additional powers to enforce double parking

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additional powers to enforce double parking

Post by falkor » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:55 am < half way down

"Additional Enforcement Powers.

On 1st June 2009 Devon County Council and its District Partners, along with all other Civil Parking Enforcement Areas outside London, were granted additional powers to enforce double parking, and parking at dropped kerbs at crossing points, cycle lanes and driveways. Motorists who commit these offences will be liable for a £70 Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) from 1 January 2010..

Double Parking is defined as “any vehicle wholly parked more than 50cms from the kerbside” and considered to be an obstacle or a hazardous to other road users. Vehicles parked alongside dropped kerbs at pedestrian crossings, or informal crossing points, and cycle lanes will also be liable for a £70 PCN.

A parked vehicle which blocks access at a private driveway , may also be liable for a PCN, subject to the householder reporting the vehicle details, and the availability of a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO) to attend the property. A PCN will only be issued if the resident is present and can provide proof of residency to the attending CEO.

Drivers who are unable to get out of their premises due to a parked vehicle, should contact the local Police to report a vehicle obstructing the highway if they wish it to be moved. A CEO may only issue a a PCN to the vehicle subject to the conditions above, but cannot arrange for it to be removed."