Police targeting illegal and dangerous parking on zebra crossing zig-zags

PUBLISHED: 06:25 30 March 2012

Police are targeting motorists who park on the zebra crossing zig-zags in Welwyn High Street

Police are targeting motorists who park on the zebra crossing zig-zags in Welwyn High Street

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DRIVERS who park illegally and dangerously in Welwyn village are also being targeted by the police.

Pc Ben Satchfield is taking to task delivery drivers and shoppers who leave their cars on the zig-zag lines by the zebra crossing in High Street.

Over the past 18 months, more than 30 motorists have been caught flouting the restrictions.

Most were issued with a £60 fine and three penalty points. Some elected to go to court, but all were found guilty and had to pay the fine, as well as court costs up to £635.

Pc Satchfield said: “This is a neighbourhood priority for my area as it is an issue repeatedly raised.

“The controlled area is to each side of a pedestrian or pelican crossing and vehicles cannot stop or park there. They allow for the safety of pedestrians using the crossing.”

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