Dropped KerbsLast updated: 12 December 2012 09:31 UK
Drivers who park alongside a dropped kerb risk a penalty charge notice.
This applies to dropped kerbs, with or without tactile paving, installed for use by pedestrians, wheelchair-users, mobility vehicles and prams to assist with crossing roads.
No vehicle will be exempt, including those displaying disabled badges.
We will only act on dropped kerbs leading to residential garages and driveways if the property owner asks us to. The owner will need to prove that the dropped kerb is used for vehicle access. No enforcement action will be taken where a dropped kerb is no longer used - for example, where an extension has replaced a garage or driveway.
Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 the council can take enforcement action without signs or road markings.
The charge payable is £70, reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days.