Drivers warned they ‘may face court’ if they continue parking in wrong place

PUBLISHED: 07:06 10 July 2017

Police are appealing for information.

Police are appealing for information.

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Drivers in North Somerset have been warned they could face fines or even court action if they continue to flout parking regulations.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s Redwood Beat Team has written a letter to homeowners in areas around Pill to remind them to think of walkers and to not park on the pavement.

PC Martin Faifthfull’s letter says the force has witnessed a number of vehicles parked ‘inconsiderately blocking the pavement, and as such, the free passage of pedestrians’.

He said drivers are in breach of the Road Traffic Act 1988 by causing a ‘wilful obstruction’ and wrote the offending vehicles have been photographed.

PC Faithfull added: “Avon and Somerset Constabulary Redwood Beat Team is undertaking a period of education and enforcement concerning the parking of vehicles in the area.

“Should any vehicles be found parked in a similar situation in future, this may result in the issuing of a fixed penalty ticket or summons to court.”


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