The charity Guide Dogs has called on the Government to crack down on dangerous pavement parking. Vehicles obstructing footpaths and pathways cause huge difficulties for people with a vision impairment.
People with sight loss cannot always see if they can safely squeeze past a parked car, often their only alternative is to step into the road around it – an extremely unsafe option that exposes them to oncoming traffic.
Pavement parking is a daily difficulty for Julie Pilsworth, 45, and her guide dog Maeve. Her mobility chair makes it even harder to get around cars blocking the pavement.