What is a crossover?

 It is illegal to drive over the pavement unless there is a crossover.

There is no right to drive across any public footway to access a private forecourt or driveway unless there is a properly built vehicle crossover (section 184, Highways Act 1980).

If you want access to your drive to park on your property, you will need to apply to us for a crossover. Crossovers can only be constructed by the council as we are responsible for roads and pavements (footways).

Illegal crossover imageHouse with legal crossover

Vehicle crossing the pavement illegally can damage it, making it unsafe. To park legally on your driveway, you need a properly constructed crossover.

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