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glenian | 15:56 Fri 20th Jan 2017 | Road rules
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I would like to know the rules on parking,is it ok to park 2wheels on the pavement and 2wheels in the road when you have a parking space free that you can park in along side the house.The vehickle in question comes up a drop kerb and drives about 3mtrs along the pavement thus reducing the width I have reported this to east Lindsey Council and the Parish council also the PCSO have seen and seem too have ignored it .Is this correct or not or where do I go from here as the person does not live here he is just visiting


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It is not allowed to drive a vehicle on a pavement, and I have no doubt that that rule applies to two wheels just as much as all four wheels. The rule is clear enough.
Further to TheChair's link, in London a fixed penalty notice can be issued (and they often are) for parking with any part of a car's wheel on the pavement (or kerb). Even just having a quarter-tyre width of a wheel on the kerb is enough to get a 'ticket'.

Outside of London fixed penalty notices can't be issued by civilian enforcement officers for parking on a kerb/path unless the local authority has introduced a relevant bye-law. However it's still a criminal offence to obstruct a public footpath.

Simon Hoare MP introduced a Private Members' Bill [Pavement Parking (Protection of Vulnerable Pedestrians) Bill] into Parliament in June 2015, seeking to ban pavement parking throughout the country. However, like the vast majority of Private Members' Bills, it failed to make the necessary progress through the Commons and was withdrawn in December of that year.
well we (the residents) have fought for yellow lines to be placed outside a club near our homes for a long time - they were painted about 4 weeks ago. You know what - they are still parking on the yellow lines.

I know the cars parked on the main road on yellow lines were a result of me not seeing the mad person careering down our road at about 70-80mph last Sunday resulting in a near crash.

I know it's wrong and I don't like doing it but when I visit my sister I have to park half and half or nobody would be able to get down the street the road isn't wide enough,They've even stopped the bus sevice from running through her estate.
Outside London it is illegal to park a HGV on the footpath or verge but unless there are signs strictly forbidding it, it is not illegal to park a car like that.

If there are yellow lines or other parking restrictions on the road these also apply to the pavement.

The police will not prosecute for driving on the pavement unless they have evidence that the driver has done so. The car could have been pushed by other people or unloaded/unhitched from another vehicle.

If a wheelchair, pram, mobility scooter etc can pass the vehicle on the pavement the driver won't be prosecuted for obstruction.
It is obviously OK for Police Camera Vans to park on pavements,as they do in North Tyneside.
In past threads here on the subject the general consensus seemed to be that until local bylaws forbade it, then unless you were causing an obstruction there was no issue.

(Given the inadequate width on many roads it is often the sensible thing to do, to avoid causing an obstruction.)

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