Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
by Marty_JG » Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:07 am
Visit Scotland! (But don't use public transport and don't drive).
by bootsandpaddles » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:25 am
by Sunset tripper » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:23 am
For places like Rowardennan, it would be good to see some sort of transport infrastructure in place to alleviate the parking issues. Also the toilet closures and lack of, needs urgent attention especially when we are being asked to take staycations, but no easy answers.
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by KatTai » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:48 am
by gammy leg walker » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:53 am
by CharlesT » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:36 pm
gammy leg walker wrote:I have no sympathy with any of the drivers fined, where the have abandoned their cars ( I won’t say parked) it’s at best irresponsible and selfish, at worst down right dangerous.
Me too, no sympathy at all. If you're too stupid and selfish to park illegally you deserve to be fined.
by Spade » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:28 pm
by Fife Flyer » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:18 pm
by Gareth Harper » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:47 pm
Wee bit heavy handed, consider what a lot of folk have just went through with lock down, A warning would have sufficed, heavy handed like this just causes upset.
Looking at the Glasgow Live photo - the thing is, they are not parking, they are blocking the road. They are lucky they just got a fine and not towed.
by Spade » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:22 pm
by Gordymck » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:32 am
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by denfinella » Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:44 am
In the Balmaha exame, there would perhaps usually be a grey area around what constitutes parking on the side of the road (usually OK) and blocking the road not OK). However in this case I think the road had been designated as a clearway with the exact intent of stopping people parking here. Provided there were signs to that effect, I again think that tickets would be justified.
The Inveruglas one is less clear cut. The cars aren't blocking the road and there aren't any parking restrictions advertised, so I'm not sure if there's actually a rule being broken here. Though of course the damage to the verge isn't ideal.
by Tringa » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:04 am
Given that a lot of Scotland has a tiny population density why do hundreds congregate in a few areas? There is so much room it is to find a place where parking would not cause any problem and there would be loads of space.
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by Caberfeidh » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:41 am
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by al78 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:11 am
Spade wrote:Bit harsh none the less, folk have had a very hard time of it with Corona all they are doing is going for a walk. It is busy - however, you can drive past. We need a bit of fair minded at the moment. Give folk a wee break.
I'm afraid the appeal to emotion does nothing for me. I've heard it too many times with dangerous drivers who get caught and then plead they need to drive or they'll lose their job, kids will suffer, blah blah blah. No-one is penalising anyone for going out for a walk, people are being penalised for parking in a way that is causing an obstruction, or at worst, is dangerous. If the place you want to walk is so rammed full there is literally nowhere to park, go somewhere else. Those of us who live in the overcrowded south east or who want to hike up Snowdon from Pen-y-pass or visit the Lake District on a hot sunny bank holiday have to deal with places being rammed full and parking difficult, and we have to deal with it in a legal manner.