If they’re not properly maintained, pavements can be a hazard – the consequences can sometimes be very serious, especially when there are fast moving vehicles nearby. It’s easy to think a fall is your own fault, but measures should be taken to make sure pavements are safe for use.
Possible causes of trips on pavements might include:
- Uneven kerbs or paving slabs
- Damaged pavements caused by vehicles or tree roots
- Incorrectly laid paving
- Hazards such as road signs or drain covers
- Poor maintenance of pavements and footpaths