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Parking on footpath

  • 24-04-2022 1:52pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,312 ✭✭✭ Brego888

    There's a large lorry parking at the junction of a road in our estate for over a week.

    Not only is it blocking visibility at the junction, its completely blocking one footpath forcing those with buggies to move out into the road to move around it.

    I don't know who owns it.

    Who do I contact about moving it, Gardai, council?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,761 ✭✭✭ FishOnABike

    Gardaí I'd imagine or traffic warden if there's one for your area.

    There's one definite offense - parking on the footpath and possibly two more - parking within 5m of the junction and parking where there's a solid centre line road marking (possibly part of the marking running up to a stop line).

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,828 ✭✭✭ mikemac2

    edited out

    name and shame won't work if the OP does not know the owner

  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 35,117 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle

    Gardai can fine the owner €80 for the offence of parking on the footpath. Hopefully the driver will get the message and won't park there again.

    I think there might be something about parking large trucks in a residential estate. Contact one of your county councillors on this.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 45,316 CMod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder

    It'd be the gardai I'd be contacting. Also, you could try having a geansai at the tax disc etc as you pass; if there is anything amiss there would be more reason they'd attend.

  • Registered Users Posts: 589 ✭✭✭ noelfirl

    I've posted it before. I'll post it again. There's a completely lax attitude to dealing with shoddy parking in Ireland and the Simpsons developed the proper solution for it quite some time ago.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,758 ✭✭✭✭ Zebra3

    It’s not shoddy parking, it’s illegal parking.

    Sadly, a lot of motorists are complete and utter narcissists.

    AGS couldn’t give a toss and corrupt politicians don’t want the law enforced.