Move on pave­ment park­ing will im­prove safety

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

THE Scot­tish Govern­ment is do­ing the right thing in crack­ing down on pave­ment park­ing across Scot­land.

I hate it. I’ve had to, on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions, go out on to the road – some­times with a dou­ble buggy – in or­der to get past cars be­cause their self­ish driv­ers have aban­doned their ve­hi­cles on a route de­signed specif­i­cally for pedes­tri­ans.

I get that there are is­sues with find­ing places to park in Dundee – it’s the same in ev­ery town or city built be­fore the 21st Cen­tury.

These places sim­ply aren’t de­signed to ac­com­mo­date so many cars.

How­ever it doesn’t give driv­ers an ex­cuse to just dump their ve­hi­cles on the pave­ment and block the way for folk try­ing to walk safely along the side of the road.

Ob­vi­ously, the govern­ment has to be sen­si­ble about it and tar­get the right ar­eas.

But this is a step in the right di­rec­tion.

At the end of the day, it’s a safety is­sue, and no one push­ing chil­dren or a wheel­chair should be forced on to the road.

PB, Charleston.

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