Gardaí Appeal To Public To Park Responsibly At Beaches

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AN Garda Síochána and Kerry County Council are appealing for motorists to park responsibly when visiting public beaches and amenity areas.

The appeal comes after parking issues at beaches and amenity areas throughout Kerry in recent weeks in which vehicles have been obstructed / blocked in and roadways obstructed.

In many instances this has caused huge inconvenience to people and can create a dangerous situation when emergency vehicles cannot have access to areas. Banna beach had to be closed last Sunday afternoon due to traffic congestion.

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Speaking today, Superintendent Flor Murphy said; “I am appealing to people to park responsibly and to think about others. An Garda Síochána will be paying particular attention to this for the remainder of the holiday season. On the spot fines will be issued in relation to any illegal and dangerous parking.

“When you do park up, make sure all valuables are taken with you and that the vehicle is locked. I would also like to encourage everyone to continue to protect each other by maintaining social distancing whilst out at these locations.”

Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor Scarteen added to the appeal. “We are lucky to have such beautiful beaches in Kerry, but we are asking visitors to act responsibility while enjoying the beaches. This includes parking responsibly, to allow Emergency Vehicles access the beaches should somebody require emergency attention. We would also ask people to be conscious of the local residents.”

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