Letter: How do we avoid getting run over in town?

Now that parking is allowed almost everywhere in Matlock town centre, I would value advice and/or information about maneuvering around parked vehicles.

By Tracy Smith
Thursday, 12th May 2022, 10:00 am

Sometimes it is difficult to decide how to negotiate vehicles parked on pavements and over double yellow lines, particularly along Firs Parade and Dale Road.

If a friend in a wheelchair, or someone pushing a pram has to go into the road to get past, it can be tricky to avoid passing traffic. It’s a little easier for pedestrians, but not entirely safe with children, or if you have to use walking sticks.

Maybe we should be issued with flags?

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