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Monday, July 15, 2024

Pavement Parking Ban Comes into Force Across The Highlands

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Since yesterday (11 December 2023), the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 has prohibited pavement parking, double parking, and parking at dropped kerbs and anyone caught can face a £100 fine.

Information on our rollout of enforcement

Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Ken Gowans is also highlighting the dangers that such parking poses to pavement users.

He said:

“Pavement parking is unsafe, unfair and now illegal.

“Many people face daily difficulties with pavement parking.

“It is dangerous and frustrating, especially for those with impairments or limited mobility.

“It can force people to take unnecessary risks.

“For example, people using wheelchairs and buggies or prams without access to dropped kerbs can be forced onto the road, risking their safety.

“Even if you think you’ve left enough space or won’t be there for long, don’t fall foul of the new law and risk being fined.  

“Our parking enforcement team have provided details on the council website, and I urge all drivers to make themselves familiar with the new regulations.

“We hope everyone will consider others and there will be limited need for enforcement.”

Anyone parking on a pavement risks a fine of £100 or £50 if they pay it within 14 days.

The team have provided information on our rollout of enforcement on the Council’s website  

Members of the public can report any parking issue anywhere in the Highlands via this link

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