Monday, November 27, 2006

Double yellow line abuse and pavement form hell

Not pretty sites in Cardiff city centre opposite the castle
What a mess the pavement is in and all that gum and rubbish -ugh!!

A report from the Pedestrians Association [July 1998] identifies that the number of injuries caused by
falls on poor quality pavements are likely to far exceed those caused to pedestrians by vehicles, yet these go unreported in official accident statistics. The Association also draws on the 1997 National Road Maintenance Condition Survey which shows pavement conditions to be worsening year on year.
Excluding NHS costs in treating fall victims, it also estimates that the cost of poor pavements could
total over £500m a year from legal and insurance costs and staff time dealing with claims.