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Illegal and dangerous parking headland close, headland road

Reported in the Car parking category anonymously at 15:26, Friday 4 August 2017

Sent to Cornwall Council 4 minutes later

Vehicles continuing to park illegally, and in a dangerous location at Headland Close, Headland road.

Offences contrary to: Section 22 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 makes it an offence for the person in charge to leave a vehicle or trailer on a road in such a position or condition as to cause a danger to other road users.

Regulation 103 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 creates the offence of unnecessary obstruction. No person in charge of a motor vehicle or trailer shall cause or permit the vehicle to stand on a road so as to cause any unnecessary obstruction of the road.

Section 137 of the Highways Act 1980 (as amended by sections 38 and 46 of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, Schedule 7) provides an offence of wilful obstruction of the highway. An offence is committed if a person, without lawful authority or excuse, in any way willfully obstructs the free passage along a highway.

I am aware some of these offences are the responsibility of the police.

If action is not taken by either prosecuting authority soon there is the very real possibility of a serious road traffic collision or fatality, given the restricted visibility caused by vehicles parking in a dangerous and illegal manner. Further access to the roads and pavements are severely restricted.

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