‘Don’t park on the clearway or you will get a £30 fine’ – Police clamp down on illegal parking on street in Stevenage Old Town

Cars are now being ticketed on a stretch of Primett Road in the Old Town

Cars are now being ticketed on a stretch of Primett Road in the Old Town - Credit: Archant

Police are coming down hard on motorists parking illegally in a street and underpass in Stevenage’s Old Town. New signs have been placed along part of Primett road advertising its ‘clearway’ status, which means no-one can legally park along the stretch from the Esso garage, under the dual carriageway and alongside Bank House.

A £30 fine will be dished out to anyone who parks on the stretch of road.

A £30 fine will be dished out to anyone who parks on the stretch of road. - Credit: Archant

Police say drivers have been parking there for more than a year, causing an “obstruction or a hazard for other vehicles”.

PC Lindsey Cox said: “We have received numerous complaints about the nature of the parking on this road and despite warnings, some motorists have ignored our advice.

“The road is a ‘clearway’ which means it is illegal to stop on the main carriageway for any reason except in an emergency.

“We are now regularly monitoring the road and have been issuing about 15 tickets a week to motorists that continue to park on a clearway, which means a fine of £30. These patrols will continue so please use the road appropriately and don’t risk a fine.”


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Police notices have also been put up, warning motorists that they will be fined if they don’t pay attention to the parking restrictions.

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