- Feb 19, 2022
- Bognor Regis
- 2009 ALFA 159 2.0 JTDM, Merc A170 (W169), Merc CLK 200K (C209) gone, 1999 Merc SLK 230K (R170) gone.
Not an offence to park close to a dropped kerb....and long as you don't overhang it at all.....the drop should be wide enough for you to get out no matter how close a car is parked....if not its been made too narrow. Cars park close to mine in summer sometimes as I live near the beach. As I was told by the local plod, if its taxed insured and MOTed and not illegally parked there is nothing they or I can do about it. To be honest, on my street, if you don't park close to the drops there would be next to no on street parking at all....not ideal for guests etc.Google 'Fix My Street' - I've used this twice to report 'abandoned' cars outside my house. I have a very awkward entrance to my drive, sometimes people park vehicles larger than an average car very close to my drive and block my view of oncoming traffic (I have to reverse out on to my street), making it a game of Russian roulette getting out without someone driving into me.
The last time it happened, someone parked a VW Transporter about 6 inches from my drop kerb, for more than 2 weeks - clearly not abandoned, the owner lived on another street. I reported it via that website and 2 days later, it vanished. I've done the same before with some clown in a Qashqai - left parked for a week and a half.
Reports go straight to your council so they can't ignore them.