A ROAD safety campaign should be launched to stop vehicles parking on footways and verges creating risks for pedestrians – says County Council Liberal Democrats Sue Proctor and Molly Hale.
They have put forward a motion which will go before council on Thursday, October 16.
Liberal Democrat leader County Councillor Proctor said: “I believe that something needs to be done quickly and a road safety campaign should take place in the five and a half months left of Cheshire County Council.
“Inconsiderate bad parking creates serious dangers for pedestrians of all ages including children, parents or carers with baby buggies, people in wheelchairs or people with visual impairment.
“Many are forced to take risks by using the road rather than the footway if the footway is blocked. Risks such as these are unacceptable.
“We all have had difficulty using a footway at some time, especially in narrow street, because of badly parked vehicles. The time has come to say that enough is enough and tackle this dangerous problem.”
Added County Councillor Hale: ”We believe that a road safety campaign will raise awareness of the problems caused by badly parked vehicles.
“We want the county council to recognise the problems of parking in narrow streets with work carried out by the Local Joint Highways Committees to identify those areas which suffer most and find possible remedies – not an easy task but the problem needs urgent investigation.”