Sunday, 15 February 2009

Drivers face £120 fine for parking over dropped kerbs

Just to let you all know....

This is an Evening Standard story:

Motorists who are caught parking next to dropped kerbs in Westminster are to be fined up to £120.

Previously motorists in the borough have been allowed to park next to the kerbs during times when single yellow line parking restrictions are not in force - after 6.30pm and on Sundays.

But from Monday, that policy will change and wardens have started issuing notices warning of the move.

The kerbs are to help wheelchair and pushchair users off pavements.

Motoring campaigners have criticised the move. Paul Pearson, of website, said: "Thousands of motorists will now make the mistake of believing they have parked legally, only to be fined £120.

"This seems more aimed at raising money than helping keep dropped kerbs clear. It's a licence to print money."

However, Westminster said it had begun issuing warning notices and that this had already cut parking over dropped kerbs by 70 per cent.

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