You could soon be fined £70 for parking on pavements in Portsmouth

PLANS to fine drivers £70 for parking on pavements would not work if it was rolled out across the city, a Portsmouth City councillor has warned.

Thursday, 5th April 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 5th April 2018, 6:10 pm

The Department for Transport is considering new laws to prevent cars parking on pavements that is likely to anger drivers.

It would mean that drivers who leave a wheel or more on a curb would be handed a heavy fine.

And with motorists already stumping up a fortune in parking fines it is seen as a measure that could alienate drivers even more, even if it does deter some from parking on roads.

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Councillor Donna Jones thinks the idea would be good in certain areas but could not work as a blanket measure.

‘I think it would be a good thing if cars are parked dangerously or are causing an obstruction to elderly or disabled people, for example,’ Cllr Jones said.

‘It would be a good idea in parts of the city that are congested but if you start fining people in residential areas then that would be a problem. We would need to see how these plans work for Portsmouth.’