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Pavements not for car parking

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 three-quarters (74%) of people are affected by vehicles parked on the pavement.

Some groups - including people living with sight loss, older people, or those with buggies - are at greater risk. You can see how dangerous pavement parking can be in real-life video footage - filmed from a guide dog's view - of the dog and their owner having to go out into the road to get around a car at www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMQt-cfEFsg.

I urge the public to ensure they don't park on the pavement.

DAVID CATHERWOOD

Belfast

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