Drivers do not think about parking
SIR The problem of pavement parking has become ubiquitous.
SIR - The problem of pavement parking has become ubiquitous. (Anger at bollards, Herald, April 18)It now seems to be an accepted norm amongst a high proportion of drivers, despite Highway Code Rule 244, that that is the considerate way to park, by minimising obstruction to other road users. It does not occur to them that they inconvenience pedestrians and may put them at risk by forcing them into the road, perhaps in wheelchairs or with baby buggies. Nor does it occur to them that pavements are not intended to carry the weight of heavy vehicles, and that the damage they cause has to be put right at the expense of tax payers. No-one in authority seems to give a damn. I complained to the police about a specific persistent offender in my neighbourhood some weeks ago, to no effect. Indeed, I was left feeling that I was the nuisance, not the offender.J MurthwaiteMalden RoadSidmouth