Clamp down on parkers

In Damion Roberts front page article entitled Dozy Parkers he stated that there was very little that local authorities could do about parking on the pavements, because there is no legislation which specifically prohibited it. Surely, there must be an e

In Damion Roberts' front page article entitled 'Dozy Parkers' he stated that there was very little that local authorities could do about parking on the pavements, because there is no legislation which specifically prohibited it.

Surely, there must be an existing law against driving on the pavement. Any inconsiderate driver has to do just that in order to park his car there.

This comment leads me on to the vexatious subjects of youths riding their mini-motorbikes on country footpaths. I recently walked across the snow covered field in the direction of the fishing lake off Wymondley Road, Hitchin. On one of the tracks I encountered the almost ubiquitous motorbike and its rider who had to try out at speed on the snowy surface. As many of us know, Oughton Head is a favourite place for this sub-culture. In recent months my enjoyment of that area has been marred on a number of occasions by the whine of those vehicles, I even met one in a lane outside Pirton. When you are on your own, it may be foolhardy to remonstrate because there are normally a few offenders together. As the police seem to be powerless to stop them, could not the government ensure that every mini-motorbike shows a licence so that the law-abiding public can report them when seen?

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