§ Mr. Clinton Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in view of the danger to pedestrians, particularly those visually and physically handicapped, caused by the parking of vehicles on the pavement. he w ill take steps to implement at an early date section 7 of the Road Traffic Act 1974.85W
§ Mrs. Chalker
[pursuant to her reply, 15 March 1982, c. 54]: Implementation of section 7 has been deferred because representatives of local authorities and the police are not yet in a position to implement and enforce a footway parking ban. It is an offence under existing law to drive on footways, to park on footways in roads where yellow line waiting restrictions are in force, to park heavy commercial vehicles on footways, and to leave a vehicle in a dangerous or obstructive position. I deplore inconsiderate parking which endangers handicapped people. My Department will issue further publicity material to discourage it.