TISBURY: Plea to park sensibly from fire fighters

TISBURY: Plea to park sensibly from fire fighters

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 10:50am 9th March 2020. (Updated at 10:53am 9th March 2020)

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Crews say they've struggled to get through the High Street in the village when responding to 999 calls due to "inconsiderate parking"

A fire engine needs 10ft (3 metres) to pass safely when travelling down a road, having to navigate badly parked cars could add crucial minutes to the journey.

Tisbury Fire Station issued this plea on social media:

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This video shows some of the difficulties crews Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue face every day:

TOP TIPS IF YOU NEED TO PARK IN A TRICKY SPOT

  • Park tightly to the kerb
  • Leave enough space for a fire engine or an ambulance to pass
  • Leave extra room near tight corners - and never park right on a junction
  • Observe double yellow lines - they are often there to ensure turning space for larger vehicles
  • Fold in your wing mirrors
  • Park at least 10 meters away from a junction
  • Take a look at the highway code to see full list of parking regulations
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