Friday, 30 April 2010

Man Fined for Reversing Into His Own Driveway

Maxwell Cannon was issued with a £60 fixed penalty notice and informed that he was committing a traffic offence for waiting on the zigzag markings of a pedestrian crossing outside his home in Harrington, near Workington in Cumbria.
When he told Plod that he was waiting for a break in the heavy traffic to reverse onto his property he was told that he could have driven forward into the driveway. When he pointed out that reversing out onto a main road was against the Highway, he was told (I suppose) “tough shit”
He appealed the fine.
The court accepted that he had intended to conduct his driving in a manner designed to mitigate the inconvenience to other traffic but that did not afford him an exemption under the regulations.
OK - What now for this guy?
If his drive was there before the zigzag markings then surely this can’t be his fault.
But on the other hand…

TPUC might offer a solution for others in a similar situation with the process of NCRTS