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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service warn drivers after Preston double parking

Posted on - 1st November, 2023 - 10:04pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads, Transport
Pic: Lancashire Fire & Rescue

The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have warned the public to not park in certain areas after leaving limited road access.

Releasing a statement on Facebook, it explained how if cars are parked too close to junctions then fire engines are unable to get through.

Along with a photo which showed cars parking close to each other, it explained that fire engines need two car widths to fit through.

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The statement read: “Every second counts when firefighters are responding to an incident.

“Fire engines are much larger than cars and need more room to turn corners – please avoid parking too close to junctions. This image was captured by our crews in Preston and due to the parking, a fire engine would have limited access to this road.

“Remember that if you are parking opposite another vehicle, a fire engine needs at least two car widths to fit through.”

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