Hertfordshire Police might have found a solution to the problem of inconsiderate drivers blocking pavements.
Officers took to the streets of Hertford on Wednesday (August 16) armed with a simple pram to catch inconsiderate drivers.
Although parking on the pavement is not illegal, blocking the pavement is. It can also be dangerous, with blind people and those with prams and wheelchairs being forced into the road.
Therefore, under the guidance of Chief Inspector Gerry McDonald, police officers used the pram to determine if a car was blocking the road.
If the was not enough room for the pram to pass, police issued a fine.
Chief Insp McDonald told the Hertfordshire Mercury: "It is about being sensible.
"The reason we are using a pram as a measure clearly illustrates the issue.
"We are trying to find a balance between the need of everyone but what I can't have is parents and buggies and disabled people being forced into the road and that is why we are using this tool."
He added that the pram will be deployed in other towns in east Hertfordshire soon, and west London residents may want police to consider acquiring a pram of their own locally.
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