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Observation

Reported via Android in the Car parking category anonymously at 12:15, Saturday 10 February 2024

Sent to East Lothian Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5558003.

What are the laws that prohibit parking on pavements? It is an offence to drive on to a pavement, contrary to s.72 of the Highway Act 1835 and s.34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988). It is an offence to leave a vehicle on a road (including the pavement) in a dangerous position, contrary to s.22 of the Road Traffic Act 1988. It is an offence to obstruct a pavement, contrary to Regulation 103 of The Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986. Rule 145 of the Highway Code states You MUST NOT drive on or over a pavement, footpath or bridleway except to gain lawful access to property, or in the case of an emergency.

Who enforces the law? It is the responsibility of the police to enforce the laws prohibiting driving on the pavement and obstruction of the pavement. Local councils also have the option of taking on the enforcement on particular roads (there will be signs) via traffic wardens. The law is currently poorly enforced and this is causing problems for many people..

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  • Not the first time 87 new row Tranent Eh33 2ga has blocked the footpath or dropped kerb. Yet the useless pricks at police Scotland don't do nothing. Just sit there eating there bacon dounuts

    Posted anonymously at 12:30, Saturday 10 February 2024

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