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Police warn motorists over problem parking in Whaley Bridge

Posted on 3rd February 2014

Officers from the Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team are urging motorists to be considerate following reports of unsafe driving and problem parking in the area.

Local residents have raised concerns about motorists using Old Road, Whaley Bridge as a shortcut to bypass traffic lights and drivers causing obstructions around the primary school.

The Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team will be on the lookout for motorists parking unsafely around schools in the area following reports of problem parking outside Whaley Bridge Primary School on Buxton Road.

PC Ellen Barlow from the Whaley Bridge Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Old Road is an access only road and should only be used by residents, visitors to an address or access to one of the business premises.

“The situation is currently being made worse by drivers causing obstructions by parking unsafely around the school which is making it difficult for other road users and pedestrians.

“Anyone seen using Old Road as a short cut or parking inconsiderately so that they cause an obstruction or a danger to other road users are committing offences under the road traffic act and could be liable for prosecution.”

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

To find out more or to report a problem call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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