Inconsiderate car parking

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:15 10 June 2010

I am a registered disabled person who lives in Exmouth and gets about the town on a mobility scooter and walk my dog at the same time. While walking my dog on Saturday night on the pavement in the Hulham Road, I was amazed at the number of cars parked not

I am a registered disabled person who lives in Exmouth and gets about the town on a mobility scooter and walk my dog at the same time.

While walking my dog on Saturday night on the pavement in the Hulham Road, I was amazed at the number of cars parked not half on and half off the road, but fully parked on the pavement.

What most amazed me was that most of the cars parked on the pavement were parked outside houses with garages and drives which were empty.

I thought that parking was only permitted on the road and not on the pavement, unless these car holders have special dispensation from the police to park there.

I also thought the police were going to clamp down on this type of illegal parking, but I use this route quite often and nothing seems to be done, which I do not find unusual in this town.

I suppose the authorities will blame it on lack of money and resources.

The problem is not only in Hulham Road, but in most residential areas I cover on my travels.

I point out that it is only a minority of motorists who do this and that the majority are most obliging to our needs.

I wonder if any other disabled scooter users or, indeed, any other disabled people feel the same way and believe something must be done to make it easier and safer, not just for the disabled, but for school children and mothers with small children and pushchairs who could also be affected.

Philip Price,

135 Egremont Road,

Exmouth.

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