CARS that are parked irresponsibly on pavements can cause a potentially dangerous obstruction for pedestrians as it can force them onto the road and into the path of vehicles.
Newly released research by YouGov has shown that almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of people are affected by vehicles that are parked on the pavement.
Some groups – including people living with sight loss, older people or those with buggies – are at greater risk.
Ninety-one per cent of respondents living with sight loss who responded to a Guide Dogs survey said that parked cars on the pavement regularly obstruct them.
You can see how dangerous pavement parking can be in some real-life video footage, filmed from a guide dog’s view, of a guide dog and its owner having to go out into the road to get around a car at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMQt-cfEFsg
I am urging the public to ensure that they don’t park on the pavement.