Disabled resident slams drivers who park on pavements

William Wosik

William Wosik

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A DISABLED man has slammed inconsiderate drivers who park on the pavements.

In the Marlow Free Press last month we reported on inconsiderate drivers who park on pavements in the town. And William Wosik, who uses a motorised scooter, to navigate the streets of Marlow said he could not agree more.

The 64-year-old said: "I am in Marlow every day and the problem with people parking on the pavements is absolutely ridiculous. "It is just laziness. That is all it is."

He said he is unable to get pass cars parked on the pavements and often has to resort to going onto the road.

Mr Wosik added: "I have actually damaged my scooter twice because of people parking on the pavement and I can't get through. "Sometimes there is a kerb and I have to drop down onto the road. Do you know how dangerous that is?"

He admitted that most people in Marlow are "very good" but there are one of two who jump out their cars to pop into a shop, rather than finding a car parking space.

Mr Wosik, who lives in Sandygate Road, is classed as severely disabled. He has had two back operations and a leg operation.

He added: "There are a lot of people here who need to use scooters or wheel chairs to get around. "Without my scooter I would be housebound."

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10:03am Tue 29 Jul 14

wycombe_boy says...

Is there a follow up story called "Pedestrians slam mobility scooter users who drive too quickly and who have no training or insurance"?

Just a thought.
Is there a follow up story called "Pedestrians slam mobility scooter users who drive too quickly and who have no training or insurance"? Just a thought. wycombe_boy
  • Score: 14

10:12am Tue 29 Jul 14

only.me says...

Two stories in quick succession about 'pavement parkers' being 'slammed'. Does BFP not possess a thesaurus?
Two stories in quick succession about 'pavement parkers' being 'slammed'. Does BFP not possess a thesaurus? only.me
  • Score: 3

12:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Mrs DaPoint says...

Good job he doesn't live in Marlow Bottom!
Good job he doesn't live in Marlow Bottom! Mrs DaPoint
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Tue 29 Jul 14

chepping100 says...

Pig ignorant parking is blighting our towns.
Pig ignorant parking is blighting our towns. chepping100
  • Score: 6

6:18pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Undercover Mole says...

Question: If you were to park on the pavement during your driving test, would you pass? Pavements are for pedestrians (and wheelchair users), roads are for cars, that's why you pay a Road Fund Licence.
Question: If you were to park on the pavement during your driving test, would you pass? Pavements are for pedestrians (and wheelchair users), roads are for cars, that's why you pay a Road Fund Licence. Undercover Mole
  • Score: 5

11:57am Wed 30 Jul 14

wycombe_boy says...

Road Fund License? That takes me back. We pay Vehicle Excise Duty and there's no link between that and the roads anyway.

All the taxes go into a big pot and get shared out from there.
Road Fund License? That takes me back. We pay Vehicle Excise Duty and there's no link between that and the roads anyway. All the taxes go into a big pot and get shared out from there. wycombe_boy
  • Score: 2

5:11pm Sun 3 Aug 14

DonRockell says...

chepping100 wrote:
Pig ignorant parking is blighting our towns.
Well - did anyone notice that the parking in and around Marlow and Wycombe has been flogged off to a private contractor who has kindly put up signs to tell the rate payers that hey are now entering Private Land when going into Car parks. But then again did anyone notice the Parking Charges have gone up as well
[quote][p][bold]chepping100[/bold] wrote: Pig ignorant parking is blighting our towns.[/p][/quote]Well - did anyone notice that the parking in and around Marlow and Wycombe has been flogged off to a private contractor who has kindly put up signs to tell the rate payers that hey are now entering Private Land when going into Car parks. But then again did anyone notice the Parking Charges have gone up as well DonRockell
  • Score: 2

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