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It’s Official, you can!


Parking OKLearner drivers are always taught to obey parking laws and in particular not to park where it may cause obstruction. The Highway Code has many examples, and states “Parking on the pavement can obstruct and seriously inconvenience pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments and people with prams or pushchairs”. So, don’t do it.

Unless you happen to be in Lancashire.

According to Lancashire Police, through the Police & Crime Commissioners office, they say “as a general rule officers of Lancashire Constabulary do not enforce parking on the pavement unless the vehicle is blocking the pavement completely and a wheelchair/pushchair user would not be able to get past”.

So, Lancashire folk, as long as you leave the merest gap for people to squeeze past you can park as much on footpaths as you like. The Police won’t bother you!

I wonder just how many other things they’re turning a blind eye to?

Update 07/10/15Another thing they turn a blind eye to, though they describe it differently, is speeding in 20mph zones. In over a year they have prosecuted nobody! They blame this on budget cuts, saying they prefer to educate drivers. How? By sending them letters telling them they’ve been seen speeding. Judge for yourself the effectiveness of that.