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Should pavement parkers receive fines, penalty points and community service?

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A new study by online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk has concluded that motorists who park on pavements should receive a fine, penalty points or even community service.

Pavement parking divided opinion in a recent survey conducted by YourParkingSpace

Pavement parking divided opinion in a recent survey conducted by YourParkingSpace

According to the latest research almost 2-in-10 want to see a £50 fine or less, 1-in-10 favour a £100 fine or more, while about 1-in-20 want to impose three points on a driving licence or even community service. However, almost 4-in-10, wouldn’t want to inflict any sort of fine or punishment at all.

The survey of 500 people also found that 4-in-10 would report someone parking on a pavement if it is banned across the UK, which is something being considered by government following an on-going consultation with the results of which are due later this year. Notably, 2-in-10 responded to the survey saying they would like to see an immediate ban.

Harrison Woods, managing director at YourParkingSpace.co.uk, said: “The issue of pavement parking has always fiercely divided the nation, for some it is a daily occurrence while for others it is not something they face regularly, and the levels of preferred fines and punishments reflect this.

“Our new research shows that some people want severe penalties, including driving awareness courses, while for many Brits it does not seem to be an issue that deserves stern intervention.”

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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.