The Redditch Standard

Fine them! Pavement parking survey sparks strong views on drivers

Redditch Editorial 4th Sep, 2018   0

AS youngsters in Redditch, Alcester and Studley go back to school, a new survey has revealed a demand that those parking on pavements when on the school run should be fined or even face points on their licence.

The survey for online parking portal found more than one in ten respondents would like to slap a fine of up to £100 on pavement parkers.

Some wanted even harsher punishments.

Community service was backed by two per cent, three points on a driving licence was given support by five per cent of people, while driving awareness courses were favoured by four per cent.

Overall, almost half of those surveyed wanted some sort of fine or punishment for motorists caught parking on a pavement.

“A number of motorists think there’s nothing wrong with stopping on a pavement but for others it’s a definite no-no because of the inconvenience it can cause to pedestrians,” said Harrison Woods of

Motorists parking on pavements gave various reasons for doing so, with almost one in five saying it was because there was nowhere else to park, while two per cent said it was due to being in a rush.

However, the days of pavement parking could be numbered with the Department for Transport considering a review of current traffic legislation which could make the whole of the UK the same as London where it is illegal, forcing those on the school run to look for alternative parking spaces.


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