The appeal follows two successful prosecutions this autumn where bin crews and residents were put in danger by impatient motorists driving over pavement or into the path of oncoming traffic.

In the first case, a driver mounted the pavement to go around a collection vehicle, narrowly missing a member of the collection crew. The second case saw a van overtake a collection truck and two cars behind it, narrowly avoiding an on-coming car.

Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox, cabinet member for Waste and Recycling, said: ‘The vast majority of road users drive responsibly. However, the dangerous actions of some impatient drivers needlessly risk the lives of collection crews, pedestrians, and other road users.’

Driving on the pavement is an offence under section 72 of the Highways Act 1835 and is also prohibited by rule 145 of the Highway Code.

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