News reports today suggest motorists could be fined up to £70 if they park on the pavement under government plans to clear up the roadside.
The DfT has said it’s considering new laws to prevent vehicles blocking paths and causing difficulties for wheelchair users, people with pushchairs and blind pedestrians.
In 2015 Simon Hoare MP tabled a Private Members’ Bill to extend the law to bring the rest of England and Wales in line with London. The Bill was withdrawn in December 2015 when the Government promised to review current legislation and assess the implications of changing it.
It’s been over 800 days since the Government promised to investigate a new law to combat pavement parking.