Cyclists are being warned to look out for pedestrians with an ‘invisible’ disability after a number of near misses on local streets.
Local charity EYECAN met with Jersey Road Safety officials last month to draw attention to the over 2,000 islanders with visual impairments, which may not be obvious in the absence of guide dogs and canes.
The organisation launched a road safety campaign aimed at car drivers together last year – but now they’ve set their sights on cyclists.
According to Sarah Shaw, EYECAN Welfare and Advocacy Worker, people with visual impairments have been particularly troubled by the behaviour of some inconsiderate cyclists in St Brelade, St Helier and even in certain pedestrianised zones.
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