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Parking on footpath

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  • 24-04-2022 1:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,321 ✭✭✭


    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?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,454 ✭✭✭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: 2,947 ✭✭✭mikemac2


    edited out

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



  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 39,409 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: 49,228 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: 625 ✭✭✭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: 13,867 ✭✭✭✭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.



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