IF YOU DON'T WANT YOUR CAR TOWED, DON'T BLOCK DRIVEWAYS
GMP tow away a car in Monton that was left blocking a driveway
An inconsiderate driver returned to find their vehicle had been towed away by GMP Traffic after leaving it blocking someone else's driveway.
Police were called to Monton this morning after a home owner reported a car left blocking their driveway, police responded by sending out a tow truck and later issuing the cars owner with a fine for causing a traffic offence.
Drivers have come increasingly under pressure in recent months after calls to fine vehicles that block pedestrian access by parking on kerbs. Under new plans being considered by the Department for Transport (DfT), they could soon be fined for parking on pavements.
Ministers and local authorities want to see the practice, which causes obstructions for wheelchairs users, visually impaired pedestrians and parents with pushchairs, brought to an end, with proposals expected to be finalised later this year.