Motorists urged: park sensibly, don't drive Devon residents mad
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With coronavirus restrictions easing people are now able to venture further from home and residents and visitors are enjoying more of Devon's beautiful beaches and countryside.
Popular beauty spots have been getting busier, and Devon County Council has received reports of inconsiderate parking in parts of the county, especially in coastal areas and on Dartmoor.
As part of its support for the British Parking Association’s national campaign against selfish parking, the County Council is reminding people to be kind and considerate to each other and make sure they park responsibly.
It’s encouraging people to think before they park and to consider others by not only parking where it’s permitted. This includes not leaving vehicles obstructing pavements and not taking up more than one space or using designated bays they are not eligible to use. Most importantly drivers should be careful not to block access for emergency vehicles.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “Our civil enforcement officers work hard to keep our roads and streets clear so that they are safe for everyone to use. They ensure that traffic can flow and that on-street parking is not abused in order to prevent communities from being blighted by illegal parking.
“The county council is backing the British Parking Association’s campaign against selfish and anti-social parking, which can become a major frustration for local communities. If the lines and signs say that you can’t park, then please obey those restrictions. The County Council is here to manage parking, but we can all do our bit to help our local communities by parking within the rules. Please be kind, park with others in mind, and only park where you’re permitted to park.”