Illegally parked vehicles cost the council thousands of pounds a year in damage paving, damage grass verges, and cause serious problems for blind, disabled and older people.

What action does the council take against pavement parking?

If there are waiting restrictions (yellow lines) on the highway adjacent to the pavement then a Penalty Charge Notice would be issued since a vehicle parked in this manner is in contravention of the traffic order.

Waiting restrictions cover the highway from centre of highway to back of footpath.

Why is pavement parking a problem?

Pavements are constructed and provided for pedestrian use. Vehicles parked on pavements are:

  • a hazard to pedestrians causing an obstruction which may result in them having to step off the pavement onto the highway thus putting themselves in danger.
  • a hazard by restricting the width of the pavement making it difficult for someone with a pushchair of wheelchair to pass safely - again this person may have to step into the highway to avoid the obstruction.
  • a hazard due to the damage caused by driving on and off the pavement - broken flagstones, etc.   
If a person without lawful authority or excuse in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway, they are guilty of an offence. In such cases the Highway Authority has legal powers to enforce their removal.  PLEASE NOTE - Should this obstruction be vehicular, it should be reported to South Yorkshire Police

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Last updated: 17 April 2024 14:38:23

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