In recent months people have complained that some drivers leave their cars parked on the street for long periods (length of time)— with all four wheels on the pavement in some cases — and cars often park opposite each other (at two sides of the road), narrowing the road. Not only does pavement parking force wheelchair users onto the road, but it also causes problems for blind people who don’t expect a vehicle to be parked in their path. Some people think this is “inconsiderate and dangerous”. It is scary for people to step into the road. Imagine you have to step into a road where you can’t see oncoming traffic, some people say.
In a survey conducted by a charity for the blind (Guide Dogs) more than 70% of people want to ban parking on pavements. And in a separate piece of research, 78% of local authority councilors (people who are members of local council) said they would support it too. A woman said: ”I am always amazed at the selfishness of motorists when it comes to parking. On one occasion in London I came across (walked into) a Mini Cooper parked in the middle of the pavement! I could not believe that anyone would be so inconsiderate as to do such a thing. It was inconvenient (difficult) for me having to get past the car but a blind person would have walked right into it.”
Since 1991, parking on pavements has become illegal, but not in all areas of the UK. Parking on pavement laws are dependent on where you live. London has strict rules against pavement parking. Cornwall fines people who park on the pavement. But, car owners don’t care about the $115 fine and park where they want. The city enforces parking restrictions on public roads and council car parks to improve road safety, keep traffic flowing (moving) freely and ensure our cars parks are being used properly (in the right way).
Mr Hornby, aged 61, said he has spoken with a number of drivers about parking their cars outside his home, but it didn’t work. He said: “We get young people parking their cars to go to college and leaving them there until teatime. I’ve tried asking drivers to move their cars, but the abuse (cruel behavior towards someone) I get is unbelievable. “I would like to see double yellow lines or a sign that says ‘no parking’ on this street.”
Explain why shouldn’t drivers and motorists park their vehicles on road. Give reasons why it is important that authorities should put a ban on it. (20 lines)0 This entry was posted in Reading Stage 2 by Parviz with ۳ comments