February 28, 2019 2.46 pm This story is over 34 months old

Police crackdown on long-debated roundabout parking

Several cars can be seen “illegally parked” there everyday

Lincolnshire Police are cracking down on drivers who park on a roundabout near Morrisons.

Several cars have been seen in recent months “illegally parked” near to the supermarket on Tritton Road, but enforcement action was rarely seen in the area.

It has sparked a wave of complaints from residents, including disabled mobility scooter users who raised concerns over safety.

Today drivers found parking notices on their windshield from the police, warning that their details have been logged.

A yellow notice said it was for “parking within ten metres of a junction” and added that “no action was being taken but your registration has been recorded should future offences be committed.”

Police issued warnings to drivers. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

A police spokesperson told The Lincolnite: “We attended yesterday afternoon and gave out Police Warning Notices in response to complaints.

“The area is being monitored and further action may be taken.”

Rule 243 of the Highway Code tells drivers where they cannot stop or park, which includes opposite or within ten metres of a junction.

People have previously debated the reasons many drivers are bizarrely parking on the roundabout.

Some have suggested the problem stems from full to capacity university car parks, forcing staff and students to find alternative nearby spots.

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