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Drivers could face £70 fine for parking on pavements

Do you think people should be fined for parking on the pavement?
Do you think people should be fined for parking on the pavement?

It has been reported today that the Department for Transport are considering new laws to prevent cars parking on pavements.

Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com says: “The introduction of yet more parking fines will undoubtedly see some resentment from drivers as they could face a £70 charge for pavement parking. Our own research shows that the average driver already racks up almost £10,000 worth of parking charges and fines over a 25-year period.

“Whilst drivers in London are up to speed with refraining from leaving a wheel or two on the curb, this ban will have a huge impact on drivers across the rest of the country.

“It’s incredibly important that the street-sides are clear to prevent any obstacles for pedestrians, but councils must recognise that parking is already a struggle for most drivers due to the lack of available spaces and existing restrictions.

“To avoid additional unnecessary charges, drivers should ensure they leave enough time to find an adequate parking space where they can be sure they won’t return to a ticket.”