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RAC comments on parking consultation announced by the Scottish Government

News   •  Mar 31, 2017 12:59 BST

Commenting on the announcement that the Scottish Government has today launched a consultation on parking, RAC roads policy spokesman Nick Lyes said:

“The RAC welcomes this consultation from the Scottish Government on improving parking. Parking is an emotive issue and certainly inconsiderate parking is as much a frustration to most drivers as it is to other road and pavement users.

"However, it is vitally important that a balance is struck. While many motorists recognise that blocking pavement access for pedestrians and vulnerable road users is totally unacceptable, they also understand that are times where a wheel on the kerb may be necessary to prevent narrow roads from becoming blocked, providing there is sufficient space left on the pavement.

“There has to be a good dose of common sense when taking these proposals forward. The RAC will continue to engage with Transport Scotland on this area to make sure changes to the laws are clear for Scottish motorists.”

The consultation closes on 30 June 2017.