Posted: Fri 4th Mar 2016

Blackwood Officers target illegally parked motorists /
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 4th, 2016

Blackwood officers are reminding motorists to park legally or face a fine. In one day (Saturday 27th February) officers issued over 40 Traffic Offence Reports to motorists parking illegally. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Traffic Offence Reports have now replaced Fixed Penalty Notices for road traffic offences. Traffic Offence Reports are submitted to the Central Ticket Office where suitable and subsequent action will be taken. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

On the day, the following Traffic Offence Reports were issued: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

– No waiting (including, parking on double yellow lines) – 40 TORS issued
– Parking in Permit Bays – 5 TORS issued
– Summons for Traffic Offences – 1 TOR issued (A person will be reported for summons if there are additional offences) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over 40 verbal warning were given and 2 Anti-Social Behaviour referrals. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ward Manager for Blackwood, PC Andy Brunker said: “Blackwood Officers are constantly receiving complaints regarding illegal and inconsiderate parking within Blackwood town, the bus station and neighbouring streets. This has a huge impact on local residents, visitors and businesses in the area and as a result, the public have asked us to focus on it a Your Voice Priority. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“There appears to be a misconception amongst the public that if they drive off before the ticket is issued they will not be prosecuted – can I stress that this is not the case and they will receive a Traffic Offence Report in the post, plus they could be committing additional offences such as failing to stop for an officer. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I want to remind motorists to park sensibly in car parks and avoid parking on double yellow lines and loading bays. Future operations are now being planned throughout the forthcoming months.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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