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Mother-of-two 'takes a chance' every time she pulls out of driveway
A mother-of-two who says she chances her safety every time she pulls out of her driveway is urging Barnet Council to de-clutter her road of parked cars.
Bharti Kothari, of Mayfield Avenue, is left nervous every time she carefully edges out of her narrow drive, with her vision restricted by parked cars and trees.
A dropped curb opposite her home is the only one in the road without a yellow line preventing cars parking there.
She believes Barnet Council should install the restriction because the extra space would give her and her family peace of mind.
She said: “You look left, right and edge out as cars speed past you. Eventually you have to just take a chance – it is a worry.”
The interpreter has asked Barnet Council to look at the issue four times over the past three years but she says she has received little in the way of a response.
“It has been very frustrating. You have to go through their switch board, I’ve sent emails and made phone calls but nothing has been done.”
Mrs Kothari’s 22-year-old son also uses the “hazardous” driveway and she is concerned the safety of her family is at risk.
The additional parked cars have led to a few near misses with her blind neighbour, who she has not seen due to the unnatural angle at which she is forced to reverse into her drive.
She added: “It is such an inconvenience and I’ve had so many near misses trying to pull out. I just want something to be done – the extra space would make all the difference.”