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Parking on The Pavement – Could Become A Costly Experience!

  • Friday, May 11, 2018

Here at ACC UK Ltd, multi award winning Independent Volvo and Toyota Service, Repair & MOT garage based in Farnborough, Hampshire, we like to bring you handy hints and tips on how to maintain your Volvo or Toyota and how to save money on your annual car running costs. We also like to keep you informed of changes to laws relating to driving and car ownership.

The blog this week is about a new rule/law that could be announced this year. If it comes into effect it could land you with a hefty fine if you flout it!

Over the course of 2018 there have been a list of new laws and regulations that have come into or are due to be introduced surrounding driving and the law. We have covered these in previous blogs such as New Driving Test Regulations, Smart Motorway Driving, Child Car Seat Regulations, Diesel Car Tax, Mobile Phone Use whilst supervising a learner Driver, Learner Drivers to be allowed onto Motorways and the new MOT regulations. One that has not become law but is currently being proposed is Pavement Parking Fines.

Since 1974 it has been illegal to park on the pavement in London, however this is set to change to cover the whole of the UK. The Department of Transport is looking into changing this law to ensure that pedestrians, those with pushchairs and those in wheelchairs are able to safely use the pavements. We have all seen social media posts where children and adults are having to go onto the road in order to pass a car that has been parked on a pavement, even more prevalent during the school run around schools and around areas where schools are nearby. If this new law is passed those who flaunt the rule could find themselves facing a £70 fine. There shouldn’t be a need to have to pass a law to enforce this – drivers should be more considerate to those who use the pavements and realise the danger that their inconsiderate parking poses to those who need to pass. However if this is what it takes to discourage pavement parking then we are all for it! Happy Motoring Folks!

Here at ACC UK Ltd, Winners of The Motor Trader Independent Garage of The Year 2015, The Inspire Customer Service Excellence 2016 Award, The Eagle Radio Customer Focus 2017 Business Award and The Workshop Magazine Workshop Manager of the Year 2017 Award, we pride ourselves on offering an outstanding customer experience for a fraction of the cost of a dealership. Give us a call and let us quote you for your next service or repair on your Volvo or Toyota. We service all areas around Farnborough, Fleet, Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Frimley, Camberley, Hook, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Hampshire and Surrey. We offer free collection and drop off services. We also have a fleet of courtesy cars to allow you to get on with your schedule whilst your Volvo or Toyota is with us. Happy Motoring from all at ACC UK Ltd – Independent Volvo & Toyota servicing, repair and MOT specialists based in the heart of Farnborough, Hampshire.

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