Drivers passing through the Manchester Outer Ring Road took to Twitter today after a HGV vehicle was spotted parked on the pavement on Worsley roundabout.
A local resident, who preferred not to be named, spotted the vehicle and took a picture after noticing it for several weeks, he said:
“It’s always around the same time. I live in the area and pass this way every day. It is such a dangerous place to park up.
The whole of the pavement is taken up by these HGV’s so any pedestrians have to cross a very busy, dangerous dual carriageway.
Traffic comes straight off a busy roundabout and this would be a blind junction. Anyone crossing over would not be seen by a driver until it was too late.
Many thanks for copying myself into this Tweet. This isn’t acceptable, I’ve raised this issue with officers st the City Council and asked them to address the issue ASAP. Many thanks for bringing this to my attention. Kindest Regards, Paul
— SalfordMayor (@salford_mayor) December 4, 2019
Mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett, responded to the Tweet expressing his concern, replying:
“This isn’t acceptable” I’ve raised the issue with officers at the City Council and asked them to address the issue as soon as possible”.
Simon Cooper, a resident in Salford, also commented on the issue:
“I have seen lots of trucks on the footpath outside the church. Pavement parking is my pet hate and GMP tend to turn a blind eye.The relevant traffic acts are there for them to use, but like I say they ignore it or say its a Council issue
If there are yellow lines and a vehicle is totally on the footpath then the Council enforcement officer can issue a ticket but even they don’t do anything in these situations and say its a police matter.”
Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 (Section 19 and 20), parking goods vehicles with a gross weight of over 7.5 tonnes on a pavement or verge is banned and imposes a fine.
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