Motorists advised to steer clear of double yellow lines
Motorists obstructing traffic by parking illegally at any time of the day or night are at risk of receiving penalty charge notices from West Oxfordshire District Council.
As well as patrolling the streets and car parks during the day, the Council’s Community Wardens carry out spot checks in the evening and Sundays at the request of the Police or in response to issues raised by residents and businesses.
Parking on double yellow lines and on the pavements adjacent to them is a recurring issue and one that is regularly breached during the evening and at night.
On a recent night time patrol in Witney, twenty seven incidents were picked up by a Community Warden. He said, “Many people think that parking on double yellow lines is ok during the evening, but it is not. Corn Street in Witney, for example, is very narrow in places and you often see buses having to weave down the street because people have parked on double yellows.”
West Oxfordshire District Council is therefore reminding residents to check road parking restrictions and steer clear of parking on double yellow lines at all times in order to avoid a Penalty Charge Notice.
Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member said, “Parking restrictions are necessary for the safety of motorists and pedestrians as well as keeping roads clear and traffic moving. Our officers respond to complaints and patrol on an ad hoc basis which can be any time of the day or night.”
The location of parking restrictions such as double yellow lines is decided by Oxfordshire County Council as the Highways Authority, but West Oxfordshire District Council has the responsibility for enforcing regulations.
A Penalty Charge Notice payment for parking on double yellow lines is £70.
See www.westoxon.gov.uk/carparks for more information about parking in West Oxfordshire.
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