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Motorists could face a £ 70 fine for parking outside their homes as a nationwide ban on sidewalk parking is being considered.
Sidewalk parking laws are changing to maximize travel safety for disabled and visually impaired people.
This change in law is in response to major concerns about sidewalk parking in local communities and how the risk of injury to people walking on sidewalks is increasing.
It comes after a national inquiry was launched in 2019 into the “real problem” on our roads.
At the time, the government’s Transportation Committee said there had been “lack of progress” on the problem and there were growing calls for drivers to stop parking their bikes over the curb.
Rule 244 of the Highway Code states: “You are not allowed to park all or part of the pavement in London and you should not do so anywhere else unless the signs allow it.”
While the rest of the UK follows the same rules as London, where sidewalk parking is already banned, parking on grass verges and ramps that connect private property to streets is also banned.
Car leasing site Select Car Leasing has determined that it is likely a matter for local authorities to impose fines for pavement parking. However, if they see your car as an obstacle – whether or not it’s on the sidewalk outside your home – you could be handed a £ 70 fine.