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Parking on pavements could be banned across England

MPs call for a national ban on pavement parking, with motorists reportedly set to face a £70 fine for mounting the kerb


MPs are calling for a ban on motorists parking their cars on pavements because it “puts pedestrians in danger”.

Motorists could reportedly face a £70 fine for mounting the kerb in England after the transport committee branded the activity “anti-social behaviour”.

The committee warned that parking on the pavement “exacerbates isolation and loneliness” because people may be physically stopped from leaving their homes or feel unable to do so safely.

The Scottish Parliament is also currently considering legislation that would ban cars on pavements, while the Welsh government is conducting its own review.

The practice has been banned in London since the 1970s.