DRIVERS may be banned from parking on sidewalks this year as part of a major update to road rules.
The government is considering it illegal for motorists to block pedestrian crossings with their cars.
A concept consultation was launched last August, with the responses to be published this month.
The proposal is made to make it easier for people with disabilities to walk.
One of the options on the table is a change to law that would introduce a ban on “London-style” sidewalk parking across the UK.
The government consultation document said it would be “the most significant change to UK parking laws in several decades”.
The move would put in place a nationwide sidewalk parking ban – but there would be exemptions for road signs.
Sidewalk parking is banned on most streets of the capital and motorists face fines of up to £70 for breaking the rules.
Vehicle drivers can be fined even with only one or two wheels on the road.
Outside London, you are now allowed to park part of your engine on the sidewalk, however, that must not be in the way.
Other options under consideration include improving the Traffic Order process to make it easier for local councils to ban sidewalk parking in their area.
Additionally, there could be a change to the law to allow local governments to ban “unnecessary sidewalk obstructions”.
A summary of the consultation responses will be published online within three months of the closing date, which is November 22.
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