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Unusual foot patrol for police in Penwortham

Posted on - 18th September, 2017 - 10:29am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Penwortham
The PCSO on patrol in Penwortham, with a pram
The PCSO on patrol in Penwortham, with a pram

Police in South Ribble have taken a rather unusual vehicle on patrol with them.

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During Sunday (17 September) the force had a PCSO out with a pram.

It ws in response to complaints in Leyland Road, Penwortham, of cars and vans obstructing the pavement.

This was forcing parents to take their children into the road to get round the vehicles.

PCSO Sarah was pushing the buggy along the main road to see if any cars were blocking the pavement.

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A spokesman for the police said: “Please can we remind all road users that it is not acceptable to obstruct the pavement in such a way that pedestrians are left with no choice but to walk in the road.

“Sufficient room should always be left to allow wheelchair users and those with pushchairs to remain on the pavement.

“Vehicles causing an obstruction may be issued with a fixed penalty notice, or alternatively may be removed from the highway (Section 99 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984).”

No vehicles during the patrol on Sunday were found to be causing an obstruction.

Is this an issue where you live? What do you think about the patrols? Let us know in the comments below

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