ANGRY motorists have slammed council ‘Jobsworths’ who have fined people for driving down their own STREET.
A mother on troubled Marlborough Hill in Harrow, north-west London, has even struggled to get her poor son in and out of hospital because city officials say they are creating “safer and more comfortable environments” for youngsters.
Many Residents also say they can’t even bring friends and family to their home because of the barking parking restrictions that require residents to obtain permits online.
The regulations apply as part of the “Schulstraße” initiative on weekdays during the lecture period between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
You are also close to Leys Close, Rugby Close, Ranmoor Gardens and Badminton Close.
The controversial decision, which became final in January after an 18-month trial, penalizes everyone, including those who don’t drive.
Banker and mother-of-one Ardha Patel, 50, has “given up” inviting her friends over after a pal was fined a paltry £190 under the rules.
She said: “I’m not happy at all, no one is. You need to register online which I did and I have a permit.
“But some people don’t drive, what will they do when they have a doctor’s appointment? No taxi comes by here. It’s very unfair.”
She called on the council to do so discard the scheme and questions why other streets in the area aren’t subject to the same penal codes as her.
While staying at home, the 36-year-old mother of one Oskana Batanova said she had written to “terrible” town hall chiefs asking for a six-month permit following a terrible health crisis.
She said: “A few weeks ago my son was ill and had to go to the emergency room.
“When he came back his father had to drop him off on a different street before he could be bought home into my arms.
“They are awful and this whole experience was awful.”
she thinks no one answers their requests and claim she is not registered in the council’s database – despite moving into their home in October.
A friend of mine is blind and her cab driver was fined £50
Sylvia, local pensioner
While retired NHS administrator and grandmother-of-three Sylvia, 80, who declined to give her last name, said: “The idea is good in principle but the difficulty is taxis for people who aren’t very mobile.
“One of my friends is blind and her cab driver was fined £50.
“It takes away some people’s freedom. Taxis should be allowed to park here at all times without sticking to the restriction.”
The 39-year-old said it was “justice”. delivered after having five wrong tickets withdraw.
IT worker and father of two, Apurva Zaveri, 50, argued that the school was primarily to blame for causing too much congestion, but the council’s response was an overreaction.
He said: “The school should manage the way people come here and park.
But he conceded that taxis and delivery drivers “need to be exempted”.
Council chiefs said: “School streets were introduced in 2020 on an experimental basis, intended to create safer and more pleasant environments outside of schools and to help with social distancing during the pandemic.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8626840/harrow-fined-driving-on-own-street-school-zone/ We got fined for driving on our OWN ROAD because of community work value – we can’t even take our kids to the hospital