Thoughtless drivers are the bigger menace

PUBLISHED: 12:59 06 April 2006 | UPDATED: 11:39 04 May 2010

I HAVE never been caused any inconvenience by these A-boards. What I have had a problem with is with the way people park their cars in the High Street. Why do they assume it s OK to park their cars with the bonnets hanging over the pavement and the boots

I HAVE never been caused any inconvenience by these A-boards. What I have had a problem with is with the way people park their cars in the High Street.

Why do they assume it's OK to park their cars with the bonnets hanging over the pavement and the boots sticking out in the street?

Surely this is more than hazardous - it's very dangerous.

For people with disabilities or prams it must be a nightmare. It's about time the council did something about this problem.

Never mind the boards - in general, the traders who put them out have placed them in a suitable position.

CHRISTINE RICHARDSON by e-mail

Ely

WHY not do what is done here in Melbourne, Australia, regarding A-boards.

The councils license the boards for a nominal fee and require them to be placed in a certain way on the footpath to protect them from being accidentally hit by pedestrians.

It seems to work here pretty well!

PHIL BROWN by e-mail

I'M afraid I agree with the council on the A-boards issue because these boards get in the way of pedestrians and must be a dangerous hazard for the blind and, after spending some time in a wheelchair, I know they are a danger to wheelchair users.

The same story hit the news, or at least the threat of removal of the boards, in the past two years so traders cannot hide behind ignorance.

Perhaps a spate of insurance claims against businesses who put out these boards from people who have tripped over them might solve the problem!

ANN WARDLE by e-mail

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