Hapless West Lothian driver caught flouting parking rules as van mounts pavement

The van mounted a pavement
-Credit: (Image: Parking Watch UK)


A van driver who left their vehicle on a West Lothian pavement has been slammed by residents.

The motorist left their vehicle stationery on the pavement in Livingston taking up the entire space. The decision was branded as "clever" by those who spotted it.

This comes after Edinburgh Council introduced new rules for pavement parking, with drivers issued a £100 fine for the act. The changes were made to "ensure the safety of those getting around".

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The image was shared by Parking Watch UK with the caption of the post reading: "Very clever actually" with a laughing emoji after.

The pavement parking ban was officially adopted on January 29, with drivers parked on a pavement, double parked or parked at crossing points given a £100 fine. The rules are aimed at ensuring the safety of those getting around, and stopping pavements becoming more narrow for those with prams or in wheelchairs.

The £100 fine is reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days. Emergency services, medical practitioners, and certain delivery drivers and collectors will be exempt in some situations.

Councillor Scott Arthur, Transport and Environment Convener, previously told Edinburgh Live: “Every driver is responsible for parking their vehicles considerately, and where this would not cause an obstruction to the pavement or road.

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"We brought the pavement parking ban in to provide a safe and accessible environment for everyone, especially those with sight impairments, mobility issues or pushing buggies. We’re already hearing from people who really appreciate clearer, wider pavements and who no longer need to walk on the road as a result of the ban."