Karen Fry from John Turner Way, Darley Dale has finally had success with her ongoing campaign to prevent motorists parking on Tactile Crossings. This is where the kerb is dropped and there are small bumps on the edge of the pavement to warn blind or partially sighted people that the road is ahead.
Derbyshire County Council has agreed to install two bollards on either side of both the tactile crossings on Broad Walk as a result of Karen’s persistence. Karen, 54, became reliant on a scooter in 2011 to get around and has been campaigning ever since as she soon started to realise the ignorance of drivers in her local area. As Karen uses a mobility scooter to get around on a daily basis she became annoyed by the lack of consideration shown by drivers especially on Broad Walk.