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I've just seen your article on people who park on pavements. I live in Bangor, North Wales and the streets are really narrow, but the pavements even more so. In fact they are so narrow that you can barely get two thin people walking along side by side.
This morning, I was walking into town and I noticed a big white van parked half on the pavement. I stood for a moment - there were two men inside having a sandwich. Very considerate of them I thought, sitting there having lunch while obstructing the pavement.
They could easily have seriously injured me...
I hesitated for a couple of minutes. Should I risk my life by walking in the road? Or go the long way round? How about waiting for them to move? In the end, I decided they would be a while and walked between the van and the wall - so I basically had half a pavement.
I'd only walked a few steps when, to my horror, the van started moving. It pulled off the pavement out onto the road and as it did, the back swung round and almost hit me. I couldn't believe they hadn't seen me or even checked whether anyone was between them and the wall. They could easily have seriously injured me as I was trapped between the wall and the van.
I am so furious because they just drove off without a care in the world and I was left standing on the pavement shaking. Ironically, there was a sign on the back of the van "How's my driving? If my driving is less than courteous, phone......"
I was too shaken to get the number of the van. Next time though, I think I'll take a photo of them and send it to the Police.
By: Nicky B