Traffic Wardens are to crack down on illegally parked vehicles in Carrigtwohill in an effort to improve road safety and increase traffic flow through the town.
The move comes after Cllr Anthony Barry told Monday’s Sitting of the Cobh Municipal District that motorists are abandoning their cars and causing traffic chaos.
Sean O’Callaghan, one of the County Senior Executives, said he would free up one of the three traffic wardens in the area, to target motorists who park illegally or dangerously.
It is hoped that the trial will keep footpaths clear and improve sight lines for drivers, by preventing vehicles from parking on double yellow lines.
Anyone found illegally parked in the Village could receive a fine of between €40 and €60, depending on how quickly the offender pays up.
Mr O’Callaghan said Wardens will monitor the situation in Carrigtwohill on a trial basis, in consultation with An Garda Síochána.
He said “while there is no time limit for parking, Wardens will concentrate on those who are parking on footpaths and on double yellow lines.”