Many people in England are angry that drivers park their cars on the pavements. Cars that are on the pavement block people from walking safely down the street. They have to walk into the road to get around the cars. The charity for the blind, Guide Dogs, said blocking the pavement is "inconsiderate and dangerous". Itsaid it's a lot more difficult for blind people to walk around the town if cars are in their way. A spokesman for the charity told the BBC: "It can be frightening for anyone who is forced to step into a road because the pavement is blocked by a van, car or other badly parked vehicle. Imagine you have to step into a road where you can't see oncoming traffic."
A survey on parking in Britain found that 70 per cent of people want a ban on parking on pavements. A townsouth of London has already started a system to get drivers to park on the road or in a proper car park. Any motorist who parks on the pavement gets a $115 fine. However, many people say the fines do not work. Local people say car owners ignore the fine and park where they want. People pushing their children in baby cars and people in wheelchairs are afraid to walk on busy roads where there is heavy traffic. One woman said there would soon be a very serious accident because of a car parked on the pavement. She wants her townto be like London, which has strict rules against pavement parking.