Let’s clamp down on dodgy drivers

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A CRACKDOWN has been called for on selfish drivers who are parking dangerously on a busy road.

Woodhill Residents’ Group says motorists are blocking the views of drivers and pedestrians on Woodhill Road, in Bishopbriggs, by parking on double yellow lines beside shops at the street’s junction with Thrums Avenue.

Residents’ group chairman Donald Macdonald said: “The double yellow lines have been put there because a problem has been identified and they are not being enforced properly.

“We want people to use the shops and the long-term solution would be to improve parking at the back of them.

“However, if vehicles are parked dangerously they should be dealt with appropriately.”

Police say they will continue to target parking problems in areas of concern until East Dunbartonshire Council introduces its new parking wardens.

Strathclyde Police stopped providing traffic wardens across the district earlier this year.

Community safety officer Siobhan McCandlish said: “Legal measures have to be put in place prior to the council taking over the remit for the parking wardens.

“In the meantime, police officers have been tasked with targeting illegal parking in problem areas in between their other duties.”