Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Football Fans STILL Flouting Traffic Laws; AWFUL PARKING PUTTING OTHER DRIVERS AT RISK AROUND BORO STADIUM

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Football Fans STILL Flouting Traffic Laws; AWFUL PARKING PUTTING OTHER DRIVERS AT RISK AROUND BORO STADIUM

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Byline: MIKE BROWN mike.brown@trinitymirror.com @MIKEBROWNGAZ

AFTER two years of warnings, double yellow lines being painted and dozens of parking tickets, Boro fans are still parking illegally.

Scores of cars were left on Shepherdson Way, Heath Road and other streets between the A66 and the Riverside Stadium during Boro's 2-0 win against Burton Albion on Tuesday.

Vehicles were mounted on pavements, parked on roundabouts and some had been left on a grass verge next to the A66.

We will work with Police enforcement It's unclear if any parking fines were handed out on the night, with a Middlesbrough Council spokesman saying: "There was a noticeable improvement in parking behaviour towards the end of last season, with drivers no longer parking on the central reservation or A66 slip roads.

"Where motorists continue to flout the restrictions - and put other road users at risk - we will continue to work with Cleveland Police to take enforcement action where appropriate." During a promotion push two seasons ago, the issue came to a head as sell-out crowds forced the club, police and the council to act.

Along with repeated warnings that persistent 'dangerous' parkers would be fined, Middlesbrough Council painted double yellow lines on roads leading to the stadium last year.

The council is responsible for enforcing parking rules. Cleveland Police would only intervene if the way a car was parked was causing an immediate danger to other road users. …

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