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Matlock motorists urged to park responsibly

Posted on 9th March 2017

Motorists in Matlock are being encouraged to park responsibly as patrols are stepped up in the town.

Officers from the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team will be on the lookout for motorists parking unsafely following complaints from residents living in the Lime Tree Road area of Matlock.

The team have heard how some motorists are parking adjacent to the central solid white line systems in place in the area, making it very difficult for passing traffic.

Safer Neighbourhood officer, PC Gary Ferguson, said: “Drivers should be aware that it is illegal to park adjacent to the solid white line systems, which if found guilty could attract a fine and penalty points on their driving licence.

“The team and I will be carrying out targeted patrols of that area and issuing Traffic Offence Reports to drivers who infringe the parking regulations.”

Officers from the local policing team will be heading out on increased patrols at key times and will be speaking to drivers about the importance of safe and considerate driving to help keep the roads safe for both motorists and pedestrians.

To speak to the Matlock Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, or send them a message online here

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