Friday, February 12, 2010


It's annoying how many vans and lorries you see in Brigg parked on the pavement, with two wheels on the kerb, or on top of double/single yellow lines. It seems as though some drivers believe that if they are delivering it's OK to park where they want, when they want, and for as long as they want. And never mind if it causes a hazard or delays to other drivers who can't get past.
It doesn't bother me too much if a driver straddles single, or even double, yellow lines for a brief period - say to receive a package or pick someone up - as long as he/she remains in, or within sight of, the vehicle so it can be moved if there's an obstruction to other road-users.
Yesterday I saw a delivery van on Barnard Avenue - that's the A18, remember - with two wheels on the pavement so it was difficult to get past in the inside lane; plus a big tanker parked up on Bigby Road, producing the same effect on traffic flow.
There's also a danger from cars (and some vans) being parked very close to T-junctions where visibility is poor, perhaps because of fences or hedges. We used to be told not to park within 15 yards of junctions but you don't see that being observed too often these days.

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