Time for pavement parking to hit the road says Guide Dogs by admin April 23, 2017 at 1:51 am News 0 Comment 20 Feb 2017 Guide Dogs is calling again on the Government to stop problem pavement parking, following nearly a year of inaction. The charity has launched a new petition urging the Government to make pavement parking illegal, except in certain areas allowed by local councils. Cars parked on pavements pose a serious danger to people with sight loss and many other pedestrians, including wheelchair users, older people and parents with pushchairs, by forcing them out on to the road. In December 2015 MPs debated a proposal to make it an offence to park on pavements except where the local authority has created a special exemption. At the time, Transport Minister Andrew Jones promised the Government would look seriously at the issue, including conducting new research. But almost a year later, no real action has been taken. Senior campaigns manager at Guide Dogs, James White said: “The Government committed to taking action to end this blight, but little has been done. It’s time for a new nationwide law to end inconsiderate and unnecessary pavement parking. The worry of not knowing if you will need to step into the road due to a blocked pavement is an added stress people with sight loss shouldn’t have to contend with.” Guide dog owner Nathan Foy, from Cardiff said: “Having to walk in the road because of cars parked on pavements is terrifying, no matter how busy the street. I also have to think about the danger it poses to my guide dog, let alone when I am out with my two-year-old daughter. I’m sure if drivers could experience what it’s like to step out into such a dangerous situation when you can’t see, they’d park elsewhere.” A survey by Guide Dogs showed that 97% of blind or partially sighted people encounter problems with street obstructions, and 90% of those had experienced trouble with a car parked on a pavement. Guide Dogs campaign for a ban on pavement parking is supported by more than 30 other charities and organisations who want to see a new nationwide law in place. From 23-26 February the Pavement Parking petition will also feature as Mumsnet’s Guest Campaign of the moment. Sign our petition and find out what you can do to help. Source link Related Share This Post: Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Post navigation ‹ Previous Re: Dog Health Care : Microchips for Dogs & PuppiesNext › Puppies go for leader dog training Related Content Guide dog has given ex-footballer his life back The power of recorded thought Bus Services Bill: Select Committee welcomes Government support for Talking Buses Glaucoma- the thief of sight more news from the blog Step 3 – Puppy Training – “Sit” Using Positive Reinforcement PELUQUERÍA CANINA CANICHE – POODLE DOG GROOMING MASTERS IN ARTERO CHAMPIONSHIP 8 week old Puppy in training (The First 6 Days) How to TEACH ANY DOG to STOP BARKING Humanely, Effectively, and Naturally! Designer dog grooming video by Jodi Murphy Labradoodle Grooming with WAHL KM5 Clipper Emergency Dog Health Care : How to Tell if Your Dog Is Sick Samoyed puppy training 9 weeks old Grooming Guide – Bichon Frisé Show or Competition Trim – Pro Groomer How to Choose the Right Puppy: Tips and Advice from Iams® Dog rescue nurses puppy mill victims back to health Dog training tutorial in Nepali puppy training Skye Cane Corso North Aurora IL How to groom a long haired dog – Dog grooming demonstration Pitbull 2 month puppy training wait command Service dog training tuck under chair Puppy Training Guide pdfBook Pet and Dog Grooming School at OnlineGroomingSchool com Puppy’s First Grooming Part 1 of 5 Adolescent Dogs – Footage from dog training classes. Guildford, Surrey. How to Train a Dog to Go to a “Place” Mat (K9-1.com) Puppy & kitten grooming each other How to Stop Puppy Biting and Don’t Do These 5 Things When Training Your Puppy Gunshot Training a Puppy! Suppressed Subsonics Cane Corso Bite Work – Dog Sport/IPO – Cali K9® Dog Training – San Jose Obedience Training For Dogs Free 101 Dog Training Tips Dog Training – Come Here Command Patterdale terrier puppy training Puppy Potty Training, Schedule, Vaccinations, & Grooming Schedule Clicker Grooming – Puppy Training Dog Grooming Vans Springer Clan Standard Poodles – Lesson 1 Grooming Your Puppy Service Dog Training Add Comment Cancel reply Comment: Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.