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For Jo C
The last attending officer stated:
on that occasion in her professional opinion the vehicle was not causing an obstruction on the pavement and the road. There was sufficient space for a wheelchair to pass on the pavement and for traffic to pass freely on the road. Although the vehicle was parked closely to the junction visibility to exit the junction was clear.
An officer has spoken to Rod previously who said it is difficult to define an obstruction, he quoted is it an obstruction to the street, exit/ entry our driveway, neighbours driveway.
Its crystal clear any vehicles where they park is a nuisance/ annoyance/ obstruction and a dangerous obstacle to negotiate.
They have been moved previously from opposite our house by the police and we are at a loss to understand why the police are now allowing them to park there.
Yes public road, adopted by council.
Thank you for your reply. Its very difficult over email to fully explain and see for yourself what issues we have faced. The police have moved the offending vehicle from directly across our driveway causing an obstruction. They have also moved them from close to the junction saying illegal to park within 10m of a junction. The problem we've had is different officers opinions on the day vary; yesterday we photographed and recorded getting off our drive and turning onto the junction and then return journey where the vehicle was clearly obstructing full view down the street. Viewing photos/ video is essential for decision to be made. We don't understand how officers find both these cases acceptable, Our neighbour now has to reverse off her drive into a junction, which is a different matter in itself. So we are surprised there are no stronger laws.
Are we able to look at it from S28 Town Police Cause Act 1847 makes it an offence to obstruct the street to the distraction, annoyance or danger of residents or passengers?