Tuesday 13 April 2021 9:13 PM UTC
LONDON April 13: With new laws being introduced this month, a nationwide ban on parking on pavements and kerbs could be one of them.
The reason for the change is to improve safety of the disabled and visually impaired pedestrians.
Daryl Tavernor, who is a wheelchair user has stated that parking on pavements has created major issues, as inconsiderate drivers have made it hard for disabled pedestrians to slip past a gap or walk around the car.
Rule 244 of the Highway Code states, “You must not park partially or wholly on the pavement in London, and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it.”
However, there is still confusion for drivers as the guidelines are not yet clear for those who park on the pavement due to having no room on their own drive. Plus this could be problematic for households with more than one car so they will need clearer guidance in order to avoid fines.
The Department for Transport has said it would extend the existing London-wide parking ban to the whole country to cut down on kerb stopping.
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