Garda crack­down on il­le­gal park­ing around Drogheda

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS - By FIONA MA­GEN­NIS

GAR­DAÍ in Drogheda are crack­ing down on in­ci­dents of il­le­gal park­ing around town with a num­ber of fines al­ready is­sued, a spokesper­son has con­firmed.

He said gar­daí have vis­ited a num­ber of sites where the prob­lem is par­tic­u­larly ram­pant and have is­sued postal fines to those found to be park­ing il­le­gally over the past week. ‘We have been pro-ac­tive and have is­sued tick­ets in known black spots, par­tic­u­larly at The Twen­ties where peo­ple have been block­ing the foot­path which has made life par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult for one lo­cal res­i­dent who is a wheelchair user,’ said the spokesper­son. He warned that many peo­ple who have been park­ing il­le­gal may not yet know about the fines as they are is­sued through the post and gar­daí do not put penalty no­tices on the car.

‘It may be a week or ten days later be­fore th­ese ar­rive in the post so if peo­ple con­tinue to park il­le­gally over the course of the week they could get a fine each day and re­ceive four or five in the post the fol­low­ing week.’ He also re­vealed that if some­one is found to be se­ri­ously block­ing the foot­path then that ve­hi­cle will be towed away.

The spokesper­son said the gar­daí will also be in con­tact with the coun­cil about re­do­ing the dou­ble yel­low lines in this area which are badly faded at present. He said other known park­ing blackspots will also be vis­ited in the com­ing weeks.

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