POLICE are cracking down on ‘lazy’ motorists who park illegally on a Bridlington road after a pedestrian was hit by a car parking on the double yellow lines.
Many motorists park on the yellow lines when using the shops in Flamborough Road, take aways or cash machine.
But police said a woman was recently hit by one of the cars, and officers have received an increased in the number of calls and complaints about the practice, which has prompted them to take action.
Officers are now warning that offending motorists face fixed penalty fines, and there will be increased police patrols in the area to combat the problem.
One of the area officers, PCSO Liam Whittington, said: “It’s just sheer laziness and a complete lack of consideration to pedestrians and other road users.
“Local residents have told us that on a regular basis, all types of vehicles day and night pull up on the double yellow lines for drivers and passengers to quickly nip into the shops or get some money from the cash point.
“Vehicles coming from the town even pull into oncoming traffic to illegally park on the wrong side of the road to use the amenities when parking bays are readily available on the correct side of the road.”
PCSO Whittington said that nearby residents are concerned there could be a more serious accident on the road, and that the woman who was recently hit by a car there was lucky to escape with only minor cuts and bruises.
Warning notices will now be placed in all local shop windows highlighting the problem and Insp Colin Waddington, head of Bridlington Police, said: “This is an example of how the police and local residents work together and how our priorities are set. We will respond to our communities concerns with education, warnings and enforcement – inconsiderate, illegal and dangerous parking puts people’s lives at risk.”