You may not have realised but it's actually a parking contravention to park adjacent to a dropped kerb at any time.
What is a dropped kerb?
A dropped kerb involves kerb stones being lowered and the pavement being strengthened and made into a ramp. This helps people with pushchairs or in wheelchairs to access the road from the pavement more easily. Dropped kerbs also provide vehicle access to private residences from the road.
Why is this not permitted?
Dropped kerbs are there to assist those who need to cross the road safely or for vehicle access. Blocking this access causes a nuisance for other road users and pedestrians.
Motorists who park their vehicles blocking the dropped kerbs also cause an unnecessary danger to people with disabilities or limited mobility and parents with prams who use them to help cross the road.
What happens if I park and block a dropped kerb?
From February 2009, Westminster have been enforcing against vehicles parked adjacent to dropped kerbs. This means you could receive a Penalty Charge Notice of £130.00.
What legislation permits the local authority to ticket vehicles parked in this way?
- London Local Authorities and Transport Act 2003
- Traffic Management Act 2004
The restriction applies at any time.
If you would like to contact us to report a location where this is a problem, please use our online enquiry form
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