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Driving across the footway., Legal or not?
Neil B
post Fri, 22 Sep 2017 - 18:17
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i.e. to access a hardstanding in front of a house but without a DK?

Opinions and citations please.


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post Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - 19:58
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DancingDad

The first lot of the 'retributions i am aware of, but cling film? very intrigued, please explain.
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Neil B
post Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - 20:18
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QUOTE (bobthesod @ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - 20:58) *
DancingDad

The first lot of the 'retributions i am aware of, but cling film? very intrigued, please explain.

Airport parkers.
It was in the news.


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Neil B
post Tue, 26 Sep 2017 - 11:06
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The actual situation was a 3 car forecourt, no DK.
Council paint permit bays right across it (2 wheels up incidentally)-- which people park in and hence resident a bit miffed.

Several derided resident for using the forecourt without DK and stating it is illegal to cross
the footway. I've queried why and all I get back is "It just is, everyone knows that"; no citation.

Here's a bit that intrigues me.
If I can borrow some words from Ford and Mick alluded to similar.
QUOTE (ford poplar @ Sun, 24 Sep 2017 - 04:43) *
Council approved DK

How does having such a thing suddenly make it legal to drive across the footway?

Just looking at it from the opposite tack.

Thinking, if it doesn't specifically make it legal the it isn't illegal in the first place?


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post Tue, 3 Oct 2017 - 10:28
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QUOTE (oldstoat @ Sat, 23 Sep 2017 - 19:44) *
but you are not parking on the land you drive over to reach the land you are parking on So I think that scuppers driving over a verge to get to a driveway or hardstanding.


But the RTA doesn't differentiate between "land that you own and want to park on" vs "land that you don't own/is part of the footway that you want to drive over" as you seem to be doing - it just mentioned "land within 15 yards of a road" so surely if you want to park your car on any land within 15 yards of a road, you're not committing an offence under the RTA by doing so.. Unless your driveway is so long that part of your car is more than 15 yards from the edge of the carriageway. Noting of course that just because this section of the RTA permits an action it doesn't mean it cannot be prohibited by something else

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post Tue, 3 Oct 2017 - 10:58
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Rule 145
You MUST NOT drive on or over a pavement, footpath or bridleway except to gain lawful access to property, or in the case of an emergency.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & RTA 1988 sect 34

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-cod...ders-103-to-158
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