13 JUN 2018

THE PERILS OF PAVEMENT PARKING

This week Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage went to visit Laura and her guide dog Atlas who explained the daily problems they encounter with pavement parking.

The charity Guide Dogs is calling for a national law to end problem pavement parking. A survey taken by the charity showed 97% of blind or partially sighted people encounter problems with street obstructions and 90% of those had experiences trouble with a pavement parked car. Laura explained this makes daily activities such as going to the shops more difficult and pose a threat to pedestrians.

After meeting the representatives from the charity, Caroline said:

"It was a pleasure to meet Laura and Atlas, who demonstrated that this is an everyday issue that can be avoided. Guide Dogs is a fantastic charity that is raising awareness and creating solutions to help those with sight loss. Within Gosport we have a problem with pavement parking and keeping the streets safe for everyone is something that is always a priority."

For more information about Guide Dogs campaign please emailed publicaffairs@guidedogs.org.uk or call 01189838162. Caroline can be contacted on 020 7219 0198.

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