We have received concerns from local residents regarding parking in Kippen, particularly around school start/finish time. The complaints mainly concern the double yellow lines near to Glengyle Garage, Main Street, and in Oakwood, as well as complaints about motorists parking on the pavements in these areas.
It is not only illegal to park in such a manner, but also dangerous and inconsiderate. Double yellow lines and other road markings are placed on carriageways as a result of much consideration and planning, and are designed to ease the flow of traffic but more importantly, to promote road safety for both motorists and pedestrians.
Parking vehicles on pavements restricts the ability of pedestrians with prams or trolleys, or for disabled people using wheelchairs or mobility scooters to move freely along the pavement. It also severely affects the view that both motorists and pedestrians have of each other and of the road and pavement, thus presenting a considerable safety risk to everyone.
If you are a motorist, please obey all road markings and refrain from parking on pavements to ensure that Kippen Primary School and the surrounding areas remain safe for everyone.
If you would like to discuss this with me further, please do not hesitate to contact me at Balfron Police Office or on 101.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
PC Raymond Murphy (384)
Kippen Community Police Officer