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Carers UK Forum • cars on pavement
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cars on pavement

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 pm
by john wilsonhall
The roads around here aren't narrow but in consideration of other road users people all to often park half on the road and half on the pavement. Considerate indeed to other road users but not at all considerate to my wife and her wheelchair.

Re: cars on pavement

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:15 pm
by nicholas_1612
I have the same problem with my mum and her wheelchair here in Canterbury

Re: cars on pavement

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:24 pm
by Melly1
They do or where we live too, often totally on the pavement. No room for wheelchairs, pushchairs and often pedestrians. They also block where the kerb is dropped to aid pedestrians pushing someone across the road. :shock: :roll:

I've taught S to walk on the pavement, so he squeezes through. I always think if their car gets marked in the process - tough.

Melly1

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:51 am
by Honey Badger
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Re: cars on pavement

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:07 am
by bowlingbun
Honeybadger, did you ring the council? My son works for the council as an engineer, all the lorries come under the jurisdiction of the Transport Manager, who has to have an Operators Licence from the Department of Transport. Believe me, no Transport Manager wants the DoT to know of any problem with his fleet of vehicles, they log all complaints and the DoT can take away their O licence! Even if a council vehicle is taken for an HGV MoT test and fails for some reason, the DoT are told! So for any HGV complaint, ring the company concerned and ask to speak to the Transport Manager, and if they are not really apologetic, ring the DoT!
I'm sure that legally cars are not allowed to park on the pavement either, that a law was passed against it years ago. Can't think where to look right now for details (supposed to be ironing before it gets hot!)

Re: cars on pavement

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:52 am
by bowlingbun
https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/lega ... -pavement/

Here's the RAC's view on the situation (found it while coffee cooling)

Re: cars on pavement

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:45 am
by Henrietta
I doubt that they park like that in consideration for other road users- more to protect their own cars and their wing mirrors being smashed off.