Rotherham Council seizes 25 cars for illegal parking

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Rotherham Council has seized 25 vehicles after being illegally parked during the past six months

Persistent offenders who flout traffic laws in Rotherham have had 25 vehicles impounded since 1 April, 2023.

Council parking enforcement officers continue to work to keep our streets safe and disabled parking bays clear of illegally parked vehicles by impounding repeat offenders who haven’t paid their fines.

During the 2022/2023 financial year, the Council impounded 57 vehicles that were the subject of a total of 345 unpaid PCNs.

In the year to date, 25 vehicles have been impounded, two of them have been crushed and seventeen released. 111 of 187 unpaid PCNs made against these vehicles have been paid.

This compares to last year, when 14 of the 57 vehicles impounded were destroyed.

Cllr Denise Lelliott, Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, said: “We’re dedicated to safer roads and keeping them clear of problem parking. It’s also essential that we stop misuse of disabled bays, to keep them available to people who have a right to use them.”

“Inconsiderate parking is not exclusive to our town or town centre, but our staff are working hard to prevent persistent offenders and tow away their vehicles. Impounding vehicles combats drivers who think they’re beyond the reach of law by not registering as the owner of a vehicle when they buy it.”

The Traffic Management Act allows for a vehicle to be impounded if it has three unpaid penalty charge notices issued against it.

Any surplus from parking enforcement is reinvested into the Council’s Highways Budget, which funds the boroughs roads network and street lighting etc.

Drivers who persist in parking illegally and have their vehicle impounded must pay their fines or have their vehicle crushed.

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