It’s not just residents and businesses that struggle with selfishly parked vehicles. Sometimes these vehicles also inconvenience our emergency services. There have been various occasions where motorists choose to ignore parking restrictions for something as simple as ‘a quick nip to the shop’ without realising the true problems they could cause. Parking enforcement exists for a reason. In this instance emergency services were able to think fast to get around the vehicle in their path.
It may only happen on rare occasions however the additional time taken could have been the difference between life and death as stated by Will Hurley the Chief Executive of the International Parking Community.
Paramedics are shaming inconsiderate drivers as their life-saving work is being delayed. While out on a call in Sandwell paramedics reported a vehicle double-parked on a road which caused an obstruction in the path of the ambulance.