Guide Dog charity plea to stop pavement parking

A guide dog at work Credit: Jane Mingay/PA Archive

The charity Guide Dogs is calling for tougher action on motorists who park on pavements. It says towns and city centres in the region are increasingly becoming no-go areas for blind and partially sighted people.

A survey it carried out showed that 45 per cent of drivers in the south west were unaware of the hazards of pavement parking.