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New parking enforcement in Lincolnshire to start on December 3

By LincsCC  |  Posted: October 03, 2012

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Motorists are being encouraged to check for signs and lines when they are looking for somewhere to park, as the county council takes on new parking enforcement powers.

Around 20 enforcement officers will take to the county's streets from 3 December, taking a sensible approach to parking issues, looking to keep traffic moving, reducing congestion and inconsiderate parking, and also supporting local shops with parking bays outside.

This isn't something that has been regularly enforced by the police in recent years, and people need to know this will change.

In the two-week run up to parking enforcement starting, motorists who are breaching parking restrictions will be issued 'warning notices' as a reminder.

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Don't risk getting a £70 or £50 fine, just make sure you look for any lines on the road or kerb, and signs in place, showing any parking restrictions.

This is not about making money. Based on information from the police, the estimated income from tickets issued is not expected to meet the costs of running the enforcement.

More details, including FAQs and a new parking enforcement procedures manual for motorists, can be found online www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/cpe

Anyone with any queries is asked to email parkingservices@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  October 05 2012, 10:35PM

    "...the bee in my bonnet is when I'm getting knocked of my bike by people breaking the law every day ..." Are you being knocked off your bike by people who have illegally parked their cars before coming to find you, or by people who have broken no law but are having to negotiate illegally parked cars on narrow roads? While I sympathise, I suspect you need to be careful about misdirected anger. It's a Zen thing.

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  • InsideStory  |  October 05 2012, 6:40PM

    " I'm getting knocked of my bike by people breaking the law every day" Even Mr Bean doesn't have that much bad luck .

  • VictorToo  |  October 05 2012, 1:05PM

    Well it looks like my rant had an effect, only 9 cars parked there today !!!

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  • VictorToo  |  October 05 2012, 8:34AM

    @ Lincoln_Biker and GeorgeSomme When I'm cycling round a corner and someone overtakes me, cutting that corner off and forcing me into the pavement, is that my fault ? When I'm riding past the bus station and a bus drives out from the station without stopping, is that my fault ? When I'm riding past the railway station and a taxi half overtakes me then turns left into the station car park, is that my fault ? If as your name tag suggests, you're a biker, I would have thought you would have experienced some of the inconsiderate and dangerous things car drivers get up to, or do you consider them to be your fault because you happen to be on the same bit of road as them ? As to my riding attitude, I'm one of the few who wears a bright cycling top in a vain attempt to get people to see me, as to hazard perception, when there's three or four cars parked nose to tail on the pavement and a van come screaming the other way, and you know how post office van drivers drive, all the perception in the world isn't going to help you.

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  • Lincoln_Biker  |  October 04 2012, 4:51PM

    "Right, first off you don't know me so you can't comment on what kind of cyclist I may or may not be" Correct, but when you keep "getting knocked of my bike by people breaking the law every day", I have reached a conclusion as to your riding attitude. "I then can't get off the road because there are cars equally illegaly parked on the pavement" It's called hazard perception sunshine. Look ahead of you, look at the approaching traffic, look at the gaps between the illegally parked cars. If the road is clear, ride on. If there's a van coming down a narrow roadway, don't commit to the manouver. If a van comes down the road whilst you're riding, head to a gap between a car and seek refuge... Simple really. The "I know best, I have priority, I'm right, you're wrong" attitude only ever ends in tears. Ride safe. http://tinyurl.com/3adbxtc

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  • GeorgeSomme  |  October 04 2012, 4:37PM

    hey leave him alone, if he has been knocked off his bike every day, he might have a brain injury, or two.

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  • VictorToo  |  October 04 2012, 3:34PM

    @Lincoln_Biker "Perhaps if you stopped being one of those silly little militant cyclists, or took the time to watch where you're riding instead of checking everybody's tax disk, you'd have a much better riding experience." Right, first off you don't know me so you can't comment on what kind of cyclist I may or may not be, however, for your information, I wasn't cycling when I saw those tax discs this lunch time, I was walking. Secondly, why do you think I'm exagerating, were you there? When I'm riding on my side of the road and a van is coming at me on the wrong side because he's having to drive past all the cars illegally parked on the double yellow lines, and I then can't get off the road because there are cars equally illegaly parked on the pavement outside the Ritz, then no, I'm not exagerating.

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  • Lincoln_Biker  |  October 04 2012, 2:39PM

    Oh please spare us the hyperbole and exaggeration VictorToo. Perhaps if you stopped being one of those silly little militant cyclists, or took the time to watch where you're riding instead of checking everybody's tax disk, you'd have a much better riding experience.

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  • VictorToo  |  October 04 2012, 1:25PM

    Only replying to the previous post from Lincoln County Council, and the bee in my bonnet is when I'm getting knocked of my bike by people breaking the law every day and the police don't seem to care to do anything about it. And, if I had a direct line to the bigwigs I might be telling them that if they bothered to get of their backsides and go and look, one side of Waterside South is now so full that they're parking on both sides of the road now, and that the transit van and the X5 both have expired tax discs.

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  • Marbo1  |  October 04 2012, 12:32PM

    That's a pretty big bee you've got in your bonnet Vic. Maybe you should have applied for one of these jobs, rather than crying about it. Why not try asking for one now, seeing how you seem to believe you now have a direct line to the big wigs at LCC.

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