Drivers warned about pavement parking

Date published: 16 March 2018

Greater Manchester Police has warned drivers their cars will be ticketed and removed if they block pavements.

The message comes after a mum in Rochdale chose a rather unusual way of letting a van driver know it had blocked her path - by scrawling a message on the vehicle in lipstick.

While the law says parking on the pavement is not a crime - unless it is a lorry - blocking the pavement is against the law.

Sergeant Paul Lenarcic, from GMP Traffic Unit, said: “When we receive reports of an obstruction a traffic PCSO is assigned to make an assessment of the road.

"If it is deemed obstructive a fixed penalty will be issued. Should it be causing issues such as excess traffic, then action will be taken to remove the vehicle if required.

"This will incur further costs for the vehicle owner.”

Vehicles parked on single or double yellow lines are a local authority matter and dealt with by the council.

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