I recently received a fixed penalty for driving on a footpath after I parked on a wide pavement adjacent to a pedestrian crossing. In Scotland it is not an offence to park on a footpath so how else are you supposed to get there without driving on it. Sub section 3 of section 34 of the road traffic act 1988 states it is not an offence under this act to drive a mechanically propelled vehicle on ANY land within 15 yards of a road, and road being a place where a mechanically propelled vehicle is entitled to be if the sole intention is to park the vehicle. I defender myself in a trial which lasted 5 hours and my motion of no case to answer was upheld. Bottom line it is not an offence to park on a footpath except for in London unless you are obstructing the footpath.