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Police officers released a clip of cranes picking up a vehicle and pulling it onto a heavy loader for simply parking in the wrong area. Poole Police picked up the vehicle at Sandbanks Beach on Saturday as temperatures soared.
Officers have said drivers needed to park in designated bays and car parks and warned motorists they could suffer by breaking the rules.
The action was taken after locals pleaded with officers to take action after roads became blocked as desperate beachgoers flocked to coastal regions.
In a statement next to the clip, Poole Police said: “You said we did.
“Due to the large number of people parking irresponsibly the towing has started. Please park in designated bays and car parks only.”
Locals praised the actions of the police officers for taking enforcement actions as others pushed for heavier action to be taken.
One road user said fines should be tripled, three points issued and cars impounded for 48 hours.
Another said that towing vehicles “really is needed” as she revealed simple fines were not too much higher than parking charges in some areas.
The road user said: “This really is needed – 60 quid fine reduced to 30 is only £12 more than it is to park in the car park all day.
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“Sure some think that’s worth it. You would hope this is much more of a deterrent.”
Another road user said: “The problem is that fines are accepted as parking costs to many. The fines need to be raised and vehicles crushed.”
According to the RAC, drivers will need to pay a £150 release fee and any outstanding fines if a car has been seized by police officers or the council.
Cars must be collected within seven working days of a seizure notice but a £20 daily storage fee may apply which could see fines increase.
However, the issue of illegally parked vehicles has been seen across the UK with several police forces issuing warnings to locals.
Police in North Wales also seized a car over the weekend after it was found to be parked dangerously.
Officers warned that Gwynedd Highways Enforcement would deal with “other illegally parked vehicles”.
Just weeks ago, the leader of Gwynedd council, Dyfrig Siencyn warned that drivers parking illegally near Snowdonia would be punished.
It came after more than 500 cars were lined across roadside verges near the area which has caused roads to become blocked.
Mr Siencyn said: “Those who ignore the message by parking illegally on the highway on Snowdonia’s mountain passes will face an on-the-spot fine or even being towed away by police.”
Police in Scotland have also begun charging drivers and towing vehicles after bad parking across a range of beauty spots,
Glen Nevis was hit particularly hard with a range of vehicles parked incorrectly and officers forced to remove them to prevent constriction to local roads.
Inspector Isla Campbell, Local Policing Inspector for Loachaber said “If you have left your car on the road at any point in Glen Nevis, I would urge you to return to it and move it.
“If it is causing an obstruction, it may be removed and you will be responsible for the associated costs.”
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