Is this the worst parking in Sunderland?

Parking at Asda, Grangetown.

Parking at Asda, Grangetown.

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Bay invaders, pavement hogs and downright daft drivers – do they grind your gears?

Echo readers have been out across Wearside, catching some of the best dozy parking on camera.

Parking at Asda, Peterlee.

Parking at Asda, Peterlee.

And some of the region’s motorists are parking-mad.

Northumbria Police works alongside Sunderland City Council and other local authorities to tackle parking issues, where applicable.

A spokesman for the force said: “Parking inconsiderately and irresponsibly not only causes a nuisance and an obstruction to other road users, but it can be dangerous, particularly in areas used frequently by pedestrians.

“In most areas, parking is managed by the local authority, and Northumbria Police works closely with Sunderland City Council to tackle the issue.”

Parking at The Galleries, Washington.

Parking at The Galleries, Washington.

While some of the “bad” parking spotted in the North East, such as parking across multiple bays on private land, may not be illegal, a rise in parking vigilantes has led to people being named and shamed on websites and social media.

Writing on the Echo Facebook page, one reader said: “People mount up on pavements parked right up on the footpath, with more of their car on footpath than on road.

“It really annoys me as then I struggle to get past with my baby in pram. Yet if I were to walk up the middle of the road with a pram, then there would be trouble.

“I have often had to resort to walking round a car onto the road. If a car was to be scratched with prams or wheelchairs struggling to get past, then who is to blame?”

Asda, Washington Galleries.

Asda, Washington Galleries.

Portfolio Holder for Sunderland City Services, Coun Michael Mordey, said: “Inconsiderate parking is not only inconvenient to all other road users, motorists and pedestrians alike, but also illegal and liable to penalty charge notices and further prosecution for those responsible.

“We work with both motorists and community safety partners to advise on where and how best to park, but it is the individual responsibility of any driver to make sure that they park their vehicles in the correct manner to avoid prosecution.”

What's your biggest parking bugbear?

Parking at Pennywell shops.

Parking at Pennywell shops.

Parking at Pennywell shops.

Parking at Pennywell shops.