parking question Two wheels on the pavement

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lisa burrell

Guest
Why do people park with two wheels on the pavement. Theres Four people that do it round hear. one day someone will scratch there cars on purpouse because its a narrow pavement anyway. Its not one of its all the time.

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jenic

Well-known Member
If people dont have a drive then to park two cars opposit one another they must be half on the pavement otherwise cars would not be able to get past.

Luckily all the houses by me have huge drives, for example ours will hold 4 - 5 cars, we have 2 and still park one on the street for convenience and ease of access to my motorbike, its crazy but we usually put both in at night, our neighbors accross the street also do this and to park opposit each other we have to park half up.
 

pyrotenax

Active Member
From the Highway Code ...

218: DO NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs, the visually impaired and people with prams or pushchairs.
 

Steve.J.Davies

Well-known Member
you can get done for it. unlikely in a quiet residential street - unless the local council and their 'partners' are out for revenue. some areas in the country have experienced late night parking ticket 'events' in relatively quiet areas..
 

Kebabhead

Novice Member
Although I have a drive way I park on the pavement with two wheels on the pavement due to the fact that the road is pretty narrow and it is used as a rat run to get to the busy main road behind our house

The car goes in the drive on a night though
 

Reepicheep

Active Member
From the Highway Code ...

218: DO NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement unless signs permit it. Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs, the visually impaired and people with prams or pushchairs.

The Police 'safety camera' car always parks either half on or wholly on the pavement near our house!
 

neilmcl

Member
Why do people park with two wheels on the pavement. Theres Four people that do it round hear. one day someone will scratch there cars on purpouse because its a narrow pavement anyway. Its not one of its all the time.

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Not everyone has the luxury of living on wide streets that'll accommodate full on road parking. If cars parked fully on the road down mine then it would be very difficult for larger vehicles to pass, including emergency vehicles which is more likely to get you in trouble with the law due to obstruction of the highway.
 

KeithO

Novice Member
Not everyone has the luxury of living on wide streets that'll accommodate full on road parking. If cars parked fully on the road down mine then it would be very difficult for larger vehicles to pass, including emergency vehicles which is more likely to get you in trouble with the law due to obstruction of the highway.
I don't see how you could possibly get into trouble with the law for obstruction of the highway if you were parked legally :rolleyes:
 

neilmcl

Member
I don't see how you could possibly get into trouble with the law for obstruction of the highway if you were parked legally :rolleyes:
There's no such thing as a legal right to park on the highway if it causes an obstruction. If your parking causes an obstruction then by its very nature its illegal.
 

KeithO

Novice Member
There's no such thing as a legal right to park on the highway if it causes an obstruction. If your parking causes an obstruction then by its very nature its illegal.
I disagree. The provision of parking meters is in effect an offer to park, and hence is legal if you've paid the requisite fee and parked within the marked bay.
 

FazerThou

Well-known Member
I disagree. The provision of parking meters is in effect an offer to park, and hence is legal if you've paid the requisite fee and parked within the marked bay.

But then again you are not that likely to find parking meters and parking areas in a place likely to obstruct the highway.
 

neilmcl

Member
I disagree. The provision of parking meters is in effect an offer to park, and hence is legal if you've paid the requisite fee and parked within the marked bay.
You can disagree all you like but you're wrong. The permission to park does not outway any legal requirement in terms of not obstructing the public highway, besides who mentioned anything about parking meters and designated parking bays, if you're parked in a marked bay then its highly unlikely that you're causing an obstruction anyway and thus irrelevant to this discussion.
 

Phil57

Well-known Member
I once read in the local newspaper about a group of town center residents that have no drives to park on, being charged 50p per hour to park there cars in a car park (free after 6PM)
Tough I say, they should have bought houses with parking spaces, I paid for the privilege of having a drive for my car attached to my house.
People should not park there cars on the pavement (partial or otherwise)
If they do not have a suitable parking space they should consider moving house.:lesson:
 

stevefish69

Well-known Member
The Police 'safety camera' car always parks either half on or wholly on the pavement near our house!


I believe that if you are caught by one of these "Safety Camera's" whilst they are parked illegally that you can dispute the speeding ticket and get away with it.

To Uphold the law they are not allowed to be breaking the law themselves.

I know of several people who have got away with this where a local camera parks in a Ghost Island in the middle of the road :nono:
 

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