Drivers ignoring new High Street restriction
The reason why motorists may have been able to get away
with ignoring a traffic sign prohibiting cars from entering
Maidstone High Street has emerged.
Kent Highways has erected a prohibition sign in Fairmeadow,
banning private cars and motorbikes from turning into the High
But it has emerged the sign has gone up in the wrong place.
The police consider the sign
banning private vehicles is too close to the
entrance to the High Street, giving motorists insufficient warning,
and that any prosecutions could be successfully contested in
For that reason, police have so far been issuing only
verbal warnings to motorists caught abusing the rule.
A Kent County Council spokesperson said: “The signs at the end
of the High Street in Maidstone were given approval by the
Department for Transport before they were installed, so fully
comply with Traffic Signs Regulations.
"We have been working with Kent Police to give drivers more
advanced warning of the restrictions in the High Street."
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