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Swindon police crack down on inconsiderate car parkers
11:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
SWINDON Police have teamed up with traffic wardens to crack down on anti-social parking at pedestrian crossings and bus stops.
As a result of the crackdown, following complaints from people in Broadgreen, inconsiderate drivers have been receiving fines ranging from £30 to £70.
And the message from police and their partners at Swindon Council is that the operation against selfish motorists will continue.
PC Luke Atkinson, the Community Beat Manager, said: “Broadgreen and in particular Manchester Road has in recent times seen a marked increase in the level of traffic.
“This has unfortunately led to numerous incidents of anti-social parking, including unnecessary obstructions, parking on double yellow lines as well as parking in bus stops and on pedestrian crossings.
“This is a real issue for residents as it affects their day-to-day lives as well as presenting a safety risk for pedestrians.
“Wiltshire Police and Swindon Council will be stepping up patrols in the future to enforce parking restrictions.
“Consider road users, pedestrians and the impact on the community when you park."