The Tynwald Advisory Council for Disabilities is asking motorists to consider pedestrians – and for the law.
A spokesman said: ‘Forcing people to walk into the road to avoid your car, van or lorry parked on the pavement is not only dangerous for pedestrians, especially people who are less mobile or are in wheelchairs – it is illegal and you can be fined £60 for the offence.
‘Parking offences can be reported to the parking team at the Department of Infrastructure, on 686864 or to the police.’
The spokesman added: ‘This is also the time of year that pavements can become overgrown with hedges, trees and other vegetation.
‘But did you know that under the Highways Act 1986, owners are responsible for maintenance of their hedges and the highways division of the Department of Infrastructure can require them to be remove or cut back if they are causing obstruction to a public pavement?
‘A local authority may also take enforcement action, if a hedge is seriously injuring the amenities of the neighbourhood.’
If you are concerned about trees or hedges from someone’s garden causing obstruction to a pavement, you can report the matter to the highways division on 686665.