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Pavements can be an obstacle course

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14.01.2018

There is a growing concern that some pavements around our district are becoming something of an obstacle course.

This is particularly the case for those who are blind or partially sighted, due to a variety of avoidable obstructions that present a real danger to anybody with impaired vision.

These obstacles include advertising boards, cafe furniture and wheelie bins, all of which can present a risk to anyone unable to see clearly – but a particular problem is that of cars parked partly on the pavement. Anybody colliding even at walking pace with such an immovable object as a parked car stands a significantly high risk of sustaining injury.

Organisations such as the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) have become involved in campaigns to get people to park more considerately, avoiding harm to........

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