A MAN has hit out at motorists parking on double yellow lines on a major Bradford route.

Concerned Shiraz Hussain, 38, has been documenting the problems on Duckworth Lane, Girlington, and has caught a number of cars blatantly flouting parking regulations on the busy route.

He has accused Bradford Council of failing to take action - but the local authority has said two wardens are deployed on a daily basis to the area and nearly 1,700 penalty charge notices have been issued on Duckworth Lane since January this year.

These pictures show some of the instances snapped by Mr Hussain.

He said: "There is an issue of motorists parking on double yellow lines - this is occurring at Duckworth Lane where a number of takeaways are situated.

"This blocks emergency services vehicles needing quick access to Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), also endangering pedestrians."

Mr Hussain added: "It is something which is reflected across the whole of Bradford, yet the Council facilitate this by not taking any action.

"I have witnessed emergency services vehicles finding it difficult to negotiate past vehicles illegally parked on Duckworth Lane when having theirs sirens on."

He said the situation is "endangering people's lives".

Councillor Fozia Shaheen (Lab, Toller) - a ward councillor for the Duckworth Lane area - said that it is an issue her and other councillors are aware of and one which they are trying to tackle.

She said: "It has been brought forward to the Bradford West Area committee and it has also been brought to the attention of the highways officers.

"We have the wardens that ticketed people on numerous occasions."

Cllr Shaheen said they are always patrolling that area as it could become an issue for the emergency services.

She urged people to park considerately and said there could be a risk of someone losing their life because of the problem.

"It's a very, very busy road. People need to take responsibility," Cllr Shaheen added.

A Bradford Council spokesperson said: “We deploy two wardens daily to the area around Bradford Royal Infirmary, which includes Duckworth Lane.

"Instant penalty charge notices are issued without an observation period to ensure compliance.

"From 1 January 2019 to date 1637 penalty charge notices have been issued on Duckworth Lane.

"Any reports of 'blockages' from the emergency services will be dealt with immediately.”

The Highway Code says: You MUST NOT wait or park on yellow lines during the times of operation shown on nearby time plates (or zone entry signs if in a Controlled Parking Zone).

"Double yellow lines indicate a prohibition of waiting at any time even if there are no upright signs."