Sue those who park on pavement

2015-05-05 07:18

In the last 12 months in the Fish Hoek area, there has been a huge increase in cars parking on the pavement thereby completely blocking pedestrian access.

This forces people (i.e. children, prams, invalids) to walk in the road.

What are the legal aspects of this illegal parking?

If a pedestrian, by being forced into the road, is struck by a vehicle, or in any way causes an accident, can the pavement parker be sued for contributory negligence?

If someone is killed, can the pavement parker be prosecuted for manslaughter?

If the pavement is public property and parking is legally acceptable, can the pavement areas possibly be licensed and charged for, thereby raising revenue for the municipality?

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