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Sheffield City Council To Tow Obstructively Parked Cars & Cars With Multiple Tickets

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Sheffield City Council have vowed to crack down on on drivers who evade parking rules.

Cars with multiple tickets to be towed

Parking enforcement officers in Sheffield will be given the power to tow the vehicles of drivers with multiple unpaid penalty charge notices, under new rules approved by Sheffield City Council.

The Council have implemented the new policies to crack down on repeat offenders. Data shows that some of the worst drivers in Sheffield have racked up an average of 78 unpaid penalty charge notices each.

In some cases the council are unable to collect due to being unable to contact the current owners. Often such vehicles are also incorrectly insured or haven’t got an up-to-date MOT certificate, the Council says.

Towed cars will be impounded and only released to owners able to provide relevant documentation, proof of address and upon payment of a fee.

Cars parked obstructively to be towed

Additionally, cars parked obstructively — such as those parked on yellow lines, in disabled bays without a valid permit or in cycle lanes — can now be towed under the new policies.

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Parking enforcement officers are empowered to tow cars parked in places where restrictions are in place and where they are causing an obstruction to others.

The council say that removing the cars will ease congestion by creating more space and reinstating access to areas previously blocked by obstructively parked cars.

“We know that drivers parking dangerously and obstructively can be a major source of frustration when travelling around the city and can create real issues for people who have to navigate around cars that have been parked selfishly and without any consideration for others. These new powers will act as a deterrent to those drivers who think they can avoid the consequences of these actions.

“The new policy will also allow us to more quickly and effectively remove vehicles that are parked in contravention of parking regulations, such as on yellow lines, in cycle lanes or in disabled bays without a valid blue badge permit. It’s really important that people are able to make journeys easily and safely, and this is a big step forward in addressing the effect that problem parking has on this.”Councillor Julie Grocutt, Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

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