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PAVEMENT PARKING CRACKDOWN Drivers in Scotland face £100 fines under new law from today

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The SNP Government say Scotland will finally be the first UK nation to introduce a ban on the practice which endangers pedestrians

From today (11 December 2023), local authorities can begin enforcing the law. This means drivers could be fined £100 for these parking behaviours; reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days. There will be some exceptions such as parking by emergency vehicles or delivery drivers.


The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bans pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs, with certain exemptions designated by local authorities - for example to ensure safe access for emergency vehicles.

Minister for Transport Fiona Hyslop said:

“The message here is clear: pavement parking is unsafe, unfair and illegal, and you could be fined up to £100 for it.

“Local authorities can begin to issue fines from 11 December, so this campaign is really important to make sure everyone in Scotland is aware that enforcement is coming.

“We’re highlighting the danger that illegal pavement parking poses to pavement users, and in particular those with mobility issues or visual impairments, or parents pushing prams and buggies.

“Scotland is the first of the four nations to make pavement parking illegal nationwide. This change in legislation is a step towards developing communities that are better able to support active travel, building on the work that is already underway to reduce emissions and helping us meet our world-leading climate change targets.”

See our original topic on the subject here - https://hfd.news/WdWO4

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