Reported in the Abandoned vehicles category by Michael Hill at 20:41, Tuesday 12 February 2019
Sent to Adur District Council 4 minutes later
This HGV has been parked in George Street Fishersgate for about eight weeks or more, wheels parked on footpath as per photo, Very narrow road and cars park opposite so vans have to back out as they can not get though.
Legislation Parking, including that of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), is the responsibility of the local authority. If a vehicle is not infringing any local parking regulations, there is no general prohibition on parking in residential roads except in relation to HGVs. In the legislation they are referred to as ‘heavy commercial vehicles’ and are defined as “any goods vehicle which has an operating weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes”. The prohibition is contained in section 19 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, as amended: 19 Prohibition of parking of HGVs on verges, central reservations and footways. (1)Subject to subsection (2) below, a person who parks a heavy commercial vehicle (as defined in section 20 of this Act) wholly or partly— (a)on the verge of a road, or (b)on any land situated between two carriageways and which is not a footway, or (c)on a footway, is guilty of an offence. (
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